3P Learning Canada

March 04, 2011 08:00 ET

Canadian Students Unite With Other Students From Around the World to Participate in the World's Largest Online Math Competition -World Math Day, March 1, 2011

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2011) - Students aged 4 – 18 in Canada took part in World Math Day the world's largest education event, competing against other students on-line in real time competitions with over 212 nations on February 28th to March 2nd , 2011 (as long as it was March 1 anywhere in the world).

This year, 66,735 Canadian students from 1,768 schools were among 1,055,190 students worldwide who participated in the Math online competitions. Students competed around the globe simultaneously using a comprehensive mathematics program called Mathletics, an online learning platform that includes a game engine which allows students from around the globe to compete live against each other in answering math questions.

"As well as providing a free on-line Math competition for all students around the world, we're working with UNICEF to help break the cycle of poverty through education and donations." Says Rene Burke, CEO of 3P Learning Canada. " During this event, 428,598,214 questions were correctly answered worldwide and 34,421,447 questions were answered by Canadian students alone. Imagine doing Math and having fun at the same time!"

On World Math Day, all students competed online with students of the same age and ability level from all over the world. They competed in 60 second mental arithmetic "Math Games" in which they answered as many questions as possible in 100 games over 5 levels progressively getting more and more difficult with each level.

This dynamic free global event has been growing successfully since 2006 where it began in Australia and New Zealand. Within two years the program expanded to include 164 countries and by 2010 , collectively, the students from around the world added, subtracted, divided and multiplied their way to a Guinness World Record for the largest online math competition in the world. The event now extends over a 7-week period, with lead-up events and activities from February 1, followed by post-event medal presentations. 

All official results from the competition will be available by March 10, 2011.

There will be a World Math Day post-event celebration held at the 3P Learning Canadian Headquarters in Calgary Alberta on Friday, March 25 where the overall Mathletics Canadian Ambassador – Samantha Uhl, her parent and teacher from Ontario, Canada will come and take part in other Mathletics activities. Samantha, as the Canadian Ambassador, will be awarded an iPad, Certificate and share post-World Math Day best practices.

This year the technology has been enhanced so that both Teachers and Parents can interact with the students online as well on their iPads. Participants were also able to take part in World Math Day from their iPhone™ and iPod Touches.

In 2012, students will be able to participate in the World Education Games of Math, Spelling and Science.

World Math Day is an online math competition event that reaches more than 200 countries and over two million students worldwide on an annual basis. Students compete online with students of their same age and ability level from all over the world. They compete in 60 second mental arithmetic "Math Games" in which they have to answer as many questions as possible."

Canadian Math Challenge is a nation-wide free event that is held annually in the Fall hosted by 3P Learning. 

Mathletics is an online learning platform. Live Mathletics is only one part of the overall and comprehensive Mathletics resource for teachers, students and administrators. Differentiation, self-paced learning and problem solving exercises are at the core of the resource.

3P Learning Australia is the founding company who created and hosts the annual event - World Maths Day - and its online learning platform, Mathletics. Their global headquarters are in Australia, and now has operations in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.

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