IST Math Week and World Maths Day


World Maths Day is the world’s largest education event where students (aged 4-18) compete in real time against other students from around the world playing mental arithmetic games on the World Maths Day website. World Maths Day encourages students of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to have a go at maths in a fun, interactive and accessible way. Best of all participation in World Maths Day is free – all you need is Internet access –

World Maths Day is a part of the World Education Games. These games provide an opportunity for our students to practice skills in Literacy, Maths and even Science.

The dates of competition are:
World Literacy Day – 5 March 2013
World Maths Day – 6 March 2013
World Science Day – 7 March 2013

Last year we had a fantastic turn out for World Maths Day 2012. We will again focus on World Maths Day as an all school event as part of our IST Math Week celebration. We will also participate in World Literacy Day as an option. Mrs. McKillip has already started practicing with Team Twiga; her Literacy/Spelling after school activity group.

Past World Maths Day Information from our IST Elementary Blogs:
IST Grade 3 – World Maths Day 2012
IST Grade 5 – Report on World Maths Day 2012
IST Grade 5 – World Maths Day Student Reflection 2011
IST Grade 2 – Grade 2 Celebrates World Maths Day
IST Grade 2 – World Maths Day Information 2010

Students have been given unique username and password information (allowing students access to World Maths, Literacy and Science). This information should be coming home in student LinkBooks. Students have started practicing for World Maths Day at school and they are encouraged to also practice at home (if Internet is available). Practice games are now available (for Maths, Literacy and Science) and can be played until the events take place.

The World Maths Day competition starts Tuesday March 5 at 1.00pm (GMT+3) running 48 hours (time for March 6th to start and finish all around the world). As an IST Community we hope to make Math Week and World Maths Day a true World Maths experience for all.

You are invited to join Mr. McKillip in the IST Elementary Open Lab, Wednesday, February 13 at 7.20am for a hands-on introduction to World Maths Day and other World Education Games. You will have the opportunity to play these games, competing against other adults and teachers to support student learning.


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