World Education Games - Rules

We’re here to help! Here we’ve listed answers to the most frequently asked questions about the World Education Games – including general questions, registration, taking part and technical question. If your question isn’t here, get in touch with our team directly – via email or social media. We’re based right around the world and very friendly!

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Overview:

What is the World Education Games?

The World Education Games is a global online challenge to get all students (4-18 years of age) excited about learning, and to give the top students in all schools an opportunity to see how they measure up against the best in the world. Free entry allows all students to get involved and celebrate their education with equal opportunities.

Split over three days and focussing on literacy, mathematics and science, the World Education Games is a hugely exciting and engaging way to promote learning and education across the world. Our partners UNICEF and Microsoft work with us to promote our key message of Education For All.

Click here to read more details about the World Education Games.

When does the event take place?

The World Education Games takes place across the 13-15 October 2015.

The event begins as soon as it is 13 October on the International Dateline and ends when it ceases to be 15 October in the same location, to accommodate a full three days across all timezones. As a result, the event effectively overlaps with the 12th and 16th October.

In 2015, for the first time, all three World Education Games events (World Literacy, Math(s) and Science Days) will be open simultaneously for the full span of the Games, rather than consecutively as in previous years.

 

What age range is the event suitable for?

The World Education Games have been created for students aged 4-18 years.

Upon registration, all students are assigned content for their appropriate year/grade level. The event's Hall of Fame and awards will be based upon a total of 11 categories - each grade from K-9, with a final category for all participants beyond year/grade 9.

Is the event expensive to participate in?

Absolutely not! The World Education Games is a completely FREE event to participate in. It always has been - and always will be!

What are the prizes?

Full details of the World Education Games awards and prizes for top scoring participants can be found here.

Is it difficult for a school to take part?

No - it couldn’t be easier!

Registration is open from 1 October 2015 at www.worldeducationgames.com to allow students plenty of time to “warm up” in the lead up to the Games.

Registration is quick and simple – and a single registration covers all three events. Once you have registered, we will send you an email with your login details and information on how to get started. All your students need to participate is internet access.

Note: If your school subscribes to one or more of the 3P Learning resources that power the World Education Games (Mathletics, Spellodrome or IntoScience) you do NOT need to register.

Does the event use Australian, British, Canadian or US English?

International English is used during games to ensure fairness for all participants. This means we have chosen words of common usage that have a consistent spelling in English throughout the world. We appreciate the uniqueness of all dialects, and acknowledge countries all have their own national varieties of English, which may have minor variations to the English used on the site.

In World Literacy Day, a national accent and set of words will be given - based on your registered location.

How long will we have access?

Access to the World Education Games areas of Mathletics, Spellodrome and IntoScience will open on 1 October 2015. All users who have registered by this time will be able to sign in from that time.

All registered World Education Games users will also continue to have access to the resource after the event closes - up to the final access date of 30 October 2015.

Registration:

When can I register?

The full registration period for the 2015 event opened on 1 October 2015 and stays open until the WEG event closes on 16 October 2015.

In the meantime, the pre-registration period is now open. You will be kept informed with the latest news about the World Education Games, including when the official registration period opens.

Click here to register your school now.

Do I need to register?

The World Education Games are powered by 3P Learning's flagship resources Mathletics, Spellodrome and IntoScience. If you, your child or your school has a subscription to any of these resources, you do NOT need to register. Simply access the World Education Games using your existing username and password.

If you are not a subscriber, you can register to access for free at www.worldeducationgames.com.

I have pre-registered, when will I receive my username and password?

Great news that you have pre-registered your details!

Pre-registration placed you on the priority contact list for the World Education Games. You will now have received an email informing you that the official registration period is open. You will be able to register your full school (or homeschooler) details and upload your students.  Click here to do so.

After you have done this, you will receive your usernames and passwords.

I am being told to contact my school administrator – I don’t know who this is!

When registering for the World Education Games, each school can only register once.

If you are (or have previously been) subscribed to a 3P Learning resource, your school will already have been automatically registered for the World Education Games and you do not need to register. If you wish to upload more students (who are not subscribed to a 3P Learning resource) you will need your school's admin username and password to do so.  If you do not have this, contact the WEG team with details of your school and we will get in touch with the name of your school's administrator.

 

My class has students from more than one year/grade level

That's not a problem. Students compete individually and for their school, so mixed classes make no difference. All students should be registered as their correct and current year/grade level. They will receive questions appropriate to their individual age group.

All students will appear on the Hall of Fame for the year/grade you have entered for them. They will compete for the school at that level).

A student’s year/grade should be accurate as at 1 October 2015.

My school is currently on a trial of Mathletics, Spellodrome or IntoScience…

If you school is currently having a free trial of Mathletics, Spellodrome or IntoScience you will not need to register. You will be able to access the World Education Games using your existing usernames and passwords.

Our school subscribes to only one 3P Learning resource – can we still take part?

Yes!

