World Maths Day is the world’s largest education event where students (aged 4-18) compete in real time against other students from around the world playing mental arithmetic games on the World Maths Day website (www.worldmathsday.com). World Maths Day encourages students of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to have a go at maths in a fun, interactive and accessible way. Best of all participation in World Maths Day is free – all you need is internet access.
This year there are 4 age categories: 4-7, 8-10, 11-13 and 14-18. Students and schools can join in whenever they like throughout the 48 hours, although only 100 games will count towards a student’s individual or class points score. Students can continue playing beyond this point to earn points for the Mathometer.
World Maths Day 2011 will open for registration and practice on 1 February. Existing Mathletics schools can sign in with their current usernames and passwords. The official competition launches around the world on Tuesday 1 March with Auckland, New Zealand as host city.