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Set a World Record: Free Online Math Challenge

 

Well, here it is again:   World Math Day!

 

Practicing for this year’s free world-wide math event in March has begun.    It’s easy to sign up, and your children can practice as little or as much as they wish, for free, in preparation for the big day.  They’ll be doing mental arithmetic competitions with students from around the world in real time.

 

The official goal for World Math Day is to ‘beat last year’s world record of 2 million students from 204 countries correctly answering 452,681,681 questions.’

 

My goals are to speed up my younger children’s mental math skills and to introduce them to geography.  I’m especially happy to get them involved in thinking about maps, countries, and flags in such a realistic situation.  There’s something so neat about competing with kids from England, India, China, and Brazil in a real-time math contest, knowing that at least some of them should probably be in bed by now…. 

 

Last year our children participated in the annual World Math Day and had a lot of fun doing it.

 

World Math Day is put on by Mathletics, a company that provides online math learning year round, but this is a no-obligation opportunity.   

 

For more tips about homeschooling and frugal living, see Tuesday’s Toolbox , Tightwad Tuesday, and Works for Me Wednesday.

 

Disclosure:  I just want to share a neat opportunity for your children.  I receive nothing from World Math Day or Mathletics for telling you about this event.

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. solidrock says:

    This is cool! I did not know about it. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Midwest Mama says:

    And for reminding me about World Math Day:-)

  3. proverbsmama says:

    Sounds like fun, but we missed out on it. I was off yesterday and was focusing on getting Ebay stuff ready. Plus, dd and I headed out to run several errands yesterday afternoon. While we were in the grocery store, a cold front must have come through because it was bitterly cold and blustery when we came back out to the car.

  4. AnnieKate says:

    Oh, don't worry, you didn't miss out on it. 🙂

    World Math Day is March 3; right now children can practice and have fun with other children around the world in preparation for the big day.

    Blessings,

    Annie Kate

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