Fully updated post here (August 2015).
Perhaps time to remind everyone who enjoys these mental arithmetic games that there are plenty available they can still enjoy all year round. From Manga High a multi-player option is available on Sundae Times which tests multiplication from 1×1 to 15×15 – play other students from round the world!
Note the comment from Shane Hill below, for 4 to 10 year olds. Shane Hill, the creator of World Maths Day has provided Core Skills for 4 to 10 year olds, this can be played on PC or tablet and is available free all year round. (also for Windows and iPad instructions here).
Sum Sense from Oswego City School District. for example is a little different – arrange the given numbers to give a correct statement. If you like this game note that Sum Sense games are available for other operations, scroll down to the bottom of this collection.
I have been looking at Sumdog again recently, I like the way that the various skill levels can be restricted; the site is aimed at students aged 6 to 14 (having said that some of my Year 11 (age 15-16) students looked like they were rather enjoying themselves recently) so I want my secondary age students to practise the skills at the upper end of the age range and have currently restricted them all to levels 8, 9 and 10. It is possible to set up competitions so I thought I would try that this week with Year 10 as one of our many Enrichment Week activities. See the Teachers’ page.
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World Maths Day 2015 – date announced ….
Hi all – I’m actually the inventor of World Math Day and Mathletics and I’m thrilled you like it so much! I want to let you know of a new program called Skoolbo that I’ve created. You are able to play Math and Literacy games as well as language learning. It’s free of charge and open all year round. Best wishes, Shane
Thank you Shane – that’s brilliant. I have added your link to the post above. Do you have any plans for skills for older students? Many of my students from age 11 to 18 have enjoyed World Maths Day, and so have many of their teachers!
There is considerable content in Skoolbo applicable for 11 and 12 year olds. Our main focus at present is getting things right for the younger age groups.
Thank you for the reply Shane.
That’s a great news. I would be interested to know whether or not you have anything for adults aged over 21 where they can learn maths, language and computing skills together.
Shaheena I’m not quite sure what level you are looking for? The BBC sites include Webwise http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/0/ and also Maths and Language skills for adults http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise
We are so upset that math Day is cancelled. Can you please give us a better explanation other than “taking a break”? We were so looking forward to it this year in 8th grade.
Hi – this has nothing to do with me at all; I simply give any news I see on my blog here because I know how many people enjoy World Maths Day. I agree it’s a shame there will be no games; my own students enjoy it too.
I like ,I like, I like:)
Thank you fir telling us but I wish you can open games in January , so we can practice more
Nothing to do with me Saja, I am just making sure everybody knows the dates as I know how much people enjoy this. You can practise lots of skills using the games mentioned in the post.