Posts Tagged ‘Mathletics’
March 14 is Pi Day, a celebration of the never-ending, transcendental number that represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.
Mathematicians have calculated Pi to over ONE TRILLION digits beyond its decimal point! It continues infinitely without repetition or pattern, making it one of the most beautiful and confusing numbers in mathematics.
Did YOU know…
- The symbol for pi (π) has been studied for over 4000 years but it has only been used in its mathematical sense for the past 250 years.
- The first million decimal places of pi consist of 99,959 zeros, 99,758 1s, 100,026 2s, 100,229 3s, 100,230 4s, 100,359 5s, 99,548 6s, 99,800 7s, 99,985 8s, and 100,106 9s.
- Pi Day is also Albert Einstein’s birthday… as well as Apollo 8 Commander Frank Borman and last-man-on-the-moon Gene Cernan.
- Pi memoriser Daniel Tammet recited 22,514 digits of Pi from memory in 2004.
Maths enthusiasts all over the world celebrate Pi Day! Even Obama is celebrating Pi Day in the White House!!
How are YOU celebrating?
This is Kaya from Team Australia,
It seems that the World Education Games have finally started and I am just as excited as you all. World Spelling Day has kicked off with some amazing spellers climbing their way up the ladders. Tonight World Maths Day begins, so guys get your fingers ready for some intense tapping. For all those people who haven’t practiced yet for the science competition, I suggest you start because not only is it challenging but it extremely fun.
Good luck to everybody competing in the World Education Games and have fun learning!
Team Australia Ambassador
I am Jenny, one of the three Chinese Ambassadors for the World Education Games of 2012 in China. I have been at YCIS (Yew Chung International School of Shanghai) for 3 years! And this is the third year that I am using Mathletics to increase my mathematics abilities! Mathletics is a website of great help to me, and I am sure that this is also the case for everyone who is currently learning math with the aid of it.
I went to primary school in a local school in Shanghai. Everyone used Chinese to communicate! So when I came to YCIS I had a problem understanding the math questions and the techniques required to solve these math questions. But one thing that has been helping me a lot is Mathletics, all the students were given a Mathletics account, so when we encounter difficult questions at home, we could use Mathletics to help us!
Each month, each year level in my school would announce a top mark in Mathletics and a trophy would be awarded to the math class with the highest points. I think this is a great idea to encourage YCIS students to take part in and practice math with Mathletics and get a better understanding about each unit.
I am now encouraging all students in China to participate in the World Education Games of 2012.
I hope China can bring back the cup!
China is ready now!
We are ready now!
So are you!
I am waiting for you!
I am waiting to see all of you in the World Education Games!
Hello to all WEG participants! I am very excited about the upcoming games, and I hope you are too! Thursday, February 16th I was flown to Calgary, where I met the other four Canadian Ambassadors and went to the head office of 3P Learning, which was very exciting. We had a briefing on our duties as Ambassador, filmed some promotional videos, listened to a special guest speaker, and visited a very awesome sports school. We also got to ride in a limo, be on the news, have our meals together, and, because Samsung is sponsoring WEG, we all received Samsung Galaxy Tablets.
Back at home, I sent a letter to the mayor of Lloydminster, who kindly responded. I am going to meet with him to talk about WEG. I am looking forward to our meeting. I also sent letters to the Saskatchewan Minister of Education, the Premier of Saskatchewan, and the Prime Minister of Canada. I have also made presentations to the staff of my school as well as another in my school division. They are also excited about WEG. I am working on hanging posters all around my city to get the word out to all people that WEG is very fun and unique.
I can’t believe that last year WEG set a Guinness World Record for most people competing online at once, with over 1 MILLION students competing at the same time. Also last year we had 5.5 million people register from over 230 different countries and nations. So far this year, we have 4 million people registered, and we’re hoping to beat last year’s total. I hope that we’ll be able to pull together and beat our Mathometer record, our Spellometer record, and set a great Sciometer record. My personal goal this year is to crack the top ten in World Math Day. Last year, I placed 43rd, and in 2010 I placed 54th. I hope you keep practicing, and GOOD LUCK!!
To be chosen to represent Canada as part of the World Education Games 2012 and to be in charge of telling information to many people as possible about this coming event is an honor and privilege. As an Ambassador, the two days Calgary trip was a very memorable and great experience. I enjoyed the flight going to Calgary where we saw the vast rocky ice mountains. Upon our arrival at the airport, 3P Learning Staff gave us a warm welcome. It was also a pleasure meeting other Ambassadors. The white hat ceremony at the meeting place C at the “horses” in the airport was something to remember. The hats given us were so nice and cool. Afterwards, I could not imagine myself riding in a special car, the Limousine. For the first time in my life, I was able to ride in such a car for being an Ambassador.
In the afternoon, I was very excited to see one of the prestigious school in Calgary, “The EDGE”. We had a World Education Games presentation to the students and teachers. We made them aware of the Mathletics, the WEG and the School in a Box. It was a very short presentation but we had a great time shaking the hands of all the students there.
The first day ended with a dinner at the “Old Spaghetti Factory”. Every Ambassador gave a short speech. I never expected to receive a special award like a “tablet”. Thank you SAMSUNG for sponsoring such award!
The second day was more exciting when we appeared on CTV, a famous television network. It was great being on TV promoting the World Education Games over Canada and the world.
Then, we moved to the 3P Office where we spent the rest of the time for the Ambassador briefing and the pack presentation and most of all, the videos and the interviews. After all the business activities, we had a fun strolling around the park nearby .
After all the fun, it was time to go home. We ended up with all the hugs and goodbyes from the lovely and accommodating Staff of 3P Learning and Ambassadors. Again, the limousine took us to the airport for our travel back home. Thank you so much for the two days trip. Indeed, what a very awesome and wonderful experience for an Ambassador.
Mathletics are getting into the spirit of the World Education Games, releasing a new feature within their Teacher and Student Consoles – a button that will give them direct access to their World Education Games Consoles!
For all those Mathletics users out there, once you’ve finished your homework and class work, why not click through to practise for the World Education Games? Just click the button in the top right corner of the screen and you will be taken into your very own World Education Games console.
Teachers: Adding students to your school through your World Education Games console will not impact your Mathletics numbers or licences. The World Education Games are a free event, and additional students will have access to the World Education Games to participate.