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Mathematics World Cup: The New Normal For Education Is Here

Over 75,000 students compete in Maths, Movement and Mindfulness to become world champion

Students in hundreds of schools worldwide are competing virtually in the Mathematics World Cup to bring glory to their class, school and country. Developed by UK Social Enterprise Numberfit in partnership with the UCL Institute of Education, and previously featured on the BBC internationally, this free and inclusive event is aimed at 7-11 year olds of all attainment levels.The event is designed to improve children’s confidence, fitness, mental wellbeing and social interaction skills.
“COVID-19 is affecting some 95% of the world’s student population—the largest disruption to education in history”
United Nations, Education During COVID-19 and Beyond (UN Policy Briefs, 2020)
From September 27th onwards, UK based social enterprise Numberfit is running a global competition, the Mathematics World Cup. Completely free for schools to enter, a growing number of more than 1000 schools from 22 nations including the UK, USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand have joined already. They will be battling it out numerically with physical activity and meditation, to bring glory to their school and country, win fantastic educational resources and the prestigious winner’s trophy. There are limited spaces left, so schools must register quickly if they want to participate at

Resources for the event were developed to ensure that children of all attainment levels have a fair chance of winning and to support overworked teachers. Participating classes get free access to Numberfit’s unique educational resources that combine maths with movement and mindfulness in preparation for the Mathematics World Cup. After a difficult year in lockdown and isolation this gives children the opportunity to connect with schools around the globe, get active, have fun with Maths and be introduced to mindfulness.

“The Numberfit programme is fantastic as it allows children of all abilities to be hugely successful.” Cath Macgonigal, Head Teacher, Holy Cross Primary, London


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