Mathnasium’s TriMathlon is an annual math event held over the course of one weekend at Mathnasium Learning Centers across the United States. This free, fun-filled event allows elementary school kids to demonstrate their mathematical skills in an atmosphere that is festive and where every child earns money for local schools! All participants receive a fun goody bag and the winners receive additional prizes.
Held on either Saturday November 5, or Sunday November 6 (find your local participating center for exact day and time), the event is open to kids in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Similar to the way a triathlon tests an athlete’s physical fitness through three athletic challenges, the TriMathlon tests a mathlete’s mental fitness through three fun-filled math challenges:
The Counting Game
Tests students’ ability to count from any number, to any number, by any number.
Magic Squares Challenge
Students are awarded points for developing their own math problems.
Mental Math Workout
Tests students’ number sense by asking them to solve problems without pencil and paper.
Questions become increasingly more difficult as the event progresses.
All participants receive a fun goody bag and a certificate of participation and earn money for local schools. The top three scorers in each grade level at each center will receive additional medals and prizes.
The top scorers in each grade level, among all participating centers, will participate in a Tie-Breaker Event on Saturday November 19, or Sunday November 20, at the local Mathnasium center. The top three scorers in each grade level from this event will receive additional prizes and donations.
All TriMathlon participants raise money for local schools just by attending the event! Local centers will donate money earned by their students to the school of their choice.