GUST hosted the Fourth Annual High School Mathematics Competition, organized by the Mathematics & Science Department, and the Mathematics Foundation Unit, on its campus yesterday. The competition, which is sponsored by Pearson Education and That Al-Salasil, brought together over 60 students from 15 private and public schools, aims to promote the importance of mathematics among the youth across the country through a friendly competition that utilizes their skills.
This is the fourth time that the university organizes this event, starting with just four schools competing the first year, and over 15 this year. The competing schools include the: Future Bilingual School, Jabriya School for Girls, The English School Fahaheel, Kuwait National English School, British School of Kuwait, American School of Kuwait, American Creativity Academy (Boys & Girls), Bayan Bilingual School, AJIAL Bilingual School (Boys & Girls), Al-Ru’ya Bilingual School (Boys & Girls), American International School, and Canadian Bilingual School.
Students were able to compete in teams and individually. Top performing individuals also had the opportunity to participate in a live buzzer round. The questions covered several areas including basic math skills, logical thinking, and real-life situations with questions ranging from flight scheduling to staff-requirement forecasting. Congratulations to the winners:
1st Place: Yujun Lee (American School of Kuwait)
2nd Place: Seifeddin Mohamed (Kuwait National English School)
3rd Place: Abdellatif Anas Chentouf (American International School)
1st Place: American School of Kuwait
2nd Place: American International School
3rd Place: British School of Kuwait
Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, Prof. Ali Ansari, said “GUST is happy to welcome the schools and students to our campus to participate in this educational and enjoyable event. The competition allows students to demonstrate their math skills in a range of challenging problems while learning to work in teams, and under time pressure.”
GUST’s is always keen on organizing events such as this competition, as it is directly in line with its mission of connecting and building relationships with the community, boosting development in its areas of expertise, and sparking interest in overlooked areas of education.