SA Maths Challenge
Schools, classes and individuals are once again invited to compete in another exciting and educational SA Maths Challenge due to take place on the 18 and 19 September. The internet-based challenge, which is free to all learners from Grade R right through to grade 12, enables anybody to take part in real-time maths challenges powered by the Mathletics platform. Here they can put their best mental arithmetic skills against other students from around the world. Not only will the top performers go into the selection process to become Ambassadors of the World Education Games 2013 but there are lots of other exciting prizes up for grabs for the top students, classes and schools in each category.
The challenge is run in conjunction with 3P Learning, the founders of World Maths Day, and encourages learners from all over the country to practice hard to break the South African record for the largest online maths competition in the country. Rob Masefield, SA General Manager for 3P Learning says that in line with the goals of our education departments, this challenge is an ideal way for teachers to inspire learners by letting them do something different and inspiring with Maths.
The competition is very popular as it encourages learners of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to have a go at maths in a fun, interactive and accessible way and at a level which is suited to their varying abilities. They can improve the speed and accuracy of their maths in a fun interactive manner. Best of all participation in the competition is free – all students need is internet access, says Masefield.
Registration for schools is already open and students need to register before the night of 17 September. There are two distinct stages. Each day runs from midnight to midnight. The free practice session for learners commenced this week on 3 September allowing them the opportunity to hone their skills before the big event. Learners and teachers can go to www.samathschallenge.co.za to register and take part.
The first day is a Curriculum Maths Challenge where students are set a special challenge curriculum course, suitable for their age group. “This tests the students’ knowledge of Maths concepts, “says Masefield. The second day is where the fun really starts and here students compete in a live maths challenge. In sets of 60 seconds they play mental arithmetic races with other students from across the world. “Not only does this test their concept knowledge but also their speed,” says Masefield.
Masefield confirms that students already licensed for Mathletics or Spellodrome need not register and can automatically participate in the challenge by signing in to www.samathschallenge.co.za and using their existing user name and password.
In the 2011 South African competition nearly 50 000 students were eligible to compete and it is anticipated that the response this year will be even greater. “So come on, learners, register and get practicing!” encourages Masefield.
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