World Maths Day

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On March 5th, over 750,000 students from all over the world participated in World Maths Day, an online math competition hosted by Australian company 3P learning in collaboration with Voyager Expanded Learning, a leading publisher of K-12 educational solutions in America.

The competition open to students, 5 to 18 years of age, covers the four facets of math - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The age -appropriate problems are set up as one-minute games with a 20-second break in between. Students are given three chances to get the right answer - after which, a new "game" appears. Each correct answer earns them a point.

The competition lasts for 48 hours, during which students can log in and out as many times as they wish. The student who answers the most questions in this time-frame is declared the winner.

This year a new world-wide record was set with students solving 182,455,169 math problems accurately. The overall winner was a girl from Australia, who is only listed as Tatiana D - She managed to solve 65,199 math problems. The runner-up was Rock Tsui, a 17-year old boy from England with 62,273 questions to his credit. He said he only slept for half-an- hour throughout the 48 hours, keeping himself awake by drinking lots of Red Bull (an energy drink). Last year Rock Tsui came in 17th.

If you missed it this year the next World Maths Day will be held on March 9th, 2009. Make sure you mark it in your calendars and sign up with your classmates or as an individual next year.

source: Worldmathday.com

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21 Comments
  • CoolMonday, January 28, 2019 at 2:57 pm
    I like math too
    • bean_boy
      bean_boyMonday, April 2, 2018 at 12:23 pm
      MATH RULES!
      • AnonymousFriday, May 8, 2015 at 8:15 am
        Cool
        • AnonymousFriday, May 8, 2015 at 8:15 am
          Cool
          • shivi483
            shivi483Monday, January 5, 2015 at 12:13 am
            I love maths it is my favourite subject
            • turtlenicole
              turtlenicoleWednesday, October 1, 2014 at 7:05 pm
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              • cello
                celloMonday, September 8, 2014 at 4:55 pm
                I never new that i want to tod try it
                • trippyThursday, March 6, 2014 at 4:54 pm
                  i want to try that
                  • cello
                    celloMonday, September 8, 2014 at 4:55 pm
                    I agree
                  • butsagint0nThursday, March 6, 2014 at 4:22 pm
                    Not much of a article more like a comic strip
                    • TheBeastThursday, January 30, 2014 at 2:48 pm
                      this is small