World Maths Day 2015

2015 dates

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

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.


World Maths Day

World Maths Day 2015

See After World Maths Day.

The World Education Games 2013 was held on 5th to 7th March 2013 with World Maths Day on 6th March 2013.

The World Maths Day blog has the latest news you can also follow @WorldEduGames on Twitter or The World Education Games on Facebook.

During the World Maths Day event students of all ages play other students in their age category from around the world in live games of mental arithmetic. I have seen many students of all ages thoroughly enjoying this event.

During the event itself students can earn points for up to 50 games, 10 at each level, each game lasting one minute. Over 50 games can be played but the points will not be added to their personal score for the event.  Teachers can play too! Note that the event lasts as long as it is the event date somewhere in the world; check the site for start times at various cities round the world; in London for example the event lasts from 10am on 5th March to 10am on 7th March. There are also clear guides for students and teachers available under Resources.

For those interested in practising their spelling in preparation for World Literacy Day there are numerous resources online including games.

Have fun!

WMD High Score 56

Current high score on level 2 (19+ age category)!

Colleen on wmd