DALLAS, March 21, 2007- More than a quarter of a million students from around the world logged on to www.vmathlive.com and www.mathletics.com.au on March 14, 2007, to celebrate World Math Day. By participating in the competition to answer the most math questions correctly, students from 98 countries answered a total of 38,904,275 questions, quickly exceeding the original 10 million question goal. The World Math Day competition, which also happens to be on World Pi Day, was held in partnership by Voyager Expanded Learning and 3P Learning, with support from Microsoft Corporation.
The event began on March 14 west of the International Dateline and continued through the last minute of March 14 east of the International Dateline. Students of all ages and ability levels competed against each other in real-time battles of speed and skill.
Top Contributing Schools from the United States:
*6th Place–Crescent Elementary/Junior High School in Iberville Parish, Louisiana (328,832 correctly answered questions)
*21st Place– Broadmoor Elementary School in Miami, Florida (216,572 correctly answered questions)
Highest Class Contributors in the United States:
*10th Place–Fourth-graders at Crescent Elementary in Iberville (106,596 correctly answered questions)
*21st Place–Seventh-graders at Crescent Junior High School in Iberville (74,609 correctly answered questions)
*31st Place–Eighth-graders at Crescent Junior High in Iberville (57,213 correctly answered questions)
*32nd Place–Fifth-graders at Sweetwater Elementary School in Miami, Florida (55,265 correctly answered questions)
"The kids had a wonderful time participating in World Math Day! They smiled, they cheered each other on and most importantly they learned," said Linda Klein, principal at Broadmoor Elementary School. "VmathLive is fantastic!"
To view the complete World Math Day results, visit www.worldmathday.com .
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 .