9-year-old exceptional girl beats over 450 colleagues to emerge Math champion in the UK


An exceptional 9-year-old girl, Danielle Boadu has beaten over 450 colleagues of hers to win the “Sum it Up” national maths competition for the Year 3-4 category in the United Kingdom.

Danielle Boadu, a student of the Heritage Park Primary School in Peterborough, England, was awarded for presenting her unique visual interpretation of how she pictures maths in her school playground.

The “Sum it Up” maths competition was launched in the UK by leading ed-tech provider Renaissance Learning, inviting local primary school children to get creative to mark World Maths Day. The competition is open to al primary school children across the UK and Ireland.

The competition encouraged children to think big about how maths can be found in the everyday and create imaginative artwork showing their vision of where they can see and experience maths in the world around them.

The judges of the competition, including Catherine Magee, UK Teacher of the Year and Kjartan Poskitt, examined over 450 submissions from schools across the UK and Ireland and finally selected Danielle’s visual representation of mathematics as the winner.

The judges were really impressed by the inventive and inspiring ideas in Danielle’s winning entry, with judge Catherine pointing out how Danielle used nature to represent maths through her use of techniques such as addition, shapes and parallel lines.

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