This affords me the opportunity to publicize World Maths Day which took place on the first Wednesday in March. There students of all ages from all over the world went online (it's free) to play mental math against each other. Last year 287ꯠ students from 98 countries participated to answer over 38 million questions. This year they hoped to break 50 million questions and did so magnificently answering over 150 million questions and I am sure they had great fun doing it.
A lot of people hate math. They say that it's boring. But don't you know that we use math in our everyday life? When we go to the supermarket and buy something, we use math in counting our change. We are also using math when we check the time everyday. When we ride the bus, pay the bills, building things, estimate the ingredients in cooking, budgeting our daily consumptions and the list goes on and on and on.