Richmond Students bring home international math championship

Some Richmond children have proved their excellence in mathematics on the international stage.

Six students at UCMAS Richmond, a math program focusing on developing children’s brains, brought home trophies from the 23rd UCMAS International Competition in Malaysia on Dec 9.

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Beatrice Antoni-Ching, a student of St Paul’s School, won the top honour at the competition – a Champion trophy.

Anna Lee and Ethan Lam from Jessie Wowk elementary, Carson Lam from Tomekichi Homma elementary and Caiden Yap from Richmond Christian elementary brought home the first Runner Up trophies.

In addition, Annie Lu from Queensborough Middle School received the second Runner Up trophy.

The students competed with more than 3,000 students from over 50 countries in the contest, which tested speed and accuracy in arithmetic, with contestants having only eight minutes to solve as many as 200 math questions in their respective competition categories.

UCMAS, the Abacus Mental Math Program, is a global afterschool program with a branch in Richmond, which trains children from four to 13 to perform mental calculations quickly and accurately.

In the process, students can “expand their mental capacity and develop skills such as multitasking, time management, memory, concentration and problem-solving skills that are crucial to success in all areas of study and in daily life,” according to UCMAS Richmond.

For more details, check UCMAS Richmond website.

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