Sunday, March 01, 2009

World Math Day: It All Adds Up

Be a part of something huge! Unite with students and schools from around the world to set a new world record! The challenge is to correctly answer more than 182,445,169 questions in 48 hours. Students play against each other in mental arithmetic games. Students are captivated by the fact that they are playing in real time. Each game lasts for 60 seconds, and students can play as many games as they wish. The questions are appropriately leveled for different ages and abilities.

Watch Jamie explain how it all works on this segment from PalmBeezeCAFE:


keepingkidsfirst said...

This is the first year I have done World Math Day with my students, and I won't miss it again. In just the few short weeks we've been practicing, I have seen the fluency of the basic skills of my math students (even the advanced ones) improve dramatically. Just as World Math Day activities address math skills, the geography has been such an added bonus. I hate to see World Math Day events coming to an end, but we will be celebrating on March 4 and writing our reflections through the week. Thanks for sharing about this great event.

Pam Thompson said...

Hi Lee. My class participated in World Maths Day for the 1st time last year, and we ended up winning a whole year's Mathletics licence for the class. My students loved it!
I've just changed schools and all of our Years 3-7 students have a Mathletics login which is great.