10-year-old boy comes 4th in global maths competition

Written by on May 28, 2021

10-year-old boy comes 4th in global maths competition

A YEAR 6 pupil has been ranked fourth globally and second in England in a world maths challenge.

Ore Oni, along with the rest of his class who came first in the country and third globally in the competition, has received praise for his mathematical prowess.

The 10-year-old who attends the Bronte School in Gravesend, and his fellow pupils beat nearly 1.9 million competitors from 150 schools worldwide as part of the annual Mathletics Challenge – a global event which sees schools go head-to-head in maths quizzes to mark World Maths Day on May 5.

Pupils took part in 20 rounds of number-based questions before having to answer as many sums as possible in 60 seconds.

Head of the school Emma Wood said: “Ore was very proud and happy to receive the accolade of being ranked second in the country and fourth in the world as an individual player.”

Ore, who is also the school’s Head Boy, has been crowned Bronte School’s annual times tables champion since he was in Year 4.

“He will be missed at the end of the year as he moves on to Dartford Grammar School for Boys, having received outstanding scores in his Kent 11+ Test,” added Emma.

“He has been an outstanding pupil throughout his time at Bronte School, and we are incredibly proud of all he has achieved individually.

“The success of the whole class in this worldwide competition shows the very high level of teaching at Bronte and how hard our pupils work.

“As well as being placed first in the country as a Year 6 class, three other students in Year 6 were placed in the top 100 across the whole of the UK.

“Tristan came 31st, Aaron came 34th and Shraddha placed 66th. I am very proud of them all.”

Ore is set to partake in the Champions Challenge in three weeks’ time and compete other world class


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