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March 01, 2016

Sony Global Education to Host the 3rd Global Math Challenge

Over 4,000 groups to participate in one of the world's largest online math competitions


Tokyo, Japan - Sony Global Education is announcing that it will host the 3rd iteration of the Global Math Challenge from March 25th to 27th. Math lovers both young and old can participate in this online math competition anywhere around the globe through a computer or mobile device. This competition enables participants to engage their true mathematical creativity and test their skills against other math fans worldwide. The 3rd Global Math Challenge will, like previous iterations, be offered online simultaneously in Japanese, English, and Chinese. This time, however, it will be offered over a period of three days instead of one. Individual participants can take the test at any time during the testing period, making it easier than ever to take part.

As with previous iterations, the Japan Prime Math Olympic Committee, an organization with a strong track record in math contests for children, supervised the question development process. And for the first time in the 3rd Global Math Challenge, Sony Global Education was joined by the Hanamaru Group, with whom it concluded a business collaboration agreement in August 2015, in devising the test questions. The Hanamaru Group is recognized for its experience in developing questions designed to nurture creative thinking, and this experience was leveraged in crafting questions that more effectively test participants' creativity and allow them to discover their true math sense.

Global Math Challenge will be offered in 7 different courses of difficulty to best suit the education levels of test takers, from the 1st grade in elementary school through middle school and all the way up to the adult level. The newly established "Master" course is tailored to math enthusiasts and will feature more challenging problem sets than previously offered in Global Math Challenge.

Two plans are available for Global Math Challenge, the free Trial Plan and the paid Standard Plan. With the Standard Plan, under which up to 4 people can take part using one shared account, participants will also be provided with step-by-step, beautifully illustrated explanations for every question, analysis of their critical thinking strengths, and an extra electronic set of bonus questions.

Global Math Challenge is one of Sony Global Education's initiatives through which it strives to enhance literacy in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields among people of all ages. Going forward, Sony Global Education will hold this competition twice a year in order to reach more schools, organizations, and individuals in more countries across the globe, and to contribute to the world of education on a global level. For more information about Global Math Challenge, please visit Global Math Challenge.

About Sony Global Education

Sony Global Education is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation. Founded in 2015, its mission is "to provide a range of unifying, non-traditional services that inspire a passion for learning across the world and that offer the opportunity to act on this passion, and to create a new educational infrastructure for a connected society." In order to make this a reality, Sony Global Education will continue to roll out new educational experiences that stimulate learners' curiosity and will continue to actively pursue partnerships with others who share its passion for education. For more information, please visit Sony Global Education.
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