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Danielle Boadu, a nine-year-old girl from the United Kingdom, won this year’s “Sum It Up” national math challenge. In her category, she fought against more than 450 other students and won. In honor of World Maths Day, primary school students from all over the UK and Ireland took part in a competition that was set up and run by Renaissance Learning, a major provider of educational technology. It gave kids a chance to show how they see math being used and experienced in everyday life through art, and it gave them a chance to share their thoughts with other kids.
Boadu, a student at Heritage Park Primary School in Peterborough, England, was chosen as the winner by a group of experienced judges. The prize went to Boadu. In the playground of her kindergarten school, she showed a new way to look at math by using natural objects to show concepts like addition, shapes, and parallel lines.
In an interview with Peterborough Today, Boadu said, “I had fun with my entry because I liked finding all the shapes and patterns in the playground and drawing the things I counted and watched.” “Working on my entry was fun because I liked looking for shapes and patterns in the playground.” “When I first looked at the playground, everything seemed fine. But when I looked more closely and thought about everything we had learned in math class, I thought, “Wow, I can see all the patterns.”