Numbers have been a valuable and challenging element of life since the Pythagoreans coined the term “mathematics” in the 6th century BC.
Whether the act of crunching numbers sounds appealing or revolting, commemorating World Maths Day may be a lot of fun! Many people consider math to be one of the most difficult topics to master because of its severe requirements for right answers, abstract concepts, and the general stress involved in succeeding. But don’t let that put you off!
World Maths Day is a chance for those who struggle with arithmetic to put their skills to the test, practise math skills, and participate in a global event that honours the history of math in order to better the lives of students, parents, and teachers around the world.
History of World Maths Day 2022
World Maths Day, which was founded by 3P Learning, an Australian educational resource provider, allows users to compete in the world’s largest online math competition utilising 3P Learning’s Mathletics engine. In reality, this is one of the world’s largest educational gatherings!
Mathletics is utilised by 4 million kids globally, according to 3P Learning, to enhance their math skills and become the greatest students in the world. It was also designed with the goal of developing friendships between children from various cultures as they work together to achieve mathematical greatness.
3P Learning hosts an international competition every year as part of their commitment to enhance the lives of students and teachers in schools all around the world by starting with math.
In-class competitions and free access to Mathletics are held in classrooms all around the world, allowing students to improve their speed and accuracy in arithmetic and numeracy skills.
World Maths Day, or World Math Day in American English, was first observed on March 14 (3.14, sometimes known as “Pi Day”) in 2007, but has since been moved to the first Wednesday in March. In October, an alternative Math Day is sometimes observed.
This day is unique in that it allows instructors to download internet resources so that their math sessions may be both fun and productive, which is a win-win situation for students, teachers, and parents!
World Maths Day includes over 98 nations participating, over 38,000 math questions, and over 5 million kids participating each year. The tournament is currently accessible to pupils aged 4 to 16 from schools in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Schools that want to join can get access to Mathletics by purchasing a subscription on their website. This significant day is now linked to the World Education Games, a global event for all schools interested in improving their students’ education in a range of areas.
How to Celebrate World Maths Day 2022
Math doesn’t have to be a chore–in fact, it may be enjoyable at times! Take some time today to brush up on existing knowledge or learn something new in the field of mathematics.
Khan Academy, which provides explanation videos and support, is a good place to go for online help and tutoring materials. It also offers practise lessons for kids as young as kindergarten to seniors in college.
Addition and subtraction, as well as other numbers on a page, are only a small part of math. In fact, arithmetic (particularly geometry) is frequently required in a number of creative tasks. In both math and art, spatial reasoning abilities are required.
Pablo Picasso is noted for depicting settings or people using polygons in his artwork. To generate depth on a flat surface, Leonardo DiVinci used linear perspective (containing parallel lines, vanishing point, and horizon line). In his black-and-white drawings, M. C. Escher used hyperbolic geometry and tessellations to create interesting combinations of 3-dimensional illusions.
To commemorate this day, try some creative projects that use math, such as a wire sculpture or a painting that incorporates mathematical ideas. Even math has its own set of rules.
World Record for Maths Day
Do you want to know how many math competitors have participated at the same time? On World Maths Day, March 3, 2010, the Guiness World Record for the largest math tournament was set, with 1,204,766 participants from 235 nations around the world. That’s quite a bit of math!
Use the hashtag #WorldMathsDay on social media to get your child involved in the worldwide competition and to spread the word about the importance of math to your friends and family.