3…2…1… Race!

Welcome to the fast-paced and exciting world of LIVE Mathletics. Get matched with other students from your own class… or the other side of the world! Test your maths skills – are you fast enough?

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What types of maths?

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Surely maths shouldn’t be this much fun?

In an addition to the huge bank of core curriculum content, adaptive practice activities, eBooks and interactive tutorials; the live gaming area of Mathletics is so much more than a fun diversion. It’s a fast-paced and exciting way to improve mathematical fluency.

  • Students are matched in real-time with others around the world in LIVE real-time 60-second maths races, great for maths fluency.

  • Racing against each other, students answer as many maths questions as they can.

  • Points are awarded for each correct answer, with special bonus credits available.

  • Students can be matched randomly or issue a challenge to their schoolmates.

  • Speed and accuracy are the key, three incorrect answers and you’re out of the game!

Choose your challenge…

Are you a global battler? Do you prefer to challenge your classmates, or sharpen your skills against the computer? Live Mathletics has a gaming mode for everyone.  

World Challenge

The classic game. Get randomly matched with another live player from around the world. They could be in Sydney, New York, London… even Mexico City!

School Challenge

Challenge your school. Get randomly matched with another online player from your school. It could be anyone – even a teacher! Will you emerge victorious?

Class Challenge

Challenge a classmate! Get randomly matched with another online player from within your own class. You’ll know each other, but who will win?!

Computer Challenge

Want some private practice? Sharpen your skills with a match against the computer. Great for increasing your mental speed before your next challenge!

Family Challenge

Available to home subscribers only. Challenge another Mathletics subscriber in your family. Who says all the fun has to happen in the classroom?!

The maths powering Live Mathletics…

Live Mathletics is designed to be used by students of all ages and has ten levels, covering everything from simple addition to some really tricky algebra and statistics. Below is a summary of what question types are included at each level. Have you tried them all?


Level 1 games in Live Mathletics include questions randomly selected from the following areas…

  • Addition from 1 – 10
  • Doubles up to 10

Level 2 games in Live Mathletics include questions randomly selected from the following areas…

  • Addition from 1 – 20
  • Subtraction from 1 – 20

Level 3 games in Live Mathletics include questions randomly selected from the following areas…

  • Addition from 1 – 50
  • Subtraction from 1 – 50
  • 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s and 10s Times Tables
  • Doubles and halves up to 50
  • Addition from 1 – 20 with a missing addend

Level 4 games in Live Mathletics include questions randomly selected from the following areas…

  • Addition from 1 – 100
  • Subtraction from 1 – 100
  • Times Tables to 10 x 10
  • Doubles and halves up to 100
  • 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s and 10s division facts
  • Addition from 1 – 50 with a missing addend
  • Times Tables to 10 x 10 with a missing factor

Level 5 games in Live Mathletics include questions randomly selected from the following areas…

  • Addition from 1 – 500
  • Subtraction from 1 – 100
  • Addition from 1 to 100 with a missing addend
  • All multiplication and division facts to 10 x 10
  • Time conversions
  • Length conversions

Level 6 games in Live Mathletics include questions randomly selected from the following areas…

  • Operations with decimals
  • Calculations using brackets
  • Simple Percentages
  • Converting mm, cm and m 24 hour time
  • Timetable calculations
  • Fractions and decimals
  • Percentages and decimals
  • Terms in a sequence with decimals
  • Terms in a sequence with whole numbers

Level 7 games in Live Mathletics include questions randomly selected from the following areas…

  • Sum, difference, product and quotient
  • Cubes
  • Operations with integers
  • Volume and capacity conversions
  • Order of operations
  • The Cartesian plane
  • Equivalent fractions
  • Ratios
  • Volume of rectangular prisms
  • Area of plane shapes

Level 8 games in Live Mathletics include questions randomly selected from the following areas…

  • Statistical measures
  • Simplifying algebra
  • Algebraic substitution
  • Order of operations
  • Terms in a sequence with decimals
  • Area and volume conversions
  • Factoring
  • Volume of rectangular prisms
  • Area of plane shapes
  • Recurring decimals

Level 9 games in Live Mathletics include questions randomly selected from the following areas…

  • Algebraic substitution
  • Factoring
  • Order operation
  • Expanding brackets
  • Find the midpoint between two points
  • Pythagorean triads
  • The Cartesian Plane
  • Chance outcomes
  • Simplifying algebra
  • Scientific notation

Level 10 games in Live Mathletics include questions randomly selected from the following areas…

  • Logarithms
  • Solving equations
  • Algebraic substitution
  • Expanding brackets
  • Expanding quadratics
  • Factoring quadratics
  • Surface area of cubes
  • Percentage probability
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Connecting students. Building schools.

We believe every child should have the opportunity to love learning and we are passionate about education for all. That’s why we have been global partners with UNICEF since 2011. 

