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What is World Maths Day?

World Maths Day is a free, fun, online competition with up to 4 million students world-wide participating. The competition measures speed in arithmetic and numeracy skills on the Live Mathletics platform and runs for 48 hours and is open to all schools around the world. Students compete online with other students and top scores are displayed on a live ‘Hall of Fame’.

Who will be the World Maths Day champion in 2018?

Register your school today

Register your school today

Please note: Schools already subscribed to Mathletics are automatically registered for this event. Unfortunately the World Maths Day competition is not open to Mathletics home subscriptions.

Prizes

Rules

Competing in World Maths Day 2018

Students can earn points from a maximum of 20 games during the 48 hour period of World Maths Day. 1 point per correct answer. The levels and number of games a student must play in order to complete their 20 games for a maximum score, are listed in the table below.

Rules

Competing in World Maths Day 2018

Students can earn points from a maximum of 20 games during the 48 hour period of World Maths Day. 1 point per each correct answer. The levels and number of games a student must play on in order to complete their 20 games for a maximum score, are listed in the table below.

The table scrolls to the right.
Year Group Level 1 Games Level 2 Games Level 3 Games Level 4 Games Level 5 Games Level 6 Games Level 7 Games Level 8 Games Total
K 15 5 20
1 10 10 20
2 10 5 5 20
3 10 5 5 20
4 5 5 5 5 20
5 5 5 5 5 20
6 4 4 4 4 4 20
7 3 1 4 4 4 4 20
8 2 2 4 4 4 4 20
9+ 1 3 4 4 4 4 20
Please noteStudents can continue to participate beyond their 20 game maximum, but no more points will be added to their score.
Please noteStudents can continue to participate beyond their 20 game maximum, but no more points will be added to their score.

Year Groups

Students must compete in the year group/grade that they are currently enrolled in at their school as of 6 March 2018. Students participating in an incorrect year group will be ineligible for prizes.

Year Groups Hall of Fame

Prizes will also be awarded to the highest scoring year groups within participating schools. A minimum of 10 students must compete from a year group at a school to be eligible for this prize. Year group scores on the Hall of Fame are calculated as an average.

Example: 25  students from Year 3 at School A score a total 2500 points. Year 3 at School A’s score becomes 2500/25 = 100.

Year Groups

Students must compete in the year group/grade that they are currently enrolled in at their school as of 6 March 2018. Students participating in an incorrect year group will be ineligible for prizes.

Year Groups Hall of Fame

Prizes will also be awarded to the highest scoring year groups within participating schools. A minimum of 10 students must compete from a year group at a school to be eligible for this prize. Year group scores on the Hall of Fame are calculated as an average.

Example: 25  students from Year 3 at School A score a total 2500 points. Year 3 at School A’s score becomes 2500/25 = 100.

Every 250,000 UNICEF points earned in World Maths Day = another $1 donation.

Schools Supporting Schools

Did you know that UNICEF points are earned across the Live Mathletics game by answering questions correctly? We turn those points into cash and donate it to fund UNICEF supported schools in Zimbabwe, bringing education to children in need. By competing in World Maths Day, all students are helping support these UNICEF projects. What a great reason to be involved!

Learn more about UNICEF

Schools Supporting Schools

Did you know that UNICEF points are earned across the Live Mathletics game by answering questions correctly? We turn those points into cash and donate it to fund UNICEF supported schools in Zimbabwe, bringing education to children in need. By competing in World Maths Day, all students are helping support these UNICEF projects. What a great reason to be involved!

Learn more about UNICEF

Resources

We recommend downloading the Teacher Pack as it provides a great event overview. Certificates, Activity Packs and Posters are also available below.

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Resources

We recommend downloading the Teacher Pack as it provides a great event overview. Certificates, Activity Packs and Posters are also available below.

Download for Free

Frequently Asked Questions

World Maths Day, 7 March 2018, is the world’s largest online maths competition hosted on the Live Mathletics game engine, part of the award winning resources Mathletics used by 4 million students worldwide. The event is appropriate for students aged 4-18 with schools worldwide welcome to register and take part!

Participating students are required to complete 20 games on various levels of Live Mathletics, earning points by answering as many correct questions as possible alongside other competing students of the same age and ability level. Each Live Mathletics game runs for 60 seconds and students strike out early if they answer 3 questions incorrectly. During official World Maths Day competition a leaderboard known as the ‘Hall of Fame’, records all scores and displays the top 100 students in each year group.

Official competition starts as soon as it is 7 March somewhere in the world (12:00am Apia, Samoa – UTC/GMT +14hours) and runs for 48 hours. Below are event commencement times in countries around the world:

  • Sydney, Australia 9:00pm Tuesday 6 March
  • Tokyo, Japan 7:00pm Tuesday 6 March
  • Beijing, China 6:00pm Tuesday 6 March
  • New Delhi, India 3:30pm Tuesday 6 March
  • Abu Dhabi, U.A.E 2:00pm Tuesday 6 March
  • Moscow, Russia 2:00pm Tuesday 6 March
  • Pretoria, South Africa 12:00pm Tuesday 6 March
  • Helsinki, Finland 12:00pm Tuesday 6 March
  • Yaoundé, Cameroon 11:00am Tuesday 6 March
  • Paris, France 11:00am Tuesday 6 March
  • London, U. Kingdom 10:00am Tuesday 6 March
  • Brasilia, Brazil 8:00am Tuesday 6 March
  • Ottawa, Canada 5:00am Tuesday 6 March
  • Washington D.C., U. States 5:00am Tuesday 6 March
  • Mexico City, Mexico 4:00am Tuesday 6 March
  • Auckland, New Zealand 11:00pm Tuesday 6 March

This competition is open to all schools worldwide and their students aged 4-18, a teacher from your school just needs to register.

Schools already subscribed to Mathletics are automatically registered to participate in World Maths Day and do not need to complete a registration form. Their students can simply log into Mathletics or World Maths Day with their existing accounts and join in by playing Live Mathletics during the competition period.

Unfortunately, Mathletics home subscriptions are not included to compete in World Maths Day, nor can we take home user registrations.

By earning points in Live Mathletics! During the official competition students will have their first 20 games of Live Mathletics recorded by our World Maths Day Hall of Fame.  Each game last for 60 seconds and every correct answer is worth 1 point towards a student’s score. The Live Mathletics levels that a student must play depend on a student’s registered year group and will be highlighted during Warm Up and the official competition in the Live Mathletics Console. Student scores are also combined to determine a school score for the School Year Group Hall of Fame. Warm Up starts on 21 February so there is plenty of time for students to practice ahead of the real thing!

Please refer to the Teacher Pack in Resources for a complete overview.

The Hall of Fame automatically collates all scores during the 48 hour competition period. Once World Maths Day has ended, all results will be verified by the World Maths Day team. Upon completion of verification by 16 March, the winners will be announced on the World Maths Day website.

Don’t delay, registrations will close on 5 March 2018.

Well… both. We recognise that different regions in the world use different terminology and encourage you to refer to this event with the right version for your country.

Don’t forget to register your school for World Maths Day!

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