Mathnasium to host math competition

The Naugatuck Valley Mathnasium at 1249 West Main St. in Waterbury will hold a “trimathlon” for second through fifth-grade students Saturday, Oct. 18, at 8 a.m. The event will test students’ math skills while raising funds for local  schools. Mathnasium’s TriMathlon contest is designed to encourage kids to engage in math and support local schools.

Children at all levels of math ability are invited to participate. In addition to winning medals, all students who participate will earn money for local schools with a donation for each student participating in the event. Mathnasium is targeting an aggregate donation of about $40,000 throughout the U.S. and Canada. The winner at each grade level will be entered into the Grand Prize TriMathlon. Participation is free and registration is 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 Learning’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 number.
  • 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 event website,, where students can also register.

The top scorers across all TriMathlon competitions will be invited to move on to the Grand Prize TriMathlon that will 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 Sept. 30 also will receive a free downloadable Math Plinko game (retail value: $19.99) from Lakeshore Learning. Grand Prize winners will receive a Rubik’s prize pack and Mathnasium scholarship.

For more information on the Mathnasium TriMathlon for students in the Naugatuck Valley area, contact Maggie Tremaglio, owner of the Naugatuck Valley Mathnasium center, at 203-757-1234 or

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.



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