March 1, 2010 is World Math Day! This is a global event that has been held every year since 2007 to unite students, classrooms, and teachers with other individuals around the world through the joy of math and numbers.
Even though it is technically scheduled for March 1st, the activities are open to participants for as long as it is March 1st somewhere in the world. Since we are in the western hemisphere, we are one of the last locations in the world to greet the first day of March, so we actually began World Math Day today. Now if the behaviour of the Ripplers who participated in it today is an accurate measurement of fun and success, then I think we may be on to something “big” and we will continue until midnight tomorrow night. Students
Everyone in our class is trying to complete a minimum of 60 games. That equals 60 minutes of mental math questions. Ultimately, we’re hoping to complete 100 to maximize our point accumulation and since students can visit the World Math Day site at school, on our iPods, or at home, there are many opportunities available to help us achieve this.
Also, an overall goal for this event is to set a newworld record for the most number of questions answered in a single event. A new Guiness World Record was set during last year’s event with almost 500,000,000 questions answered then. I wonder what the total number will be this year?
Division 2, I’m curious to know your thoughts about participating in this global math event. Please share them in your comments to this post.