Friday, February 27, 2009

World Math Day

I signed up Little D and Baby K for World Math Day. They got to play games against children in other states or countries, based on grade level. Teams are by school or country. They both did a few rounds and loved it. They competed against 3 other children and at the end or each round it would tell them where they placed and how many questions they got right. Little D, or course, figured out in 30 seconds that he could change his avatar (LOL)! Now he is a little boy with a blue baseball cap on and sunglasses. Prior to that the avatar the gave for him was a girl with a baret! (No, I didn't do it).

The World Math Day is March 4th. You can sign up kids now. The 'math-o-meter' is almost at the top!

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  1. It All Adds Up, Almost 2 Million Students Unite from 204 Countries to
    Set a New World Record.

    White Plains, NY – March 6, 2009 - Event organizers have announced that a new world record was set on World Math Day 2009 with a record number of students and homeschoolers correctly answering 452,681,681 questions during the event held this week, breaking last year’s record of correctly answering 182,455,169 questions.

    Kaya Genc, an 11-year-old student from the land ‘downunder,’ Australia, correctly answered 129,106 arithmetic questions in 48 hours, to take home the title of World Math Day Champion for 2009. Kaya triumphed over more than 1,952,879 million students from 204 countries to take home this year’s global title.

    After he was given his winning news, Kaya said, “Wow! I can’t believe I’ve beaten the whole world! I’ve been working hard practicing and preparing for the event, so I’m happy all the hard work has paid off.”

    Peter Walters, Chief Executive Officer of 3P Learning USA, event organizers, said, “We have had an outstanding response to the event this year with almost 2 million students, from all corners of the globe. It’s well beyond anything we imagined possible when the event first began 3 years ago. In 2007 and 2008, on average students who participated in World Math Day had improvement of 30% in mental math speed and accuracy”.

    The event has become the world’s largest annual educational event. Students compete in real time against other children using the World Math Day website and online program, playing 60-second games during which they answer as many mental arithmetic questions as accurately and as fast as they can.

    For the second year running, Cartoon Network, the leading kids television channel, has lent its support in promoting the event and encouraging kids to take part.

    This year 3P Learning, creators of World Math Day and the flagship learning platform LiveMathBowl, are also donating $3 from every LiveMathBowl license sold before the 10th of March to UNICEF.

    More information is available at