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8 Years Old Saudi Student Achieves 1st Place in Math Competition

The Saudi student ِAchieves 1st place in a math competition. The young citizen Youssef Haitham, who won first place in the world in mental arithmetic in mathematics, gave his achievement of the award to his homeland as a gift.

Saudi Student Youssef Haitham, 1st place,
The 8-year-old student Youssef Haitham

The 8-year-old student Youssef won first place during the competition held in Malaysia virtually. The competition is intending to develop children’s mental skills.

Youssef Haitham explained in an interview with the “Al-Akhbariya” channel that he succeeded in solving 120 mathematical problems in just one hour.

He pointed out that his love for mathematics began at the age of 6 years, noting that his mother is the person who helps him and encourages him the most in studying.

Yusuf bin Haitham was born in 2012 in Yanbu Province from a Saudi father and a Saudi mother. He studies elementary school at Hassan bin Thabit School in Yanbu Governorate.

On the Other hand, The Competition, which is called Kangaroo Math Competition (KMC), is an annual international math competition for primary and secondary school students. The KMC is the largest math competition globally, with more than 6 million participants annually, from 75 countries. The contest originated from France and is administered globally by Association Kangourou sans Frontieres (AKSF). Each local contest is organized locally by a national organizer. KMC has been organized in Malaysia since 2013 by Kangaroo Math Malaysia.

However, the competition was held virtually for this year regarding the pandemic situation that is happenning in the world.

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