Children all over the US are preparing to join over a million students from
across the world and break the Guinness World Record for the largest online math
competition during World Math Day on March 3.
World Math Day is the world’s largest education event where students compete
in real time against other students internationally using the World Math Day
website. The event encourages students of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to
have a go at math in a fun and interactive way. Participation is free – all you
need is internet access.
Peter Walters, CEO of 3P Learning, the creator
and host of the annual event, said, "This year we’re attempting to set a
Guinness World Record™ for the Largest Online Math Competition. With over two
million students from 227 countries registered and practicing online, we’re well
on our way.
"In 2009, close to two million students from 204 countries correctly answered
452,681,681 questions. We’re encouraging students and schools to register, start
practicing, and help us beat last year’s record," Walters continued.
By February 22, over 212 million questions were
answered correctly by students from more than 29,000 schools who have
Exciting changes this year include a new format with multi-levels for all age
groups. For the first time, teachers and parents are invited to participate.
Participants can also take part in World Math Day from their iPhone and iPod
Touch. The World Math Day mobile app is free on iTunes.
Walters continued, "Whether you’re organizing a school event, taking part at
home, or on your iPhone or iPod Touch, World Math Day is an exciting way to get
involved in math. Visit www.worldmathday.com to register, and get practicing!"
For the third year, Cartoon Network, the leading kids television channel, is
lending its support in promoting the event and encouraging kids to participate.
3P Learning is supporting UNICEF by promoting their educational programs
through the World Math Day 2010 website, and making a donation of $50,000.
World Math Day is powered by Mathletics, the learning platform from 3P
Learning, the global leader in online mathematics education for school-aged