American Kids Try to Break Guinness World Record

February 22, 2010

NEW YORK, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ – Children all over the US are preparing to join over a million students from across the world and break the Guinness World Record for the largest online math competition during World Math Day on March 3.

World Math Day is the world’s largest education event where students compete in real time against other students internationally using the World Math Day website. The event encourages students of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to have a go at math in a fun and interactive way. Participation is free – all you need is internet access.

Peter Walters, CEO of 3P Learning, the creator and host of the annual event, said, “This year we’re attempting to set a Guinness World Record(TM) for the Largest Online Math Competition. With over two million students from 227 countries registered and practicing online, we’re well on our way.

“In 2009, close to two million students from 204 countries correctly answered 452,681,681 questions. We’re encouraging students and schools to register, start practicing, and help us beat last year’s record,” Walters continued.

By February 22, over 212 million questions were answered correctly by students from more than 29,000 schools who have registered.

Exciting changes this year include a new format with multi-levels for all age groups. For the first time, teachers and parents are invited to participate. Participants can also take part in World Math Day from their iPhone and iPod Touch. The World Math Day mobile app is free on iTunes.

Walters continued, “Whether you’re organizing a school event, taking part at home, or on your iPhone or iPod Touch, World Math Day is an exciting way to get involved in math. Visit www.worldmathday.com to register, and get practicing!”

For the third year, Cartoon Network, the leading kids television channel, is lending its support in promoting the event and encouraging kids to participate.

3P Learning is supporting UNICEF by promoting their educational programs through the World Math Day 2010 website, and making a donation of $50,000.

World Math Day is powered by Mathletics, the learning platform from 3P Learning, the global leader in online mathematics education for school-aged students.

SOURCE 3P Learning

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