UCMAS Canada Inc.

UCMAS Canada Inc.

April 16, 2010 12:24 ET

Media Advisory: The 5th Annual Canadian UCMAS Mental Math™ Competition Showcases the Genius Within Our Kids

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 16, 2010) - UCMAS Canada Inc. is pleased to announce that it will be holding its 5th Annual Canadian Competition in April 2010. The competition is a two-part event consisting of the Competition Exam on April 18, 2010 and the Awards Ceremony on April 25, 2010.

Approx. 1,500 UCMAS students aged 4 to 13 take an 8-minute written exam that consists of about 200 arithmetic questions that they need to complete using only their Abacus or Mental Math. The examination is a test of more than just Math – it's a testament to the skills the students develop in the UCMAS program such as visual memory, focus, mental acuity and multi-tasking, all of which leads to greater proficiency in Math and enhances overall academic achievement.

Every year, 200 prizes are awarded to the top students across each UCMAS level. "Parents and educators are amazed at the level of excellence that our students usually display at the competition", said Dr. Dino Wong, Founder and President of UCMAS International. "The students have to quickly apply, during the exam, the formulas and techniques on which they've been trained such as the visualization and manipulation of the Abacus to correctly answer the questions." The top winners at the competition here in Canada will then in turn be invited to participate at the International UCMAS Competition that takes place later this year in Malaysia.

What: UCMAS Mental Math™ 5th Annual Canadian Competition  
     
When/Where: Competition – Examination Sunday April 18, 2010
  Day: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    International Centre (Orion Ballrooms A & B)
    6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga
     
  Competition – Awards Sunday April 25, 2010
  Ceremony: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Pearson Convention Centre
    2638 Steeles Ave East, Brampton
     
Who: Competition – Examination 1,500 UCMAS Students taking a Mental Math Exam
  Day: Guest VIPs
     
  Competition – Awards 200 Award Winners - UCMAS Students (and their families)
  Ceremony: Guest VIPs

UCMAS Canada Inc. offers the UCMAS Mental Math™ program for children aged 4 to 13 through 30 centres located in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia. The UCMAS Mental Math™ program, which was established in Canada in 2004, was pioneered in 1993 in Asia and has since grown to 5,000 centres worldwide in countries such as the United States, Great Britain, Spain, Australia, India, China and Malaysia. This program helps boost brainpower by teaching kids to perform mental math using the abacus in a way that children find engaging and instructive. Described as "Mental Aerobics", the UCMAS program improves the child's focus, concentration and memory, leads to proficiency in math and enhances overall academic achievement.

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