DALLAS, March 1, 2007- Voyager Expanded Learning and 3P Learning announced today that they will host a celebration of numbers, with support from Microsoft Corporation, to recognize World Math Day on March 14, 2007. Children of all ages and ability levels from around the globe will unite in their quest to set a world record in answering math questions correctly on Voyager´s VmathLive website (www.vmathlive.com) and 3P Learning´s Live Mathletics Game Engine (www.mathletics.com.au and www.mathletics.co.uk).
The event will begin on March 14 west of the International Dateline and continues through to the last minute of March 14 east of the International Dateline. Students will take part in real-time battles of speed and skill and may participate either at home or at school.
More than 65 countries are currently registered for the competition and include Albania, Angola, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Côte d´Ivoire, Canada, Canary Islands, China, Colombia , Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and Zimbabwe.
Existing VmathLive and Mathletics schools will have automatic entry into the event. Current Vmath customers can register by visiting www.voyagerlearning.com and logging into VPORT, Voyager´s Professional Online Resource Tool. Teachers can register non-Vmath students free of charge at www.voyagerlearning.com/worldmathday.
For countries outside the U.S., visit www.worldmathsday.com or
www.worldmathday.com to register. Schools and teachers are encouraged to register their students before March 5, 2007.
Voyager Expanded Learning
Voyager Expanded Learning provides core, intervention and supplemental reading programs, as well as math intervention and ongoing professional development programs, for school districts throughout the United States. Founded in 1994, Voyager has delivered extended-time reading and basic skills intervention programs, as well as large-scale reading programs, to more than 900 school districts in cities such as Dallas, Phoenix, New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles, resulting in dramatically improved student performance. Voyager Expanded Learning, L.P. is based in Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit www.voyagerlearning.com or call 1-888-399-1995.
About 3P Learning:
Founded in 2003, 3P Learning develops e-learning resources for students and teachers. Key to the success of 3P Learning´s resources is the idea that play plus practice equals progress. The company´s e-Learning resources are written by teachers who hold this philosophy at their core, and are proven to engage and motivate students to achieve excellent results. 3P Learning develops curriculum-based resources for the Internet that are currently used by over 1000 Australian schools and that have been used by close to 1 million students. For teachers, 3P Learning uses technology to provide up to the minute information on students´ progress and the ability to fully differentiate within a class to target individual student needs. For more information about 3P Learning, please visit www.3PLearning.com.au.