An upcoming math competition will allow East Texas students to test their skills in the subject.

The Mathnasium TriMathlon, scheduled for Oct. 19, is open to second- through fifth-graders in public, private or home-school, according to a news release about the event.

Students do not have to be enrolled at a Mathnasium learning center to participate in the free event.

The competition will feature three events: Magic Squares, in which students develop their own math problems; The Counting Game, in which students count from any number, to any number, by any number; and Mental Math Workout, in which students solve problems in their head without using pencil and paper.

The first-place winner at each grade level will be invited to the national TriMathlon, with national champions determined by their local test scores, according to the news release.

In the national competition, prizes up to $1,000 will be awarded to local schools on behalf of the first- through third-place winners at each grade level, according to the news release.

Visit www.mathnasiumtriathlon.com to register or get preparation materials.

 
 

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