The 13th Canadian UCMAS Abacus and Mental Math Competition held at the Hershey Centre last month saw 5,700 children came together and create a world record.
“The UCMAS event will go down in the history books as per WORLD RECORD UNION for the largest examination event where more than 5,700 students between 4 and 14 unleashed their skills to answer 150 questions in 8-minute intervals using their well- developed cognitive skills and cult mathematical acumen to further attempt a Guinness Book of World Records,” said the CEO of UCMAS Canada Ms. Megha Karia.
UCMAS Mental Math event is a platform to educate and to empower a new generation of youth with not just math but life-skills and develop future leaders with compassion, who over a period of time will make a better world for all.
On Sunday, June 10, the UCMAS Awards was held at the International Centre where a galaxy of VIP’s was present including Hon. Councillor Carolyn Parrish, Hon. Judge Albert Wong, Mr. Pradeep Sood and Ms. Anu Vittal along with UCMAS students, parents, course instructors, volunteers and franchisee owners. “These UCMAS skills allow children to do things for themselves by developing self-confidence and provides a platform to experience life in a non-judgmental manner.” said Hon. Carolyn Parrish Ward 5 Mississauga.
Such educational events broadcast to world the fact that all children are endowed with innate intelligence and a natural wonder which needs to be encouraged and given an opportunity. -CINEWS