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Join the more than 25,000+ schools and thousands of students in grades K-9 that participate in the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Math-A-Thon® program, now in its 27th year!  Math-A-Thon is even more exciting with a newly updated CD-ROM, a redesigned Web site and the creation of Math-A-Thon WIRED


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If you would like to participate as a Volunteer Coordinator for a Math-A-Thon event, please call 1.800.FUN.BOOK (386.2665).



How does Math-A-Thon work?

  1. Schools hold an assembly during which students watch a video explaining Math-A-Thon and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Students receive sponsor forms and more information following the assembly.
  2. Students take home the sponsor forms and return the attached permission slip signed by a parent.
  3. Students obtain sponsors while completing a Funbook© by solving a variety of math problems including hidden messages, puzzles and pure arithmetic operations.
  4. The Funbook© is available in paper form and as an interactive CD-ROM (PC version only).
  5. Both students and schools can earn prizes based upon the amount of money they raise. Click the links in the upper left-hand corner for more information concerning prizes.
  6. New to the program this year is Math-A-Thon WIRED! This Volunteer Portal, accessible at our Web site,, allows both students and teachers to set up web pages and solicit sponsors via e-mail. The Web site has also been updated with new games, new e-cards and more!

What does Math-A-Thon provide?

Math-A-Thon reinforces learning

Funbooks are a collective publication of: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Creative Publications Inc. and Holt, Rinehart and Winston Inc.

Teaches social awareness and volunteerism

Uses a minimum amount of school time

Math-A-Thon fights childhood cancer


What Does St. Jude Provide?

Once recruited, the coordinator will receive a guide packet to help organize and plan the event. The guide packet will also contain a VHS tape (approximately 13 minutes) that shows step-by-step how to set up a Math-A-Thon, along with a patient story and information about the hospital. Approximately four to five weeks before the event, the coordinator will receive a kit containing all the materials needed for a successful event.

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Coordinator or would like to participate in a
Math-A-Thon event, please call 1-800-FUN-BOOK. St. Jude also provides a toll-free support line available to all coordinators Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (EST).

Click here to go to the official Math-A-Thon Web site!