## Monday, February 28, 2011

### World Maths Day

Today, March 1, is World Maths Day!

Here's what room 12 students have to say about it:

We played math games against other kids from around the world. It felt rushed because you had to answer the questions rapidly and because the whole thing was timed. You could see the timer there in the corner right next to the questions. It was a little bit hard, but it was fun.

One of the exciting things about it was playing against kids from other countries and just that it was intense trying to answer the questions so quickly. We enjoyed solving math problems against other people. It encouraged us to do math problems and show how fast we are at our math facts. I think it helped us with math.

Something else that was challenging was when I forgot the answers to really easy problems because I felt stressed out about the time. The kinds of problems we solved so far were single and double digit addition problems. One other cool thing about this was that it helped us get faster at using the numbers on the keyboard.

Here is some information on the event from the World Math Day Official Blog:

Here is a link to a brief BBC article about the event:

The Guinness World Record site has another article here:

Have a great time everyone!

1. Dear Mr. Pahl,
I really liked the world maths day thing but I liked the spelling day one a little bit more.
Because I am better at spelling than i am at math.
Sincerely,
Woodchucker

2. Dear Mr. Pahl,

I’m glad you found the website called WorldMathsDay. I like it a whole lot because my favorite subject in school is math. I also like it because it has helped me know my math facts in a snap! Now every time in March when I want to do math I can go to that website.
From: Burgerpotpie

3. Dear Mr. Pahl,
I thought World Maths Day was really fun because it encouraged ous to be faster at our math facts. I wish we could still play it! It was really fun playing against some kids from our class but it was also distracting playing against them.
From,
Sillyband

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