NEW YORK – On March 8, 2023, 296,090 students from around the world took part in ‘World Math Day’, an online annual event that fosters a love of math in students and boosts their engagement in the subject.
Nationwide, there’s growing concern around students’ math performance. According to the latest report from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), fourth- and eighth-grade students’ math scores declined in both grades in most states—marking the largest score decline since the initial assessments in 1990. This can lead to anxiety around math and can even change students’ approaches to learning the subject. A study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology suggests math-anxious students choose less-effective study methods. World Math Day provides opportunities and fun activities for students to engage with math and grow their confidence.
“World Math Day brings out the absolute best in students,” said Sheila Robitaille, Professional Learning Specialist at Mathletics. “This year’s celebration of all-things-math was no different, and our entire team is in awe of the accomplishments of this year’s top individuals and schools and all the other participants. A big congratulations to all!”
The 48-hour event gives students a chance to test their math skills and compete against others in up to 20 live 60-second math challenges. Throughout this year’s event, students tested their math skills in a live, timed format against others, earned points that went toward their World Math Day scores and competed as individuals and together as schools. Mathletics recognizes the top students globally as well as the top students by country.
This year’s World Math Day winners in the United States by grade are:
- Austin H., Yi Hwang Academy of Language Excellence, Kindergarten
- Henry M., Notre Dame Elementary School, Grade 1
- William D., Episcopal School of Dallas-Lower Campus, Grade 2
- Juliana J., St. Dunstan Catholic School, Grade 3
- Alex H., Heritage Elementary School, Grade 4
- Gian P., St. Philomena Elementary School, Grade 5
- Logan W., Linden Elementary School, Grade 6
- Tiger K., Saint Paul Catholic School, Grade 7
- Nolan P., Sierramont Middle School, Grade 8
- Verification process still in progress, International Studies Learning Center, Grade 9+
Created by Mathletics, the world’s leading online math program, World Math Day is free, all-inclusive and open to K–12 students. The world’s largest annual online math competition, World Math Day celebrates the love of math and connects students from across the globe.
The top student in each grade receives a personalized engraved World Math Day trophy.
To learn more about World Math Day, please visit https://www.worldmathsday.com.
Mathletics is the world’s leading online math program that provides engaging and interactive math education to students grades K–12, building confidence through personalized learning, exciting games and mastery challenges. The comprehensive and curriculum-aligned resource provides instant access to thousands of digital and physical activities for math practice, fluency and critical thinking, all in one platform. Mathletics is comprised of a global team of passionate education and technology gurus who have been improving the learning outcomes and sparking a love of learning in over 3 million students in over 12,000 schools in 179 countries for almost 20 years. To learn more, please visit https://www.mathletics.com.
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