During the window of the World Education Games, all 3P Learning subscribed users will have their access extended to all three resources (Mathletics, Spellodrome and IntoScience), allowing them to take part in the full World Education Games.

Only some of our students are subscribed to a 3P Learning resource – can we take part?

Yes!

All 3P Learning subscribed students are automatically registered. Once full registrations open on 1 October, your school administrator will be able to log into the World Education Games website and upload the remainder of your school's student population. This will give everyone access for the event period.

All 3P Learning subscribed schools will receive an email from the World Education Games with further details.

At the end of the World Education Games access period, the access to all non-subscribed students will be deactivated.

We still have our logins from the previous WEG event – can we use those?

No. Usernames and passwords from the previous World Education Games will not give access to the new 2015 event.

Participating:

Can individual students and homeschoolers participate?

Yes! The event is open to all school-aged children. Wherever possible, we encourage whole schools to register. However, parents can register home-schooled students or those whose school has chosen not to participate.

How much time is needed to take part in the event?

The World Education Games have been specifically designed to be fair and inclusive for all – regardless of location, access to a computer or amount of time available.

Only the scores from a student’s first 20 challenges are counted towards their competition points tally (although students can take part in as many challenges as they wish!). Each game lasts between 1 and 3 minutes (depending on the event subject). The competition period spans almost a whole week and students can dip in and out during this time.

Starting early in the day, finishing late, or completing a large number of games gives no added advantage and ensures all students globally have a fair and equal opportunity.

Is it difficult for a school to take part?

No - it couldn’t be easier!

Registration is open from 1 October 2015 at www.worldeducationgames.com to allow students plenty of time to “warm up” in the lead up to the Games.

Registration is quick and simple – and a single registration covers all three events. Once you have registered, we will send you an email with your login details and information on how to get started. All your students need to participate is internet access.

Note: If your school subscribes to one or more of the 3P Learning resources that power the World Education Games (Mathletics, Spellodrome or IntoScience) you do NOT need to register.

How many students do we need to participate?

We encourage schools to allow all, or as many as possible, of their students to take part in the World Education Games.  This year, over 10m students are forecast to take part. It would be great to unite as many students as possible in learning.

That said, we understand some schools may not want - or be able - to have all their students taking part.  

A minimum of 10 students must compete in a year/grade at a school to qualify as a "school" and be eligible for prizes. For full details, visit the full WEG rules at www.3plearning.com/worldeductiongames/rules.

 

When does the warm-up period start?

The full practice period will open to students on 1st October.

We have a subscription but won’t be competing. Can our students still take part?

Yes, and they will be eligible for prizes if they choose to take part.

Any student with access to a 3P Learning resource can sign into the World Education Games area over the period of the competition and take part. Their score will appear on the Hall of Fame if they earn enough points and are eligible.

Can we take part on tablets?

Absolutely!

The World Education Games is mobile device friendly. Students can access the event via a range of tablet devices.  (Note: for some events, students will need to download the free Mathletics and IntoScience apps from the Appstore).

For full details about the use of tablet devices visit the World Literacy Day, World Maths Day and World Science Day pages for more details.

How many games need to played to be eligible to win?

Students have unlimited access to the three event challenge areas - World Maths Day, World Literacy Day and World Science Day.

Only the points from each student's first 20 games will be counted towards their official World Education Games score (making them eligible for the Hall of Fame). Students will automatically appear on the Hall of Fame if they have enough points.

Students can continue to participate in the games beyond their first 20, although any points earned will not be added to their competition score.

Awards are given in each subject event individually, as well as for the top performing triple-event students. All details will be displayed on the Hall of Fame.

 

Do I need to participate in all three days?

No. The event is open for three days to give as many students as possible the opportunity to take part.

Only the first 20 games are counted for each student's Hall of Fame total. These can be earned all in a single day, or spread out across several days. Playing continuously for three days gives no advantage over a student who completes their allocation of three sets of 20 games in a few hours.

Students do not need to compete in all three events if they do not wish. Prizes and awards are given for individual subject events. However to be eligible for the World Education Games multi-event award, students will need to have earned points in all subjects.

Do you need to play all 20 games in a row?

No. Students can sign in and out as many times as they wish over the three day window to complete their 20 competition games.

Technical:

What are the minimum technical requirements?

The World Education Games is being held in three of 3P Learning's online education platforms - Mathletics, Spellodrome and IntoScience.

Full details of the technical requirements for these resources can be found here.

Can we take part on tablets?

Absolutely!

The World Education Games is mobile device friendly. Students can access the event via a range of tablet devices.  (Note: for some events, students will need to download the free Mathletics and IntoScience apps from the Appstore).

For full details about the use of tablet devices visit the World Literacy Day, World Maths Day and World Science Day pages for more details.

How secure is my information?

The World Education Games is a website and event created and run by 3P Learning Limited (3P Learning). The teams are committed to protecting the safety and security of our registered users and are sensitive to concerns about the safety of the personal information provided to us.

Please refer to our Privacy Policy for comprehensive information.