The inaugural World Math Day competition took place in March of 2007. Over a 48-hour period, 287,000 students came together from 98 countries to correctly answer nearly 40 million math questions online.
Over the next three years, the two-day competition grew into a global phenomenon. In 2009, more than 2 million students from over 200 countries participated in World Math Day. Together, they correctly answered 452,681,681 math questions within 48 hours.
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World Math Day 2010
3P Learning, the organizers of World Math Day, are challenging people around the world to come together once again to participate in the fourth annual event. Registration for the competition is currently open and free to everyone.
Schools can register as few or as many students as they would like. However, class sizes are limited to 45 students. Individual students, homeschooled children, parents, teachers and members of the media are also welcome to register and participate.
World Math Day 2010 registration will be open until March 1, 2010. After registering, participants can practice playing until competition officially begins on March 3. Throughout the 48-hour event, students will be able to play up to 500 games--100 games in each of the five progressively more difficult levels.
Students must try to answer as many questions as they can in each one-minute game. One point is awarded for each correct answer. The students who have the highest scores at the end of each competition will win a special prize. 3P Learning will be awarding prizes in three age categories: ages 5 to 8, ages 9 to 13 and ages 14 to 18.
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World Math Day 2009 Winners
The top five classes in the World Math Day 2009 competition were all enrolled in Cempaka Schools in Malaysia. The class team that took the number one spot answered 1,004,202 math questions correctly. The following chart shows the top three individual winners of each age category.
|Age Category||Name||School||Country||Questions Answered Correctly|
|Ages 5-8||K H||Dalat International School||Malaysia||90,448|
|Ages 9-13||Kaya G||The Southport School||Australia||129,106|
|Ages 14-18||David A||Fraser Coast Anglican College||Australia||115,571|