Los Angeles, CA, September 13, 2012 - (PR.com) - Mathnasium will host its second annual National TriMathlon during the weekend of September 29th and 30th, 2012 at more than 150 participating centers across the United States. Registration for Mathnasium’s TriMathlon is free and open to all students in third, fourth, fifth and sixth grades attending public, private, or home school. The event is intended to create excitement about math among students and schools.
“Mathnasium’s National TriMathlon is an ideal opportunity for us to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of math students in these grade levels,” says David Ullendorff, President, Mathnasium. “Each challenge tests a different facet of students’ analytical and computational abilities. We hope this event will generate nationwide excitement about math education.”
The ultimate goal of Mathnasium is to help kids become “mathematically powerful,” to “build a strong foundation so no matter what program they’re doing in school, they can handle it and do the underlying math,” according to Mathnasium Chief Instructional Officer and founder, Larry Martinek.
The TriMathlon consists of three challenges: The Counting Game (tests student’s ability to count from any number, to any number, by any number), Magic Squares (students are awarded points for developing their own math problems), and Mental Math Workout (evaluates student’s Number Sense by asking them to solve given problems the ‘smart’ way without pencil and paper). Questions become progressively more difficult for students in higher grade levels.
Students will first compete locally at a participating Mathnasium center. Along with medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, each participant will receive a certificate of achievement for their involvement.
National TriMathlon winners will be selected from the top three scorers in each grade level from all participating Mathnasium locations. The 12 national winners will receive honors and split $10,000 in cash prizes.
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Mathnasium Learning Centers specialize in teaching kids math the way that makes sense to them. Students go to Mathnasium year-round to catch up, keep up, and get ahead in math. The results are a significant increase in math skills, a better understanding of math concepts, and better school performance. The proprietary Mathnasium Method™ is the result of 35 years of hands-on instruction and research. Mathnasium has become one of the fastest growing educational franchises, with more than 300 locations in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
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