Call for Collaborators and Presentation Proposals: Math Power! Virtual Festivals

The Math Power! Virtual Festivals will feature high-quality technology and non-technology-supported initiatives, partnerships, research, and institutions advancing math instruction in formal and informal educational settings in developing country contexts. Festival presenters and attendees will include a mixture of global and local math “champions”, policymakers, educators, public and private sector organizations, investors, and the general public. Essentially, those interested in sharing and extending a love of math.

The first of a series of virtual Math Power! Festivals will be held in Africa the week of March 14th (yes, Pi Day) 2021.

Additional Festivals in 2021 will be held in Latin America, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific regions. The festivals will include a mixture of international, regional, and national presenters and participants. Based on presenter submissions, we will  determine the best fits for regional virtual festival participation.

Working closely with regional and national education and math association representatives, these virtual festivals will be organized as a mixture of pre-recorded and live presentations. As with all prior Symposia events, we’ll also feature highly participatory and engaging formats to maximize knowledge-exchange and networking opportunities.

Math Power! Virtual Festival tracks include:

  1. Rounding Up: The best of Mass and Mixed Media for Math Instruction
  2. Don’t be obtuse: Why Teaching Mathematical Concepts through Games, Puzzles, and Manipulatives is the right angle
  3. Multiply! Strengthening Math Partnership Networks
  4. Just like pi, it never ends: Mathematics in Society & Everyday Life
  5. Creative Expressions: Mathemagic & Other Math-Inspired Performances
  6. Do the Numbers Add Up? Research and Evidence of Effective Math-Focused Interventions
  7. Girls and Math: It’s not just for algebros or tangents

Rolling deadlines: February 12th for consideration of inclusion in the Africa regional event in March 2021.

Submit Proposals Here 


Math Power! Technical Partners

In addition to institutional members of the mEducation Alliance, other Math Power! technical collaborators include:

Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA)
African Union (STEM Education Cluster)
Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival
Save The Children
Education Above All
Whizz Education
Dr. James Katende, Chairman Kapek Kenyan Mathematical Olympiad Committee
Kyle Thornton, Cisco Foundation
James Tanton, Founder, Global Math Project
Bill Ritchie, Founder, ThinkFun
Scott Kim, Cofounder, Game Thinking Academy and Math Monday
Gordon Hamilton, Director,

Want to partner with us on Math Power?

Please contact the mEducation Alliance at [email protected] for more information and reference “Math Power!” in your subject heading.

Math Power! is one of the Alliance’s signature activities to catalyze greater educational and community impact through appropriate, scalable, and evidence-driven uses of technology.

About Math Power!

The Math Power! initiative is intended as a fun and provocative way to showcase the global math community’s proactive response to reach learners, particularly those impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and in lower-resource, limited technology, developing country contexts. Math Power! collaborators want to share the love of math as something which should be entertaining and meaningful regardless of the circumstances. You can also find high-quality math presentations highlighted at our September 2020 Play Every Day Symposia highlight page.


Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in contributing to these or other related events or Math Power! activities, including becoming a sponsor, we’d welcome your inquiries. Please email us at [email protected].



About the mEducation Alliance 

The mEducation Alliance is a non-governmental organization  focused on the evidence-driven and sustainable role of technology in education to  advance quality educational outcomes. Initially formed in 2010, the mEducation Alliance is a  unique, multi-stakeholder convening platform for government and donor policymakers, other investors, researchers, and practitioners to work together, particularly in lower-resource, developing country contexts.

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