Maths olympiad: Shaping the inquisitive minds of tomorrow

Competition helps build math skills of young students.


Our Correspondent January 30, 2012

ISLAMABAD: The seventh Inter-School Maths Olympiad (ISMO) 2012 challenged the math skills of over 3,000 students from 470 schools.

The olympiad was organised by the Pak-Turk International School Campus in collaboration with the Federal Directorate of Education and the Ministry of Education, Government of Punjab.

Educationists commented that the event’s primary purpose was for Pakistani students to exhibit their talent and mathematical skills, which are rarely promoted. To address this void, Pak-Turk International has organised the olympiad for the past seven years, said the school management.

The competition provides a chance for students of classes five, six, seven and eight to display their analytical numerical potential and gain confidence by competing. The school has also made it a point for the competition to be open to boys and girls at both public and private schools, according to the management.

The event featured a lively funfair organised by Pak-Turk students with colourful Turkish and local food stalls that added a different dynamic to the event. Pak-Turk Principal Ebukekir Haspolat stated that “the increasing number of participating students each year shows the credibility and transparency of the event”.

Results of the competition will be announced on February 11 through the school’s website and the prize distribution ceremony will take place on February 18. Cash prizes for the first three positions are Rs30,000, Rs20,000 and Rs10,000 respectively for each participating class.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 30th, 2012

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