Time to prime those brains and flex those fingers: World Maths Day is back. On Wednesday the 5th of May 2021, students across the globe will battle it out to discover who is the world’s strongest mathlete.
Here’s what you need to know about the world’s largest and most loved mathematical celebration.
What is World Maths Day?
World Maths Day is an international celebration of mathematics coordinated by 3P Learning (the makers of Mathletics). On this day, millions of students across the world compete in Live Mathletics challenges to determine a global winner, while also participating in fun activities that highlight the wonder of numbers. It’s free, all-inclusive, and open to schools as well as students learning from home.
When is World Maths Day?
May 5 2021 is the date of this year’s World Maths Day. It runs for 48 hours to cover all global timezones.
How big is World Maths Day?
World Maths Day has grown exponentially since its beginning in 2007. In fact, it holds the world record for the most participants in a mathematics competition with 5.1 million students taking part in 2013.
The best part? It’s open to students from all over the world. There were 150 countries represented in 2015.
What are the Live Mathletics challenges?
The Live Mathletics challenges are the highlight of every World Maths Day. Students log into Mathletics and compete against peers from around the world in 20 one-minute challenges. The goal is simple: get as many questions correct as you can within one minute and be crowned the winning mathlete!
Winners then progress through to the global finals, which will take place two weeks after World Maths Day. They’ll go head to head with three peers from around the world in a live-streamed knockout tournament, with prizes for the champions.
Check out one of the 2010 champions – Rohith Niranjan of Global Indian International School, Tokyo – in action during a challenge!
Is World Maths Day open to students of all ages?
Yes. World Maths Day has separate divisions for students in different grades.
Does World Maths Day cost anything?
No. World Maths Day is free for all students. If your child or class does not have access to Mathletics, you can start a free trial of the program.
How can my child/students take part in World Maths Day?
If you already have access to a Mathletics subscription, your students or child will automatically be able to take part in World Maths Day on May 5 2021. Just log in on the day and let the games begin!
No Mathletics subscription? No problem. You can pre-register today for a free trial of Mathletics, allowing you to use the program on the day.