GUST Hosts Sixth High School Mathematics Competition
GUST hosted the Annual High School Mathematics Competition for the sixthtime on its campus yesterday. The competition, sponsored by That Al-Salasil, brought together nearly 50 students from 11 private schools across Kuwait. It aims to promote the importance of mathematics among the youth through a friendly competition that puts their skills to practical use.
The competition has grown since its first year with four schools participating to 15 registeringthis year, including:Universal American School of Kuwait, American Creativity Academy(Boys), Kuwait National English School, A'Takamul International School, Al Bayan Bilingual School, Future Bilingual School, AlResala Bilingual School, Al Danah Universal School of Kuwait, British School of Kuwait, Learner's Own Academy, Canadian Bilingual School, American International School of Kuwait, American School of Kuwait, Dasman Bilingual School, Hayat Universal Billingual School.
Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, Professor Ali Ansari, said “Not only does this competition give us the opportunity to connect with the community on a deeper level, but also allows us to encourage the youth to hone in on their strengths and apply what they learned in class.”
Students competed both in teams and individually and answered questions covering several areas including basic math skills, logical thinking, and real-life situations with questions ranging from travel distance calculations to valuing metal composites.
The winners of this year’s competition were:
- 1st Place: Anas Chentouf (American International School of Kuwait)
- 2nd Place: Hejin Hong (American School of Kuwait)
- 3rd Place: Mijung Jung (American School of Kuwait)
- 1st Place: American International School of Kuwait
- 2nd Place: American School of Kuwait
- 3rd Place: British School of Kuwait
GUST 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, boostingdevelopment in its areas of expertise, and sparking interest in overlooked areas of education.