Update: World Maths Day for 2011 is over. Congratulations to the 5.3 million registered students from 218 countries, who answered a grand total of 428,598,214 problems correctly. Wow!
It’s time to register for World Maths Day, which will take place on March 1, 2011. Last year, more than two million students from 235 countries combined to correctly answer 479,732,631 World Maths Day questions.
Would you like to help break the record this year? Don’t delay:
- Registrations close February 28!
About World Maths Day
- Play with students from schools all around the world. Individuals and homeschoolers are welcome, too.
- The competition is designed for ages 4-18 and all ability levels. Teachers, parents and media can also register and play.
- It’s simple to register and participate. Start practicing as soon as you register.
- And best of all, it’s absolutely free.
How Will It Work?
Register online. If you are already subscribed to Mathletics, you can use your existing username and password. You will take part in real-time mental arithmetic challenges and play live with other students around the globe. All you need is internet access.
Each game lasts for 60 seconds, and students can play up to 100 games, earning points for their personal tally. Students can play beyond 100 games during the event, but points will only count to the World Maths Day Mathometer, not their personal point score. The students who answer the most questions correctly appear on the Hall of Fame. There are 5 different levels of play, 20 games on each level.
The official World Maths Day competition begins at the earliest second of March 1 (midnight Auckland, New Zealand time, UTC/GMT +12hours) and continues as long as it is March 1 anywhere in the world. The total competition time is 48 hours.
For further information, visit the World Maths Day site and check out the dedicated FAQs section.