Tag: Magic Squares

Celebrating Knoxville’s Young Mathematicians

Adam-and-Sam-Nov-2015On October 17th, 2015, we had the chance to attend Mathnasmium’s 5th Annual TriMathalon, hosted for the first time here in Knoxville. The contestants ranged from 43 second to fifth graders all from local Knox County Schools as well as a few private area schools. The competition consisted of three mathematical challenges: The Counting Game, Magic Squares, and Mental Math. It was a welcoming sight to see such gifted minds gather together for a day of friendly math competition, fun games, prizes, and pizza. During our time at TriMathalon, we were able to mingle with some of the winning contestants and Mike O’Hern, the Center Director of Mathnasium of West Knoxville and fellow Knoxville Parent contributor. Read more →

One Way To Break A Tie

By Mike O’Hern, Center Director of Mathnasium of West Knoxville

 

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Last month at our math learning center we hosted the 5th Annual TriMathalon.  What an absolute ball we had.  It’s a math competition, but it’s also just a big, fun event for second through fifth grade kids and their families.  We had games, prizes, and, of course, pizza (I’m not sure one could call a gathering an “event” without pizza).  Like the name implies, the competition is broken into three separate events – The Counting Game, Magic Squares, and Mental Math. Read more →