Through Live Mathletics we are funding the building of brand new schools in UNICEF-supported parts of the world. The more connections made, the more schools we will build.

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World Record holders

Over 5 million Live Mathletics challenges take place every day. Take a look at the current top scores, showing the record numbers of questions answered correctly in a 60-second game. Wow! How does your score match up?

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Got a question?

How are students matched in Live Mathletics?

Students are matched on their ability and skill level, not age or location, to ensure everyone gets a fair game, every time. Live Mathletics uses lots of data from each student (relating to their average score, speed and accuracy etc) to match students together. In random-match games (such as World Challenge) students will only be matched with another online student of the same ability, regardless of their age or location. Students are also only matched with another of equal skill ranking - from Raging Rookie through to Human Calculator.

How are points earned in Live Mathletics?

In Live Mathletics, one point is awarded for every correct answer given - so in a game with 55 correct answers, that's 55 points closer to your weekly certificate! Extra points are available for choosing a game at your Bonus Level (indicated by a gold star next to the level number) - here you will get TWO points for each correct answer.

How are credits earned in Live Mathletics?

Credits (to spend in the Mathletics avatar virtual store) can also be earned in Live Mathletics. 5 credits are awarded each time you win a game of Live Mathletics, and 10 credits each time you beat your previous High Score in any level.

Which level should I choose in Live Mathletics?

Live Mathletics has ten levels of games. We recommend you choose a level that will challenge you. Once you reach Human Calculator ranking at one level, try challenging yourself at the next level up. Your individual Bonus Level (shown with a gold star) will guide you where will be a good level to challenge yourself.

What is the “Who’s Online” panel?

  • The "Who's Online" panel is displayed on the left of the screen in the Live Mathletics area.
  • This displays a live feed of all other students who are currently online and active in Live Mathletics, within the same class as the student.
  • Only students within the same class are displayed.
  • Students appear in the order of their individual high scores.
  • From the panel, students are able to select up to three classmates and challenge them directly to a game.
  • Offline students can also be challenged in Shadow Mode, where Mathletics will take over as the offline player - playing to that student's current high score.

What is Shadow Mode?

Shadow Mode allows students within Live Mathletics to challenge other students in their class who are offline.

How does it work?

  • On the main Live Mathletics dashboard, a panel on the left of the screen will display all the other students in the same class – ordered by each student’s current high score.
  • Students are shown as either being online or currently within a Live Mathletics game. Students can challenge another online classmate to a Live Mathletics battle by clicking their name. That student will be notified of the challenge within their own panel.
  • If a student is not currently within the Live Mathletics area (or offline completely), they will be identified with a shadow icon.  These students can also be challenged to a game, during which Shadow Mode will take over and play as the offline student – answering questions at the same rate as their current high score.  For example, if an offline student is challenged to a Level 1 game and their current high score at that level is 50, Shadow Mode will answer 50 questions correctly during that game.

Can you explain the five ability levels in Live Mathletics?

Certainly. For each of the ten gaming levels of Live Mathletics, students are assigned one of five ability rankings - ranging from a Raging Rookie all the way up to a Human Calculator. These are dependant on the scores and accuracy percentages of the student. They are used when pairing students together in random-match games - only students of the same ability level will be matched together, to ensure fair games for all!

How is my ability ranking decided in Live Mathletics?

Your ability ranking - from Raging Rookie to Human Calculator - depends on your top score and accuracy level. The Live Mathletics computer uses your average scores from your last three games to decide your ranking. Improve your scores and watch your ranking increase, but be careful... your ranking can also go down!

How is my Bonus Level decided in Live Mathletics?

Every student has a Bonus Level available to choose (where DOUBLE POINTS are available!). This is shown by a gold star next to the level number and is a level slightly beyond where you are currently scoring highest (so you might find that your bonus level is different to your friend's level.)  It is designed to be a challenge for you to complete. Take your bonus level challenge today!

Can teachers control Live Mathletics?

Yes. Teachers can control access to Live Mathletics gaming levels within the RESULTS area of their Teacher Console. By clicking the "Set Levels in Live Mathletics" button, teachers can individually lock out levels of the game for some or all students, ensuring they can focus on those levels that most match their ability.

What age students is Live Mathletics appropriate for?

All ages. The ten individual gaming levels include content from simple addition questions to complex algebra and statistics for Secondary/High School students. Students are matched together based on their personal speed and accuracy scores (regardless of age), so fair and competitive games are assured at all times.

I’m worried about internet safety, is Live Mathletics secure?

Absolutely. The Live Gaming area within Mathletics (like all parts of the Mathletics resource) are completely safe and secure. While students are matched with others from elsewhere in the world, there is no direct communication and all student details are anonymous. Students are not able to contact others outside of their class directly.