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Schoolchildren Have It All Figured Out in Maths Contest

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The Department of Education and Sports in cooperation with the Smart Math Centre on Sunday organised the second Vientiane Smart Math Competition to give children the chance to share and build their experiences in mathematics.

Some 130 schoolchildren took part in the competition, which took place at the National Culture Hall.

Attending the event, Director of the Smart Math Centre Mr. Surachai Chongchitpaisan said “The purpose of this competition is to give children the opportunity to demonstrate their prowess in maths. They also have the chance to share and broaden their experience of the subject.”

The competition was divided into three age groups. The first group of contestants, aged from 5-7, had 15 minutes to answer 100 questions, while the second group aged 7-11 and the third group aged 11-15 both had 10 minutes to answer 100 questions.

The winners of each group received prizes and a smart math scholarship for six months worth three million kip.

The runners up in each group received prizes and a smart math scholarship for four months to the value of two million kip, while children placing third received prizes and a smart math scholarship for two months to the value of one million kip.

In the 5-7 age group, Ms Anida Thammavong, aged 6, came first, followed by Ms Pakhoun Saenmangthong, aged 6, and in third place was Mr. Yotxai Phongsy, aged 7.

In the 7-11 age group, Mr. Thatsanasith Phousavanh, aged 10, came first, followed by Mr. Phoutthavong Khamkeomanivong, aged 9, and in third place was Mr. Yotsaphong Mixay, aged 10.

The top group, aged 11-15, was won by Mr. Sinxay Chanthavong, aged 12, while Ms Thitthida Sengmangthong, aged 13, took second place and Ms Amonlak Saenmangthong, aged 12, came third.

Every contestant received a congratulatory medal, with the total value amounting to 18 million kip.

 

Source: Vientiane Times