World Maths Day
During the World Maths Day event on 7th March 2012 students of all ages played other students in their age category from around the world in live games of mental arithmetic.
During the event itself students could earn points for up to 50 games, each game lasting one minute. Over 50 games could be played.
This is what some of our students had to say about this year's event:
World Maths day is based on competing against other schools around the world. 7MY1 (Maths group) was very excited about getting involved in this worldwide event. We’ve been practising in class, ICT rooms and at home trying our best to get the highest score.
You can choose from adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. It might be hard work but it is exciting to see if you can beat your own top score. If you get the highest score out of all participants in the world you will get sent a special prize from the organizers; if you are placed first, second or third in your school you will get a smaller prize.
The age range of participants is from 4 to 14 and a range of levels apply to each age range: level 1, level 2, level 3 and level 4. Depending on how you do, you can easily change levels to suit your own achievements.
I think world maths day is a very good thing to do if you like maths or competing with people, or maybe both. You can play against lots of people from across the country and around the world. You get to choose what level you want to play at. Level 1 is adding, level 2 is subtracting, level 3 is multiplication, level 4 is division and level 5 is all four.
World Maths Day is not just fun, it is sponsored by Unicef which raises money to provide food, clothing and health care for people who need it. By playing along you are raising money for Unicef to do those things. This is a great thing to do because you are improving your maths skill and raising money.
World Maths Day is open to students aged 4-18 years of age. You can play as many games as you want but only your first 50 games will count and go onto the leader board. Everyone who takes part gets an online certificate that they can print off if they want to.
World Maths Day was a brilliant experience. We had so much fun competing with each other throughout the different levels. Also you get to play with other people from other countries. Level 1 was basic addition, Level 2 was subtracting, Level 3 is multiplication, Level 4 was division and Level 5 had all of them. However you could also get brilliant prizes, you may even get a medal or a certificate.
World Maths Day is fun for students and teachers. Many people have taken part in this challenge.
I have had a lot of fun while playing and making my own avatar and I would love for a day like this to happen again.
The following students are the top three winners from our school from the 11-13 age category:
First : Brooke, 8MDP scored 1,158 points in the Maths event.
Second: Varniyaa, 7JM scored 1,020 points
Third: Azra, 8DW scored 995 points.
Congratulations to everyone who took part but especially to these three girls.
Mrs T Nash, Maths Teacher