American Math Challenge Registration Opens September 2012; Record Number of US Kids Sign Up for 4th Annual Competition Human Calculator; Scott Flansburg Promotes Competition

Real time. Real fun. Real improvement in student math skills. Powered by Mathletics, the leader in online math education, the American Math Challenge 2012 announces open registration on September 24, 2012 at 8:00 AM EST. The free online Challenge, http://www.americanmathchallenge.com, encourages U.S. students K – 12 to compete nationwide against their peers in a series of one-minute math games. This year’s Challenge is October 16 and 17, 2012.

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New York, NY (PRWEB) October 03, 2012

Powered by Mathletics, the leader in online math education, the American Math Challenge 2012 announces open registration on September 24, 2012 at 8:00 AM EST. The free online Challenge, http://www.americanmathchallenge.com, encourages U.S. students K – 12 to compete nationwide against their peers in a series of one-minute math games. This year’s Challenge is October 16 and 17, 2012.

What is the American Math Challenge?
The American Math Challenge is a fully-online mathematics competition. Registration is free for students at their public or private schools, home schools or as individuals at home receiving their own Challenge login and credentials by email. Leading up to the event, students will have 24/7 access to American Math Challenge activities.

The Challenge kicks off October 16 with Curriculum Mathematics, where students are challenged with 50 mathematical concepts. On October 17 students use their mental arithmetic skills to participate in 100 live Mathletics challenges. The Hall of Fame displays real time scoring for students, classes and schools according to the rules of the competition throughout both days of the event.

Winners of the American Math Challenge 2012 receive a variety of prizes and recognition based on division, tops students, top classes and top schools.

The American Math Challenge 2012 is the USA official lead up and practice event to annual World Education Games, the world’s largest online educational event incorporating World Math, Science and Literacy days to be held in March 2013.

Scott Flansburg “The Human Calculator”
Dubbed “The Human Calculator” American Math Challenge Ambassador Scott Flansburg is on a mission to change the way kids think about math. Able to perform math functions at dizzying speed, bestselling author and Guinness World Record Holder Flansburg has spent years debunking the myth that some people are not “math people.”

“Most kids get off on the wrong foot when it comes to math,” Flansburg noted. “We’re reaching out to all students to inspire them to build ‘number sense’ and be more comfortable with math. The American Math Challenge helps kids and parents overcome their math anxieties while having fun.”

As Ambassador for the American Math Challenge 2012, Flansburg will visit and present to the Top Three scoring schools.

“In 2011, the American Math Challenge garnered more than 70,000 participants with an overall average improvement of 18 percent,” said Flansburg. “This year, the Challenge is going to be bigger than ever. We aim to set records and convert all U.S. students into feeling like ‘math people.’”

To schedule an interview with Scott Flansburg, or for more information, please contact Andrew McKay. amcmckay12(at)gmail(dot)com or 866.387.9139 ext 107.

About 3P Learning

3P Learning is the global in online mathematics learning for school aged students with its flagship learning platform, Mathletics used by more than 3 million students worldwide. The Mathletics learning program also included a game engine which allows students from around the globe to compete live against each other in answering mental arithmetic questions.

3P Learning’s mission with Mathletics is to engage every student every day with a personalized responsive and intelligent learning resource that inspires a delight in math and an innate drive to better results.

3P Learning is also the creator and host of the World Education Games, held every in year in March. It is a free web event where students from across the globe unite to answer math, spelling and science questions in a multi-player game environment. This has become the world’s largest education event with 5.5 million students from 200 countries registered in 2012.

3P Learning has offices in United States as well as Africa, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Pakistan, New Zealand, Singapore, UAE and United Kingdom.

About MATHCOUNTS
MATHCOUNTS (http://www.mathcounts.org) is America's only nationwide enrichment, club, and competition program that motivates and rewards middle school students for math achievement. More than 7000 schools participate in MATHCOUNTS Programs annually from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories and Department of Defense and State Department schools worldwide. MATHCOUNTS currently distributes free resources to over 48,000 middle schools.

A 501(c)(3) organization, funding for MATHCOUNTS comes primarily from its National Sponsors; Raytheon Company, National Defense Education Program, Northrop Grumman Foundation, National Society of Professional Engineers, CNA Foundation, ConocoPhillips, Pitsco Education, Texas Instruments Incorporated and 3M Foundation. MATHCOUNTS was founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers, CNA Foundation and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.


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