A nine-year-old girl named Danielle Boadu emerged winner of a national maths competition to observe World Maths Day. Boadu was among several primary school children required to show creativity to mark the occasion. The Heritage Park Primary School in Peterborough pupil defeated competition from other brilliant contenders to emerge as the winner. Boadu was among hundreds of pupils who entered the competition after it was launched by edtech provider Renaissance Learning.
The entrants from primary school children across the UK and Ireland created their visual representation of Maths, but Boadu’s design was selected from over 450 entries by expert judges who admired her work. Speaking on her achievement, Boadu said she had fun with her entry. ”I enjoyed finding all the shapes and patterns in the playground and drawing the objects that I counted and observed,” she said, according to Peterborough Telegraph.
Boadu and other winners at the competition took home Kindle Fire and a year’s subscription to Renaissance’s Freckle and Star Maths practice and assessment solutions for their class or school. Every entrant will also receive a certificate to appreciate them for taking part in the competition.
South African boy wows many with his Maths skills
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a South African boy was seen displaying his Mathematics talent in a video. The boy named Sibahle Zwane quickly went viral and was later offered a scholarship by Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng. Social media users marveled at the boy’s exceptional skills as many say they have never seen such. His talent was spoken about online for many days as people called on the government to help him to go to school and develop his love for Mathematics.