World Education Games for Kids Ages 4-18

Any child can participate in the world’s largest education event!

Signup is now open for entry into the World Education Games. It is free to participate and last year there were 3.5 million players from 197 countries around the world!! This is an online global challenge to get kids excited about learning.  The competition is split into three days:

  • World Literacy Day – 5 March 2013 
  • World Maths Day – 6 March 2013 
  • World Science Day – 7 March 2013
Competition starts at the international dateline (Apia, Samoa) and continues through all time zones. So for example, World Literacy Day starts at 5am on March 4 in Washington, D.C. You can find more information about the World Education Games start times here.
Registration is open from February 1st at World Education Games 2013 – Registration. The event is open to all school-aged children. Wherever possible, they encourage whole schools to register (find out if your child’s teacher has signed up). Parents can also register home-schooled students or those whose school has chosen not to participate.
Age Range: The World Education Games have been created for students aged 4 – 18 years. The event is split into four age categories:

• Junior Primary/Elementary – ages 4-7
• Primary/Elementary – ages 8-10
• Middle – ages 11-13
• Senior/High – ages 14-18

A student’s age is calculated as of 4 March 2013.

For more information you can go the the World Education Games Frequently Asked Questions area.

Competition Days: 
When a student enters a challenge, they are matched in real time with up to 3 other students of similar age and ability from anywhere in the world in exciting live challenges. Students earn points for correct answers, with their personal tally growing as they complete the challenges.
On World Maths and Literacy Days, students progress through 5 levels of difficulty and earn 1 point for every correct answer. Each game lasts for 1 minute.

World Science Day is slightly different – with 3 levels of difficulty within each challenge. The easier knowledge questions are worth 1 point, and the harder application and reasoning questions worth 2 and 3 points. The questions take a unique and fun approach to science, designed to foster curiosity and excitement. Each game lasts 1 to 3 minutes depending on the number of participants in a challenge.

Full participation in the event takes about 50 minutes for literacy and math and about 2 hours for science.
Mathletics, Spellodrome and IntoScience, power the World Education Games.
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**I am not in any way affiliated with the World Education Games, it just looked like an exciting opportunity for all kids and wanted to spread the word!
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