It’s me again. I have been busy getting the word out about World Math Day. Several people I have talked to are very interested. Sorry, I haven’t told you much about myself. I love golf and track, and currently hold the Homeschool one mile record in my age group – 6:30. I have one brother, one puppy named Lola, and a pet turtle. I live in Little Rock, AR, USA. I have been practicing online for World Math Day. I hope it is a big success!
In my work for World Math Day, I have talked about it to my Homeschool Academy group, contacted our state governor, U.S. Senator, radio, and newspaper. I have given posters to kids in my neighborhood to put up at their schools. I received a response just today from one of our U.S. Senators today. I have included it below.
February 24, 2011
It gives me great pleasure to extend my best wishes for a successful and enjoyable World Maths Day 2011. I know you and the other Ambassadors have been working hard, and your efforts are to be commended.
World Maths Day is a great program to connect students around the globe as they compete in fun math competitions. These math skills will be essential in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. Additionally, this program is helping raise funds for UNICEF as they provide education to some of the neediest children around the world. I have the highest praise for your dedication and am excited to see how this year’s event turns out.
Again, good luck in World Maths Day 2011. I know the 2011 competition will break last year’s Guinness World Record!
On Monday 28 February, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant launched World Maths Day at Stellenbosch Primary School in South Africa.
Approximately 11 400 learners in the Western Cape have signed up for the competition.
To date, 22 172 schools are registered worldwide, with over four million learners from 213 different countries.
Learners at Stellenbosch Primary gave Minister Grant a preview on how the competition works.
From left to right: Bradley P - WMD 2011 Ambassador, Donald Grant - Minister of Education for Western Cape, Rob Masefield - CEO 3P Learning South Africa, Ben De Klerk - Bradley's teacher from Merrifield School in East London
Travis and Evan have taken World Maths Day right to new heights – literally. Not only have they shown all of Auckland the World Maths Day poster from the highest building in New Zealand, but they also received a message from the highest office in the land, the Prime Minister! See a picture and the message below.