Math Competitions

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Today is World Math Day.  Kids around the world are competing with each other to win prizes.  To know more about it go to http://www.worldmathday.com/.  If you or your students didn’t get to participate this year, put it on your calendar for next year!

Also, this Friday is the AMATYC Student Mathematics League Competition for Monroe Community College (MCC) students. This is Round 2 of the competition.  Two Year Colleges around the nation could have theirs between February 13 and March 7.  MCC student Bozhong Kang came in second and an MCC team came in fourth last year.  Way to go MCC!

Next week is the NYS-MATYC Competition for MCC students which happen to have the top spot for the state!  Prizes will be distributed at the NYSMATYC Annual Conference in Suffern, NY on April 5, 2008.  It’s probably not a coincidence that April is Mathematics Awareness Month.

Students go for it and enjoy your prizes!

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2 Responses to Math Competitions

  1. It All Adds Up, Almost 2 Million Students Unite from 204 Countries to
    Set a New World Record.

    White Plains, NY – March 6, 2009 – Event organizers have announced that a new world record was set on World Math Day 2009 with a record number of students correctly answering 452,681,681 questions during the event held this week, breaking last year’s record of correctly answering 182,455,169 questions.

    Kaya Genc, an 11-year-old student from the land ‘downunder,’ Australia, correctly answered 129,106 arithmetic questions in 48 hours, to take home the title of World Math Day Champion for 2009. Kaya triumphed over more than 1,952,879 million students from 204 countries to take home this year’s global title.

    After he was given his winning news, Kaya said, “Wow! I can’t believe I’ve beaten the whole world! I’ve been working hard practicing and preparing for the event, so I’m happy all the hard work has paid off.”

    Peter Walters, Chief Executive Officer of 3P Learning USA, event organizers, said, “We have had an outstanding response to the event this year with almost 2 million students, from all corners of the globe. It’s well beyond anything we imagined possible when the event first began 3 years ago. In 2007 and 2008, on average students who participated in World Math Day had improvement of 30% in mental math speed and accuracy”.

    The event has become the world’s largest annual educational event. Students compete in real time against other children using the World Math Day website and online program, playing 60-second games during which they answer as many mental arithmetic questions as accurately and as fast as they can.

    For the second year running, Cartoon Network, the leading kids television channel, has lent its support in promoting the event and encouraging kids to take part.

    This year 3P Learning, creators of World Math Day and the flagship learning platform LiveMathBowl, are also donating $3 from every LiveMathBowl license sold before the 10th of March to UNICEF.

    More information is available at http://www.worldmathday.com.

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    2009 World Math Day Champion Kaya Genc and 3P Learning Chief Executive Officer Peter Walters are available for interview.

  2. Tracy says:

    DreamBox Learning is celebrating Math Awareness Month with the kids. We have created a fun calendar of math activities for the month of April with this years theme in mind. Here is the URL for the calendar http://www.dreambox.com/math_awareness_month. Feel free to spread it around to any teachers, parents, or future mathematicians that want to celebrate too.

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