Mathnasium of Darien hosted the second annual National TriMathlon for grades three to six at its new location at 15 Corbin Drive.
More than 150 Mathnasium centers across the United States took part in the event over the weekend of Sept. 29 and 30.
The competition was a way for the newly established learning center to generate excitement about math among local students.
The TriMathlon was made up of three rounds:
The Counting Game, which tested students' ability to count from any number, to any number, by any number;
Magic Squares, in which points are awarded when students successfully create their own math problems;
Mental Math Workout, where students are asked to answer questions "in their head" without a pencil and paper. Students answered questions like: A number that is the product of exactly two primes has exactly how many factors? (Answer: 4)
Medals and prizes were awarded for first, second and third place in each grade level.
Every participant also received a goodie bag, including math computer games, and a certificate of achievement for participating.
There will also be prizes on a nationwide level, as National TriMathlon winners will be selected from the top three scorers in each grade level from all participating Mathnasium locations.
The 12 national winners will be announced, after any tie-breakers, later this month and will split $10,000 in cash prizes.
"Congratulations to the TriMathlon winners and all of the participants," said David Lubner, owner of Mathnasium of Fairfield and Darien. "We hope this competition was a fun and rewarding experience that continues to strengthen their passion for math."
The winners were:
Fourth grade: first, Brent McCreesh, of Fairfield.
Sixth grade: first, Daniel Colgate, of Bridgeport.