Another Online Math Challenge/Contest
WORLD MATHS DAY, the largest global online math competition, is launching a Canada-only version this fall. Students in three age groups from five to 18 will try to answer correctly as many mathematics questions as they can in one-minute sessions. Successful contestants progress to higher levels until a winner is crowned.
In the worldwide competition in March, students from Ontario schools led every age category in Canada. Those top young Canadians represented Helen Wilson PS in Brampton (Peel DSB), ages five to eight category; Holy Spirit Catholic ES in Hamilton (Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic DSB), ages nine to 13; and Don Mills CI (Toronto DSB), ages 14 to 18. Some 40,000 students across the country were among the more than 1.2 million students from around the globe who participated in the competition.
“We’re hoping for an even greater turnout for the first National Canadian Challenge,” says Rene Burke, CEO of Calgary-based 3P Learning, Canada, which provides the software for the competition.
Teachers interested in registering their classes and schools should visit www.canadianmathchallenge.com.
Registration is scheduled to begin on September 27, with the national competition taking place the week of October 25.