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?
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.