15-year-old African wonderkid solves 19 math questions in 1 minute, beats students from 193 countries to emerge World Math Champion
Faith Odunsi, a 15-year-old mathematical prodigy from Nigeria, defeated competitors from all around the world to win the title of Global Champion in Mathematics.
In the Global Open Mathematics Tournament, Faith Odunsi of Nigeria outperformed competitors from the United States, the United Kingdom, China, and other nations.
She was popularly known for solving 19 mathematical questions at a record time of 60 seconds, a feat that marvelled the entire world present at the occasion. “It makes me happy and honoured,” Faith spoke about her win with Punch.
Faith is in her final class at the Ota State Ambassador School, South-West, Nigeria. She had emerged the best Mathematics student in Nigeria before proceeding to represent the country at the global stage.
Faith noted that because she was still getting acquainted to the system, some of the competition’s stages were challenging. She stated, “I believe the first test was the most difficult; it was computer-based, and we had an hour to complete a lot of questions. My test result was a 66.
“The second stage took the same format and I also scored 66. The quarter and semi-finals were on Microsoft themes. We were asked questions and we put in our answers; the first to put in the correct answers got 10 points,” she added.
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