Mumbai, December 28
Aryan Prakash, a 14 year-old, Class IX student from Billabong High International School (BHIS), Malad, won gold and bronze medals in Mathematics Olympiad organised recently at Singapore International Mathematics Olympiad Challenge (SIMOC).
Aryan participated in an individual event of this competition where he secured 2 bronze medals followed by a team event called 'Math Master Mind' where he led his team and won the gold medal. He was accompanied by his team members from US, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand & Malaysia. These events were conducted live from Singapore and monitored with 2 cameras, primary and secondary.
Singapore International Math Olympiad Challenge (SIMOC) is organized every year by Singapore International Maths Contest Centre since 2015. In this contest 25 tough questions are asked which are to be answered in an hour. The prime objective of organising this competition is to help students think creative and build their problem solving skill alongwith applying Mathematics in real life and promote cultural and mutual learning from each other.
Elated with his success, Aryan Prakash, says, “This win only motivates me to improve myself. All this was possible due to the continuous efforts and the time my parents & teachers have invested in me and the confidence they have shown in me. I was accompanied by team members from different countries and, we were continuously in touch with each other virtually for this competition. Today we are winners and friends!.”
Commenting on Aryan’s achievement, Dr Madhu Singh, principal BHIS Malad, said, “I am immensely proud of Aryan for representing our school and our school and country at the international level and winning accolades.
Aryan is a brilliant student and has a knack for solving difficult maths questions within seconds. He had also won a Gold Medal beating participants from over 19 countries in Singapore and South Asian Maths Olympiad, 2020-21 ( SASMO) and had secured the Global rank1 in Mathlathon Competition (October 2019 challenge), scoring a perfect 100/100.
He has also secured All India rank in top 3 positions in all the domains of Clash of Pi, a Global Maths Competition 2019 - 2020. He was ranked 1st in the All India Competition appearing for two grades 7th grade and 8th grade in IPM Mathematics Competition and secured National rank 25th & 44th respectively scoring 25.5/30 in 2019 - 2020.
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