UCMAS Canada Inc.

UCMAS Canada Inc.

April 18, 2013 10:20 ET

Media Advisory: UCMAS Hosts the Largest Mental Math & Abacus Competition in Canada

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 18, 2013) - UCMAS Canada Inc. announces its 8th Annual UCMAS Mental Math & Abacus Competition, the largest of its kind in Canada with 1,950 UCMAS students aged 4 to 13 competing.

The competition provides a forum for the UCMAS students to display their mental acuity and prowess thanks to the capabilities they develop in the UCMAS program in areas such as memory, concentration, visualization and multi-tasking.
During the competition which lasts only 8 minutes, the UCMAS students solve 100-200 arithmetic questions, using only their abacus or mental math.

The UCMAS students' achievements in the competition will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony, where 600 prizes will be presented to the top students across each UCMAS level. All the champions will be invited to participate at the International UCMAS Competition in Malaysia later this year.

Media are invited to attend the following events:

What: UCMAS 8th Annual Canadian Mental Math & Abacus Competition
When/Where: Competition - Examination Day: Saturday April 20, 2013
10:00 am - 1:30 pm (Session 1: 10:00 am-10:08 am, Session 2: 11:30 am-11:38 am, Session 3: 1:00 pm - 1:08 pm)
International Centre (Aviation Ballrooms A, B, & C)
6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON L4V 1E8
Competition - Awards Ceremony: Sunday April 28, 2013
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pearson Convention Centre
2638 Steeles Ave, Brampton, ON L6T 4L7
Who: Competition - Examination Day: 1,950 UCMAS Students taking the Exam
Competition - Awards Ceremony: 600 Award Recipients and families
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UCMAS Canada Inc. offers the UCMAS Mental Math program for children aged 4 to 13 through 43 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 over 5,500 centres worldwide, including centres in the United States, Great Britain, Australia, India, China and Malaysia. The UCMAS 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. For more info, contact Cyril Jithuri at (647) 993-1461 or visit www.ucmas.ca.

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