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Al Dhafra Private School takes top honours in the annual math challenge organised by UOWD

Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2017:  A record number of 37 schools with nearly 220 students from across the UAE took part in the 11th annual inter-school Mathalon Competition, demonstrating their mathematical competencies. 

Organised by the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), the highly competitive challenge saw the team from Al Dhafra Private School, a new entrant to the competition, crowned as winners, followed by St Mary's Catholic High School in second place and Islamiyah English School in third place. 
Dr Zeenath Khan, Assistant Professor at UOWD and founder of Mathalon said: “This is now the longest-running, national-level math competition in the UAE that creates an international-standard problem solving platform where high school students test their prowess against their peers. We believe in making learning math fun, and we have been doing that for 11 years!”

Welcoming the participating teams, Dr Watfa, Associate Dean (Research), provided the students with an entertaining presentation on the significance of mathematics and how we apply mathematical concepts in our everyday life without us even knowing it, such as tying shoe laces. 

“Mathematics is about finding patterns or algorithms, interpreting the patterns, proving or disproving assumptions and doing fun and exciting stuff. What you learn in school is purely the foundation principles but mathematics goes far beyond what you know and is far more exciting”, Dr Watfa commented.

The challenge tested the teams' skills in a range of subject areas, including functions, probability, trigonometry, logarithms and basic geometry. Whilst the gruelling challenge took place, the coaches from the participating schools attended the Teacher's Forum which this year, focussed on the Traditional vs Modern Teaching Methods. Facilitated by Dr Assane Lo, Assistant Professor at UOWD, the session provided the teachers with an opportunity to share their experiences in interactive discussions.

This year Mathalon also opened its doors to Grades 9 and 10 to set up Mathalon Concept Booths where they represented mathematical applications in real world scenarios. Delhi Private School, The Indian High School and Our Own English High School were the inaugural teams who prepared interactive booths that added to the flavour of the day.

The event concluded with the prize giving ceremony with the top three winning teams receiving scholarships of 50%, 30% and 20% respectively for undergraduate degrees at UOWD. 

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