GUST Hosts High School Mathematics Competition for the Third Time

Date: 
Mar 25, 2017
Location: 
W6-500

GUST) hosted the Third Annual High School Mathematics Competition, organized by the Mathematics & Science Department, the Mathematics Foundation Unit, on its campus yesterday. The competition, which brought together over 10 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 third time that the university organizes this event, starting with just four schools competing the first year, and over ten this year. The competing schools include the: Canadian Bilingual School, British School of Kuwait, The English School of Fahaheel, Future Bilingual School, American School of Kuwait, American International School, Al-Bayan Bilingual School, Al-Ru’ya School - Boys and Girls, American Creativity Academy – Boys, Jabriya School for Girls, Hamad Essa Al-Rujeib School for Boys.

 

Students were able to compete individually and in teams. They answered questions from 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:

 

Individual Competition:

  • 1st Place: Ahmad Bassam (Al-Bayan Bilingual School)
  • 2nd Place: Tom Holgate (British School of Kuwait)
  • 3rd Place: Kyungmin Nam (The English School Fahaheel)

 

Team Competition:

  • 1st Place: American School of Kuwait
  • 2nd Place: Al-Bayan Bilingual School
  • 3rd Place: The English School Fahaheel

 

Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, Prof. Ali Ansari, said ‘This competition brings together students from all kinds of schools, and puts them into a situation where they are able to compete, and hone their skills in a way that is not done in the classroom. They develop more than just their math skills, and it’s great to see them shine in that way.’

 

This event is one of many that perpetuates GUST’s mission of connecting and building relationships with the community, as well as boosting development in its areas of expertise, while sparking interest in overlooked areas of education.

 

Photos of the event are available on the Gallery!