The global competition for classes of 7–11 year olds.

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Get your class physically active with our competitive, global, inter-school mathematics league. The Mathematics World Series raises attainment, makes learning fun, and provides tailored resources.

WHY TAKE PART?

  • Combine education with physical activity and mindfulness to nurture your students’ well-being.
  • Connect to other innovative educators in a global classroom.
  • Inspire your students and have them begging for more mathematics.
  • Bring glory to your school and trophy cabinet.

WHAT IS THE Mathematics World Cup ?

  • A 45-minute video session delivered by us in English.
  • Differentiated multiplication resources provided with minimal teacher preparation.
  • Students compete with classes on screen as well as schools globally.
  • Move up the leaderboard in real-time with our live scoring interface.
  • Physical activity that works even in the smallest of classrooms.

WHEN TO COMPETE?

Compete at any time and have your scores go into the next draw. The next World Cup winner will be announced in February. 

English schools should compete by the 12th of Novemeber to be in with a chance of winning the Maths Week England Trophy.

See the scores from the October Cup: 

OUR Mathematics World Series BACKSTORY

Discover how the Mathematics World Series evolved into an award-winning programme.

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Unlock the adventure with the Mathematics World Series

  • Access 5 different competition rounds
  • New activities and topics 

Even more resources with the Mathematics World Series +

  • Over 400 differentiated topic worksheets 
  • The ability to complete multiple times in each round 

All physically active learning resources can be sports premium funded. 

27th September–22nd October 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

The Mathematics World Series is aimed at children aged 7-11, KS2: years 3-6, to compete from their classroom.

Students take part in 5 45-minute sessions across the year. They compete with pre-recorded classes on screen as well as with classes internationally. 

See subscription page here.

Yes, you can try round one for free here.

Yes, you can download questions at different attainment levels for the children in your class.

Each session runs for roughly 30-45 minutes.

Each session starts with a warm up, where students practise key concepts such as times tables. This is followed by an activity using topic based worksheets, and ending with mindfulness. Sessions are led by the Numberfit facilitator over your screen and are physically active and fun.

Teachers are responsible for behaviour and safety in their classrooms. All other teacher input, such as entering scores, will be prompted by the presenter who runs all activities through the video.

The Mathematics World Series is GDPR compliant and no details or images/videos of your students are required.

Yes, this has been run and tested in many small classrooms, and no additional space is required. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss your specific classroom space.

You can participate in the Mathematics World Series using an interactive white board or projector found in most classrooms.

Schools in England can use sports premium or catch up funding. If you would like to join the Mathematics World Series but cannot afford it please contact us. 

27th September–22nd October 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

Students take part in a 45-minute session. They compete with pre-recorded classes on screen as well as with classes internationally.

All mainstream classes of 7–11-year-olds can take part. If you have students with specific learning needs or physical disabilities, please get in touch and we will let you know how your students can be part of the World Cup.

No, the World Cup is completely free. If you wish to participate in the Mathematics World Series with your class, your school can purchase a subscription here.

Yes, you can download questions at different attainment levels for the children in your class.

It’s a 45-minute pre-recorded session, but you can pause the video if your class needs more time.

Yes, you can preview the session ahead of competing once you have registered.

Teachers are responsible for behaviour and safety in their classrooms. All other teacher input, such as entering scores, will be prompted by the presenter.

Yes, this has been run and tested in many small classrooms, and no additional space is required. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss your specific classroom space.

No, we do not collect personally identifiable information on children in the Mathematics World Cup.

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Why people signed up

“To explore maths with a less formal approach, which is accessible to all students. To create fun maths experience for the students so they develop a sound love for maths, that hopefully continues throughout their educational journey. ” — Z. Dalton, England
“An opportunity to compete with classes around the world! Most of my students have never left our small town. To see classes around the world would be life-changing for them. As their teacher, I am very excited to get students an opportunity to see that math can be fun! ” — E. Vieyra, United States
“The challenge of working out the answers and how we compare to other classes/schools.” — S. Stuart, South Africa