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Local elementary students face math challenges at TriMathlon
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    BOUNTIFUL — This is a competition to challenge the mind rather than the body, one that tests academic more than athletic ability.

    Known as a “TriMathlon,” the competition will involve students in second through fifth grades this Saturday, Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    It is sponsored by Mathnasium, a national math-only learning franchise that specializes in teaching kids math “in a way that makes sense to them,” according to a press release.

    “Students go to Mathnasium year-round to catch up, keep up and get ahead in math,” said the release.

    The Mathnasium locations in Bountiful and Layton, two of the 400 franchises worldwide, will host the Davis County competitions.

    The three events at the Saturday competition are Magic Squares, in which students develop math problems; the Counting Game, where students “count from any number, to any number, by any number,” said the release; and Mental Math Workout, where students solve problems in their heads.

    Through the website DonorsChoice.org, money will be donated to local schools for every correct answer on the test.

    In addition, first place winners at each grade level will be invited to participate in a national TriMathalon and can win financial awards for their schools. All participats will receive a free, downloadable math game.

    The Mathnasium TriMathlons in Davis County will be held at Mathnasium locations at 1706 S. 500 West in Bountiful, and the in Layton at 535 Ring Road.

     Preparation materials and registration information  are available at mathnasiumtrimathlon.com.

lshaw@davisclipper.com
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