UCMAS Canada Inc.

UCMAS Canada Inc.

May 20, 2015 08:30 ET

Young Math Whizzes Compete in Math Challenge to Solve 200 Questions in Just 8 Minutes

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 20, 2015) - UCMAS Mental Math, provider of the leading North American educational program in Abacus and Mental Math for children, announced that its 10th Annual National UCMAS Mental Math & Abacus Competition will take place on May 31, 2015 followed by an Awards Ceremony on June 7, 2015.

The UCMAS National Competition is the largest competition of its kind in Canada with approximately 3,000 students aged 4-13 participating in an eight minute exam to solve 100-200 math questions, depending on their age and level, using only an abacus or mental math. During the course of the last ten years, over 15,000 UCMAS students from across Canada, have had the distinction of partaking in this unique math challenge which tests speed and accuracy in math and encourages students to develop their mental acuity.

"The 10th anniversary of our National Competition marks a significant milestone and this year we are hosting the largest number of UCMAS students at the competition", said Anand Karia, President of UCMAS Canada. "The competition showcases our students' advanced abilities in areas such as problem-solving, visual memory, concentration, and mental acuity".

At the Awards Ceremony, UCMAS will present prizes to the top finalists and champions competing in their respective UCMAS category in front of a crowd of over 2,000, including parents, educators and VIPs, who will be on hand to celebrate the students' achievements at the competition.

"Our dedicated course instructors are instrumental in our students' success", said Pooja Sundar, Chief Program Moderator. "They inspire the students' confidence and help them discover the genius within."

THE MEDIA IS INVITED TO ATTEND THE FOLLOWING EVENTS:

UCMAS 10th National Abacus and Mental Math Competition:
Competition - Examination Day: Sunday, May 31, 2015
10:00 am - 2:30 pm (1st Session Exam: 10:00 am - 10:08 am, 2nd Session Exam: 12:00 pm -12:08 am, 3rd Session Exam: 2:00 pm - 2:08 pm)
International Centre
6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, L4V 1E9
Competition - Awards Ceremony: Sunday, June 7, 2015
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pearson Convention Centre
2638 Steeles Avenue, Brampton, ON L6T 4L7

About UCMAS Canada Inc.:

UCMAS Canada Inc. offers UCMAS (Universal Concept of Mental Arithmetic System) Mental Math program for children aged 4 to 13 through 53 centres located in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia. UCMAS is the leading provider of Mental Math and Abacus education in North America. Established in Canada in 2004, it was pioneered in 1993 in Asia and has since grown to 5,500 centres worldwide in countries such as the United States, Great Britain, Spain, 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, creativity and memory, leads to proficiency in math and enhances overall academic achievement. Over two million children worldwide have been trained on UCMAS Mental Math. For more information visit www.ucmas.ca.

Contact Information

  • UCMAS Canada Inc.
    Anand Karia
    Media Contact
    (647) 300-5898
    anand@ucmas.ca