Indian-origin Schoolgirl in UK’s Mathletics Hall of Fame
Meet Sohini Roy Chowdhury, an 8-year-old schoolgirl who is scaling heights with her latest achievement. The Indian born has entered the UK’s Mathletics Hall of Fame. It is an online mathematics-based competitive tool dedicated to primary school kids.
Sohini was in the race with pupils from across Britain and other countries. She competed with highly-talented kids and made it to the top 100 World Hall of Fame. It was a challenge to solve mathematical puzzles with speed and accuracy and Sohini aced it with grace.
“She feels really excited to solve maths in an online learning environment to earn a place on the live World Hall of Fame,” said her father Mainak Roy Chowdhury, an accountant by profession with an MBA in finance, News18 reported.
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“Sohini’s great-grandfather, D N Roy, was a qualified locomotive engineer from Scotland and worked for the Indian Railways. I would say Sohini has inherited her interest in maths genetically,” he added.
The competition is called Mathletics which is an online learning platform targeted at primary school level maths curriculum. Here, children get the chance to play live mental arithmetic games against other children from all over the world. Also, their scores are constantly updated and only the world’s 100 best make it to the leader-board.
Sohini who was born in New Delhi joined in the competition this year as a student of Nelson Primary School in Birmingham.
She wants to be a doctor in future.
“Sohini has displayed some higher-level understanding of the maths covered this year. She applies herself to all her learning and this has been reflected in her attainment this year,” said her schoolteacher in reference to her Mathletics achievement.
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