World Maths Day: A Step-by-Step Guide




It must be World Maths Day!


The Maths Insider Guide to World Maths Day

World Maths Day is an annual 48 hour online maths competition, which this year takes place on 1st March 2011. Children, parents and teachers from around the world will all be competing against each other in mini 60 second races to answer arithmetic questions.

Whether your child loves or hates maths, don’t miss out on the chance to register for this amazing event. In the past I’ve seen maths phobic kids brimming with excitement as they play these online maths matches.

The practice sessions have already started!

Watch my 5 minute Step-by-Step Guide to World Maths Day including why you and your child should sign up, how to register and how to start competing in these fun maths games, then sign up for the competition at

Has your child competed in World Maths Day before? Did it improve their enthusiasm for maths? Will you be signing up to the parent races this year? Tell me in the comments below!

Caroline Mukisa
About The Author: Caroline Mukisa is the founder of Maths Insider. A Cambridge University educated math teacher, she's been involved in math education for over 20 years as a teacher, tutor, Kumon instructor, Thinkster Math instructor and math ed blogger. She is the author of the insanely helpful ebook "The Ultimate Kumon Review" and insanely useful website "31 Days to Faster Times Tables" You can follow her math tips on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @mathsinsider

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic.

4 thoughts on “World Maths Day: A Step-by-Step Guide

  1. I love World Maths Day but I wish the free part of the site was accessible all year round. It is fantastic for children to develop their basic facts and most children will compete on it when they know they are playing against other children.

    It is fantastic at motivating those children who might not be quite so interested in maths and its fun.

    You can register as part of a school or as an individual and you can practice from now until the big day.

    • Thanks for your comment. Lots of schools around the world do sign up their students but this year my kids school didn’t register, so it was great that they were able to register as individuals. Have you registered yourself in the parents section? Maybe I’ll see you online on March 1st!

  2. Math Day, how fun! Of course I was a geek who went to MIT before I became a psychologist. If only my daughter shared my love of numbers. Maybe it skips generations ;)
    Thanks so much for sharing this,

    • Yes, World Maths Day is great fun!

      Cool that you were an MIT geek! We’re heading out to Cambridge MA for a short trip next month! Will try to get to visit both Harvard and MIT if the weather improves!

Comments are closed.