National Math Competition for Kids in 3rd-6th Grade to be Held at Mathnasium of the Glen

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Mathnasium Learning Centers will host its first annual National TriMathlon Day on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at more than 200 participating centers across the United States (www.mathnasiumtrimathalon.com).  Mathnasium of the Glen will host the math competition at its learning center location in the Glen Town Center in Glenview.  Registration for Mathnasium’s TriMathlon will begin on National Pi Day, March 14, 2011, and 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 for math among area students and schools.

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 creativity in 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 challenging for students in higher grade levels.

Students will first compete locally at Mathnasium of the Glen.  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 twelve national winners will receive honors and more than $10,000 in cash prizes.  In addition, there will be prizes for the local winners.

“Mathnasium’s National TriMathlon Day is an ideal opportunity for us to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of math students in these grade levels,” says Steve Santacruz, Owner, Mathnasium of the Glen.  “Each challenge tests a different facet of students’ analytical and computational abilities. We hope this event will generate excitement about math education among our area students and schools.”

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.

Learn more and register online at  www.mathnasiumtrimathlon.com

About Mathnasium:  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.  Mathnasium  of the Glen is located in the Glen Town Center (3 doors east of Salerno’s Pizza) at 2650 Valor Drive, Glenview, IL.  www.mathnasium.com/theglen

Inquiries:  Mathnasium of the Glen can be reached at 847-998-0900 or via email at theglen@mathnasium.com


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