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Mental math competition returns to Richmond this weekend

The math competition hasn't been held since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Four Richmond UCMAS students competed and won awards at an international math competition in Malaysia last year.

This weekend will see the return of a mental math competition to Richmond where kids aged six to 13 will be challenged in their arithmetic skills.

The Universal Concept of Mental Arithmetic System (UCMAS) Math Competition will be at the Richmond Curling Club from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday.

More than 400 students from across B.C. will compete in visual, listening and flash competitions.

The local event hasn’t been held for four years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Universal Concept of Mental Arithmetic System focuses on developing the brain's cognitive abilities, including concentration, memory, creativity and problem-solving skills, explained UCMAS Richmond.

The Richmond News reported last year how several Richmond tutoring students competed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last year bringing home several trophies.

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