Over 287,000 students and over 20,000 schools from around the world are participating today in World Math Day. The purpose of this totally free world event is to use mental arithmetic games to promote numeracy and unite students from across the globe. The goal for this year is to correctly answer more than 182,445,169 math questions in 48 hours.
Students age 5 through 18 are eligible to participate. Each game lasts 60 seconds. Students can play against each other and there is no limit as to how many games they can play. All they need to do to participate is register at the World Math Day website: http://www.worldmathday.com. And this year there is an exciting new feature: World Math Day 2009 has gone mobile. The games are available on the iPhone and iTouch!