DFW-based tutoring and enrichment center, Explore Horizons, will host the finals of its Young Mathematicians’ Award (YMA) at Microsoft Store at NorthPark Center. The competition, now 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.

In October, participating schools from around the Metroplex are selecting 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, which will take place at Microsoft Store at NorthPark Center.

“We are thrilled to work with the Microsoft Store at NorthPark Center,” said Belinda Southgate, Head of U.S. Marketing for Explore Horizons. “We share the same quest as Microsoft 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 addition to the hosting the YMA finals, Microsoft Store at NorthPark will host Explore Horizons’ advanced math problem solving workshop on November 1st from 5-6:30pm open to students grades 4-6.  To register visit

“We are always looking for opportunities to work with local community organizations to help get kids excited about STEM,” said Ashley Taylor, Community Development Specialist at Microsoft Store at NorthPark Center. “We look forward to finding new ways to collaborate with Explore Horizons next year to further our shared goal of showing kids that math is important and fun.”

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