The search for DFW’S best young mathematicians has kicked off and Explore Horizons is once again looking for the best math students in North Texas.

The tutoring and enrichment center with locations throughout the DFW Metroplex kicks off its annual Young Mathematicians’ Award in early October. The competition, in its fourth year, is designed in conjunction with the NRICH Project at the University of Cambridge with the goal of stretching the mathematical minds of the young and gifted and uncovering the math stars of tomorrow. 

“The response to this competition continues to grow every year, it’s always a pleasure to see the ingenious ways the children are able to find solutions to the problems we give them,” said Belinda Southgate, Head of U.S. Marketing for Explore Horizons.  “Math is a fundamental part of everyday life. Our goal is to encourage gifted and talented young students to learn those problem-solving skills that they will use in school as well as in their future careers.”

In October, 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 in mid-November. The winning team from each region will then advance to the finals in early December.

Last year 19 schools participated in the competition with the top five making it to the Grand Final. The final teams attended West Birdville Elementary, Richardson Classical Academy, Bedford Heights Elementary, Harrison Lane Elementary and Lakewood Elementary. The team from Lakewood Elementary were awarded the title of Best Young Mathematicians in DFW.

Explore Horizons is still accepting schools into the 2017 competition as well as any home school teams.

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