3244 South 300 West Salt Lake City, UT 84115-3411 800.365.8804 fax 801.486.7494 lesolson.com © Les Olson Company For Immediate Release Contacts: Jared Whitefield, Special Account Representative, (435) 586-2345 email@example.com and Sue Bingham, Director of Marketing, (801) 486-7431 firstname.lastname@example.org LES OLSON COMPANY LAUNCHES THE SHARP MINDS MATH CHALLENGE WITH THE IRON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT Donated Calculators to be used for Fun, Engaging Math Competition For the Iron County School District 4 th Grade Students Cedar City, Utah 3 Les Olson Company, along with Sharp Electronics Corporation , is excited to announce that the first-ever Sharp Minds Math Challenge will be taking place at elementary schools throughout Iron School District. Les Olson Company has donated 375 Sharp EL- S25BBL Quiz Calculators, along with the Iron County School District that matched Les Olson Company 9s donation for a total of 750 Calculators, for students in grade 4 so they can participate in a fun contest that will help develop their interest in math. When the contest is over, the schools will keep the calculators, providing the school with an educational tool for future classes.
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the Sharp Minds Math Challenge will encourage kids to get excited about learning, d said Jared Whitefield, of Les Olson Company. cThe owners of Les Olson Company are proud to be involved in a program that is dedicated to the education of today 9s youth. d The contest is designed for students to experience math in a fun, light environment with a dose of healthy competition. Using Sharp 9s Quiz Calculator, which has built-in mathematical drills and functions, including a unique cFlash Card Functionality d, students will compete for prizes by answering a series of math problems correctly and quickly.<br><br> Students in the 4 th grade of the Iron County School District will be given 25 random questions (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division). The competition will consist of three timed rounds per classroom. The winner of each classroom then participates in a Championship round against other classroom winners in the same grade.<br><br> The Championship winner will receive a $50 Discovery Store gift card, and the student 9s classroom will receive a classroom pizza party. The competition will go as follows: Class Competition 3 November 3-7; School Competition - November 10-14; and the District Competition 3 November 17, 2008. cWe are always looking for ways to make learning fun and exciting; and this program will help to make a difference, d said Terry L.<br><br> Picket, the Elementary Education Director of Iron County School District. cThis product will provide a fun way to improve accuracy and fluency with math facts. We 9re sure that our students are up for the Sharp Minds Challenge. d The Sharp Quiz Calculator The EL-S25BBL Quiz Calculator is an affordable and educational calculator designed with the assistance of parents to keep children 9s minds active and razor-sharp.<br><br> Students can improve math skills with built-in mathematical drills and functions, including Sharp 9s unique cFlash Card Functionality d that reinforces basic math concepts students are taught in the classroom. The unit also includes standard calculator functions and a rounded shape that is easy to hold in one hand. About Les Olson Company Les Olson Company (www.lesolson.com), a Salt Lake City-based Sharp office equipment dealer, sells and services Sharp multifunctional digital systems to meet corporate print, fax, copy, scan and digital storage needs.<br><br> Les Olson Company now offers hp compatible service and supplies. Founded in 1956, Les Olson employs more than 200 highly skilled professionals who specialize in good old-fashioned customer service. The company 9s team includes more than 30 second, third and fourth generation Les Olson family members.<br><br> The Salt Lake City, Utah-based company maintains six Utah offices, in Logan, Ogden, Salt Lake City, Lindon, Cedar City and St. George. They also have an office in Las Vegas.<br><br> The company is one of the country 9s largest independent office and document solutions dealers. To contact Les Olson Company toll-free, dial (800) 365-8804. In Cedar City, call (435) 586-2345.<br><br> Visit www.lesolson.com for special discounts on Sharp copiers, printers and fax systems.