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2010 Mathnasium Triathlon Local Competitions Set for October 2
North Carolina to host 12 competition sites across the state for the three-pronged math challenge
The Mathnasium Triathlon is a math competition for 3rd through 7th graders. It consists of three events, which focus on various mathematical concepts that students should master in each grade. The three events are: 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 (tests student’s Number Sense by asking them to solve given problems the ‘smart’ way without pencil and paper).
Healthy Communities, a nonprofit organization, is the organizing entity of the Mathnasium Triathlon. Healthy Communities provides and supports programs and initiatives that promote healthy minds and bodies. The mission of Healthy Communities is to provide healthy opportunities to individuals and communities, with an emphasis on youth, in the areas of education, health and wellness, community service and the arts. Mathnasium is the title sponsor of the competition.
Students who are currently enrolled in Mathnasium will participate at their enrolled locations. Students who are not enrolled in Mathnasium will have the opportunity to choose their competition location. The Mathnasium locations are as follows (alphabetical by center location name):
1. APEX: 962 US Highway 64, Suite 15A, Apex, NC 27502
2. BRIER CREEK: 7961 Skyland Ridge Parkway, Suite 105, Raleigh, NC 27617
3. BURLINGTON: 1149-F St. Marks Church Road, Burlington, NC 27215
4. CARY (Preston): 489 James Jackson Avenue, Cary, NC 27513
5. CARY PARK: 10120 Green Level Church Road, Suite 214, Cary, NC 27519
6. CONCORD: 354 George W. Liles Parkway, Concord, NC 28027
7. GOLDSBORO: 2517 East Ash Street, Goldsboro, NC 27534
8. GREENSBORO: 1604-C Highwoods Boulevard, Greensboro, NC 27410
10. NORTH CHARLOTTE: 5342 Prosperity Church Road, Suite B, Charlotte, NC 28269
11. NORTH RALEIGH: 8471 Garvey Street, Suite 115, Raleigh, NC 27616
12. SOUTH CHARLOTTE: 8133 Ardrey Kell Road, Suite 102, Charlotte NC 28277
All competitors will receive a participation certificate, an official event T-Shirt and a goodie-bag. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners for each grade level will also receive medals in addition to their invitation to compete in the October 17 Mathnasium Triathlon State Finals Competition on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.
Any students in 3rd through 7th grade in public school, private school, or home schools in North Carolina can register. Participants may compete in one competition in their grade level or higher. Out-of-state participants may compete in the competition if they live within 100 miles of North Carolina and the closest Mathnasium center in their state is located more than 100 miles from their home.
The registration fee is $15 per participant. 100% of the registration fees assist with event hosting expenses and awards. A portion of the proceeds will benefit school math programs of each of the State Finals winners and the Nic Martinek Scholarship Fund.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the school math program of each of the State Finals winners: 1st - $250; 2nd - $100; and 3rd - $50. The Nic Martinkek Scholarship Fund for Creativity in the Arts, Math and Computers awards disadvantaged students with dreams of working their way from community college to 4-year schools and into society. Larry Martinek, the creator of the Mathnasium teaching method, established this Fund in honor of his son, Nic, who passed away in 1999 from a car accident.
Learn more and register online at www.MathnasiumTriathlon.com.
Mathnasium Learning Centers specialize in teaching kids math in a way that makes sense to them. Students go to Mathnasium year-round to catch up, keep up and get ahead in math. The proprietary Mathnasium Method™ is the result of 35 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 200 Mathnasium franchises in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. www.Mathnasium.com
About Healthy Communities
Healthy Communities, a nonprofit organization, is the organizing entity of the Mathnasium Triathlon. Healthy Communities provides and supports programs and initiatives that promote healthy minds and bodies. The mission of Healthy Communities is to provide healthy opportunities to individuals and communities, with an emphasis on youth, in the areas of education, health and wellness, community service and the arts.