World Maths Day 2014

World Maths Day 2015Update
On the World Education Games Website we can see the following message:

The World Education Games will be taking a break in 2014 from official competition and will return in 2015. 

From an announcement in December 2013 we learn that the World Education Games will be a biannual event, taking place in March 2015, 2017 and 2019. The Exact dates for 2015 will be announced in March 2014. You can read the announcement on the World Education Games blog.

So the event is over for 2013, so many questions answered by so many students and lots of fun, the numbers have been crunched here. Students can still log in to the site and print an achievement certificate.

Perhaps time to remind everyone who enjoys these mental arithmetic games that there are plenty available they can still enjoy all year round.
Note the comment from Shane Hill below, for 4 to 10 year olds he has made Core Skills available.

sum-sense

Sum Sense from Oswego City School District

Sum Sense from Oswego City School District. for example is a little different – arrange the given numbers to give a correct statement. If you like this game note that Sum Sense games are available for other operations, scroll down to the bottom of this collection.

I have been looking at Sumdog again recently, I like the way that the various skill levels can be restricted; the site is aimed at students aged 6 to 14 (having said that some of my Year 11 (age 15-16) students looked like they were rather enjoying themselves recently) so I want my secondary age students to practise the skills at the upper end of the age range and have currently restricted them all to levels 8, 9 and 10. It is possible to set up competitions so I thought I would try that this week with Year 10 as one of our many Enrichment Week activities. See the Teachers’ page.

 

11 comments on “World Maths Day 2014

  1. Hi all – I’m actually the inventor of World Math Day and Mathletics and I’m thrilled you like it so much! I want to let you know of a new program called Skoolbo that I’ve created. You are able to play Math and Literacy games as well as language learning. It’s free of charge and open all year round. Best wishes, Shane

  2. We are so upset that math Day is cancelled. Can you please give us a better explanation other than “taking a break”? We were so looking forward to it this year in 8th grade.

    • Hi – this has nothing to do with me at all; I simply give any news I see on my blog here because I know how many people enjoy World Maths Day. I agree it’s a shame there will be no games; my own students enjoy it too.

    • Nothing to do with me Saja, I am just making sure everybody knows the dates as I know how much people enjoy this. You can practise lots of skills using the games mentioned in the post.

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