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2,500 students take part in math contest

Murimi Mutiga @murimimutiga

This year’s Brookside Dairy mathematics contest for secondary schools kicked off on Saturday in Mombasa with more than 2,500 students taking part. The popular mathematics contest brought together contestants from more than 55 secondary schools at Allidina Visram High School.

Winners are rewarded with cash money and a university scholarship. This year, the competition has participants from 10 counties with over 50,000 students having competed in the mathlete since its inception.

The contest will now be held in 25 counties with an aim of improving performance in mathematics. Teachers trained Brookside Marketing manager Peter Wesonga said this year’s contest also features a conference for mathematics teachers where they were trained by mathematicians from Maseno University on how to adopt modern ways of teaching the subject. Wesonga said the competition has seen a big success in helping debunk the perception that mathematics is a difficult subject.

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