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Kids Getting Ready for Mathnasium Trimathlon


Student Participation to Raise $40,000 for Schools in the U.S. & Canada and Demonstrate That Math Can Be Fun
Event Sponsors include Lakeshore Learning, Rubik’s, Smarties, and PFL

Richmond students are getting ready to test their math skills while raising funds for local schools. Mathnasium’s TriMathlon contest is designed encourage kids to engage in math and to support local schools. Children at all levels of math ability are invited to participate. In addition to winning medals, all students who participate this year will earn money for local schools with a donation for each student participating in the event. The winner at each grade level will be entered into the Grand Prize TriMathlon. The competition, open to 2nd- through 5th-grade students, will be held at on October 18, 2014 at the Mechanicsville, Short Pump and Woodlake Mathnasium Learning Centers and on October 19, 2014 at the Chester, Midlothian and Tuckahoe Mathnasium Learning Centers. Participation is free and registration is now open at

“Mathnasium’s TriMathlon provides a wonderful opportunity for kids to engage in math in a fun way that also gives back to the community,” said Kevin Carnes, President of Lakeshore’s Education Division. “We’re proud to support this event and inspire more kids to develop a love for math.”

The TriMathlon consists of three events:
• Magic Squares, where students are awarded points for developing their own math problems.
• The Counting Game, which tests students’ ability to count from any number, to any number, by any
• Mental Math Workout, which asks students to solve problems without a pencil and paper in order to show
off their “number sense.”

Students do not need to be enrolled in a Mathnasium center to participate. Prep materials, including a practice test, are available on the Mathnasium TriMathlon website, where students can also
register. Participants will have money donated to local schools on behalf of their participation. Mathnasium is targeting an aggregate donation of about $40,000 throughout the U.S. and Canada.The top scorers across all TriMathlon competitions will be invited to move on to the Grand Prize TriMathlon, to be held at the winner’s local Mathnasium center the following weekend.
All participants, regardless of how they place on the test, will receive fun goody bags. Participants who register by September 30 also receive a free downloadable Math Plinko game (retail value: $19.99) from Lakeshore Learning. Grand Prize winners receive a Rubik’s prize pack and Mathnasium scholarship. For more information on the Mathnasium TriMathlon for students in the Richmond, VA area, please contact James Temple, owner of the of all six Richmond Mathnasium centers, at 804-384-9371 or [email protected], or visit

About Mathnasium
Mathnasium, the nation’s leading math-only learning center franchise, specializes in teaching kids math in a way that makes sense to them. Students go to Mathnasium year-round to catch up, get ahead, and excel in math. The
proprietary Mathnasium Method™ is the result of 40+ years of hands-on instruction and research. Franchising since 2003, Mathnasium has become one of the fastest-growing educational franchises, with a new center opening each
week. There are more than 500 Mathnasium franchises in the U.S. and abroad.

Contact:James Temple, 804-384-9371
[email protected]

Tracy Scott is a self-professed baking addict and foodie who lives in Chesterfield County with her husband and two kids. She managed the calendar and handled social media for RFM before moving on to the corporate world.

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