Siddharth Kannan, a grade 10 student at Billabong High International School (BHIS) Malad, has won the Gold Award at the Singapore Math Global Finals 2022. Organized by the Singapore Ministry of Education with the participation of students from over 70 countries, Siddharth secured the first rank in school and the fourth rank at the Global level in the competition.
The competition aims to improve mathematical and problem-solving skills among students and comprises a total of 11 levels and Siddharth solved 45 challenging mathematical questions in the scheduled time of two hours and twenty-five minutes. The questions ranged from the subjects such as the Number System, Menstruation, Calculus, Trigonometry and the Matrices Chapters of Grade 11 etc.
A jubilant Siddharth Kannan said, ” It was my first math-based competition and was a huge learning experience. I thank my Billabong High International School teachers and parents who have always encouraged me and kept my interest in the subject alive.”
Celebrating Siddharth’s achievement, Dr. Madhu Singh, Principal, said, “Many students suffer from Math phobia leading them to lose interest in the subject. Such Math-based competitions have proven to be successful in building interest in the subject by educating children about the importance of Mathematics in solving challenges, and driving insights and innovations in the future. Siddharth’s achievement has made us all proud at the Global level. I’m confident that this win is just the beginning for Siddharth. I thank his parents and our teachers for nurturing his love for the subject and always encouraging him.”