Oak Park, IL September 20, 2014 –Oak Park and River Forest students are getting ready to test their math skills while raising funds for local schools.

Mathnasium’s TriMathlon contest is designed encourage kids to engage in math and to support local schools. Children at all levels of math ability are invited to participate. In addition to winning medals, all students who participate this year will earn money for local schools with a donation for each student participating in the event. The winner at each grade level will be entered into the Grand Prize TriMathlon.

The competition, open to 2nd– through 5th-grade students, will be held on Saturday, October 18th at the Oak Park/River Forest Mathnasium Learning Center at 212 S Marion Street in Oak Park IL 60302. Participation is free and registration is now open at

“Mathnasium’s TriMathlon provides a wonderful opportunity for kids to engage in math in a fun way that also gives back to the community,” said Kevin Carnes, President of Lakeshore’s Education Division. “We’re proud to support this event and inspire more kids to develop a love for math.”

The TriMathlon consists of three events:

  • Magic Squares, where students are awarded points for developing their own math problems.

  • The Counting Game, which tests students’ ability to count from any number, to any number, by any number.

  • Mental Math Workout, which asks students to solve problems without a pencil and paper in order to show off their “number sense.”  

Students do not need to be enrolled in a Mathnasium center to participate. Prep materials, including a practice test, are available on the Mathnasium TriMathlon website (, where students can also register.

Participants will have money donated to local schools on behalf of their participation. Mathnasium is targeting an aggregate donation of about $40,000 throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The top scorers across all TriMathlon competitions will be invited to move on to the Grand Prize TriMathlon, to be held at the winner’s local Mathnasium center the following weekend.

All participants, regardless of how they place on the test, will receive fun goody bags. Participants who register by September 30 also receive a free downloadable Math Plinko game (retail value: $19.99) from Lakeshore Learning. Grand Prize winners receive a Rubik’s prize pack and Mathnasium scholarship.

For more information on the Mathnasium TriMathlon for students in the Oak Park/River Forest area, please contact Jana Frank, owner of the Oak Park/River Forest Mathnasium center, at (708) 613-4007 or, or visit

About Mathnasium

Mathnasium, the nation’s leading math-only learning center franchise, specializes in teaching kids math in a way that makes sense to them. Students go to Mathnasium year-round to catch up, get ahead, and excel in math. The proprietary Mathnasium Method™ is the result of 40+ years of hands-on instruction and research. Franchising since 2003, Mathnasium has become one of the fastest-growing educational franchises, with a new center opening each week. There are more than 500 Mathnasium franchises in the U.S. and abroad.

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