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North Texas Math Students Challenged to Put Their Skills to the Test This October

North Texas Math Students Challenged to Put Their Skills to the Test This October

5th annual search for DFW’s best young and gifted mathematicians underway

ADDISON, TX (October 3, 2018) — Does your school have the best math students in North Texas? If so, Explore Horizons wants you. 

The tutoring and enrichment center with six locations throughout the DFW Metroplex is kicking off its 5th annual Young Mathematicians’ Award in early October. The competition is designed in conjunction with the NRICH Project at the University of Cambridge with the goal of inspiring and challenging the mathematical minds of the young and gifted and uncovering the math stars of tomorrow. 

Participating schools from around the Metroplex will select four top mathematicians from grades 4-6 to compete in a regional competition that will take place November 13-15 at the local Explore Horizons centers across the region. The winning team from each region will then advance to the finals on December 5 at the Microsoft Store in NorthPark Center.

“Year after year, the response to this competition continues to grow and we see these young, gifted students really learn how to think outside the proverbial box,” said Belinda Southgate, Head of U.S. Marketing for Explore Horizons. “Math really is a fundamental part of everyday life and it’s not going anywhere. This competition feeds a passion for learning and inspires children to aim high while also developing higher order thinking skills and building confidence in the application of ‘real world’ math.”

Last year 30 schools participated in the competition with the top five making it to the Grand Final. The team from the Academy at C.F. Thomas Elementary in the Birdville ISD was awarded the title of Best Young Mathematicians in DFW.

Explore Horizons is accepting schools into the 2018 competition as well as any home school teams through November 9th.

For more information, visit https://www.explore-horizons.com/schools/young-mathematicians-awards/

About Explore Horizons

Explore Horizons provides enrichment and tutoring in math, reading and writing, for children of all abilities in Pre-K through 8th grade. Children become members and attend an Explore Horizons center up to twice a week on a drop-in basis. Each session is tailored to a child’s individual needs and Explore Horizons tutors work with students in a low 1:6 ratio to create an engaging and vibrant atmosphere for learning, where children make academic progress and are prepared for the challenges of middle school, high school and college. 

  • Tailored math, reading & writing curriculum. 
  • Inspiring, Explore-certified tutors. 
  • A vibrant environment that children enjoy. 
  • Aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. 
  • Enrichment to stretch beyond the school curriculum. 
  • School testing & study skills preparation.
  • Regular, detailed feedback for parents.
  • Flexible membership- Open 7 days a week. 
  • Middle & high school preparation

Explore Horizons was founded in 2001 in the UK by Cambridge University mathematics graduate Bill Mills and was born out of the desire to help parents and children gain access to the benefits of a great education. It currently operates more than 120 centers in the U.K. The first center in the U.S. opened in March 2014 and currently there are locations in Plano, Garland, Fort Worth Frisco and McKinney. Plans to open centers throughout the United States and the globe are under way. 

More information about Explore Horizons is available at www.explore-horizons.com. 

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