UCMAS Canada Inc.

UCMAS Canada Inc.

April 19, 2012 09:00 ET

Media Advisory: UCMAS Students Compete in the Largest Canadian Math Competition Using Only Mental Math and the Abacus

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 19, 2012) - UCMAS Canada Inc. has announced its 7th Annual UCMAS Mental Math Competition which will be held on April 22, 2012, followed by the Awards Ceremony on April 27, 2012. About 1,700 UCMAS Mental Math students aged 4 to 13 will be participating in the competition, the largest competition of its kind in Canada.

During the competition, the UCMAS students are given eight minutes to solve approx. 200 arithmetic questions, using only their Abacus or mental math. The examination showcases more than prowess in Math - it's a testament to the skills the students develop in the UCMAS program such as visual memory, focus, creativity and visualization, 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. The top winners at the competition in Canada will then be invited to participate at the International UCMAS Competition which will take place in Malaysia.

What: UCMAS Mental Math 7th Annual Canadian Competition
When/Where: Competition - Examination Day: Sunday April 22, 2012
10:00 am - 2:00 pm (1st Session Exam: 10:00 am-10:08 am,
2nd Session Exam: 11:30 am-11:38 am,
3rd Session Exam: 1:00 pm - 1:08 pm)
International Centre (Orion Ballrooms A & B)
6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga
Competition - Awards Ceremony: Friday April 27, 2012
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
International Centre (Orion Ballrooms A & B)
6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga
Who: Competition - Examination Day: 1,700 UCMAS Students taking a Mental Math Exam
Competition - Awards Ceremony: 200 Award Winners - UCMAS Students (and their families)
Guest VIPs, including:
Minister Harinder Takhar, Minister of Government Services
Bob Delaney, MPP Mississauga-Streetsville

UCMAS Canada Inc. offers the UCMAS Mental Math program for children aged 4 to 13 through 40 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. For more information visit www.ucmas.ca, or contact Anand Karia at 647-300-5898.

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