Math contest to raise money for schools

Bellevue students are getting ready to test their math skills while raising funds for local schools.

  • Saturday, September 28, 2013 5:24pm
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Bellevue students are getting ready to test their math skills while raising funds for local schools.

Mathnasium, The Math Learning Center’s TriMathlon contest, is designed to show kids that math can be fun. Children at all levels of math ability are invited to participate.

In addition to winning trophies, all students who participate will earn money for local schools with every correct answer. The winner at each grade level will be entered into the national TriMathlon, with the chance to earn larger school donations.

The competition, open to second through fifth graders in public or private schools, will be Oct. 20 at the Bellevue Mathnasium learning center, 1313 156th Ave. NE #220. Participation is free.

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 number.

Mental Math Workout, which asks students to solve problems without a pencil and paper in order to show off their “number sense.”

The first place winners at each grade level will be invited to move on to the national TriMathlon, where the national champions will be determined based on their local test scores. If needed, tiebreaker tests will be held at the winners’ local Mathnasium locations the following weekend. Prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250 will be awarded to local schools on behalf of the first-, second- and third-place winners at each grade level.

More information is available at 425-643-6284, or

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