World Maths Day is an online mental arithmetic competition which continues as long as it is March 1st somewhere in the world. Students compete against others from around the world in quick-fire, 60-second online maths games.
This is a new activity for Kingsley and the Year 7, 8 and 9 students clearly enjoyed participating in an international event. For 48 hours, there was an extra buzz about the maths rooms and girls stood eagerly awaiting the opening of the LRC and computer rooms so they could access the site and continue the challenge in their free time. They recorded the many different countries they played against and this formed a basis for discussion in their next geography lesson; the event greatly improved their knowledge of world geography and their understanding of time differences between countries.
All students performed well, with many gaining platinum awards and showing outstanding improvement in their mental arithmetic. The top Kingsley scorers were Molly Hughes, Y8 and Abigail O’Meara, Y7, both of whom managed to answer 41 questions in 60 seconds. Well done to all who took part.
More than 2.4 million students from 234 countries participated in the online World Maths Day, correctly answering more than 428 million questions in 60-second challenges over the 48 hour period.
Both students and staff are looking forward to participating in next year’s event.