March 5th 2008 is going to be a very special day in the maths calendar. It is World Maths Day!!
In 2007 World Maths Day saw 93 countries and over 280 000 students answering a staggering 39 million questions correctly – all in one day!!
The organisers are hoping to beat last year’s record in this year’s great mental arithmetic challenge.
Registration is free for both schools and students and registrations open on February 1st 2008.
What’s it all about?
Students play against each other at mental arithmetic games, in real time across the whole world.
You register to get a user name and password.
When you sign in on the day the Live Mathletics game engine will search the globe for worthy opponents.
Then its GAME ON!
Each correct answer is worth one point and they are hoping for 50 million correct answers! Open to all ages from 5 to 18 and all ability levels.
It’s FREE and there are some great prizes.
So remember the date and keep it free for World Maths Day!
The day is being organised by mathletics: an interesting site which I will review later.
To find out more just go to: http://www.worldmathsday.com/
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