Friday, February 6, 2009

World Maths Day '09

Are you ready for the World Maths Day '09 challenge? If not, start getting prepared for this global event that involves students from all over the world playing against each other in real-time math battles.

It's thanks to the iLearn Technology blog that I found out about this website that provides a fun way for students to practice their math facts as they challenge others around the world. Schools can register their students to take part in this event where children are grouped by their age. Check with your school to see if they are taking part in this event. If your child has been registered, a user name and password was already created. Only a student's first name and the initial of their last name will be displayed and each child has the opportunity to create an avatar that will represent them while they're online.

Children in Kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible to participate.
Each challenge lasts for 60 seconds and has math problems that are appropriate for the age level. Once the student enters the challenge the site looks for other children around the world who are the same age. The game begins when either other online challengers are found, or if no one is available the students will play against the computer.

The actual World Maths Day challenge will being at 12:00am, Wednesday, March 4th on the International Dateline and will end 48 hours later when it is no longer March 4th anywhere in the world. The easiest way to find out when the challenge will begin is to check the World Maths Day '09 website.

Don't wait, register now and start practicing for this worldwide event!

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