If you watched Faith Odunsi‘s Cowbellpedia episode, you’ll be pleased to understand that she just proved herself again.
The young mathematics star recently won the worldwide Open Mathematics Tournament, against participants from across the planet , taking home the $1,000 prize .
Sharing her experience, Faith had a conversation with Punch and here are 5 things we noted from the interview:
Faith may be a 15-year-old SS3 student from Ijebu in Ogun State who attends Ambassadors Schools, Ota, where she was made an envoy .
Mathematics and knowledge and technology are her favourite subjects.
According to her, she got her mathematical skills from her father who may be a medical doctor while her mother may be a businesswoman. Her parents are supportive during her competitions, offering advice and reading tips and that they are very pleased with her accomplishments.
SHE WON THE COMPETITION WITH A MARGIN OF 30 POINTS
The first stage and second stages of the competition were computer-based tests and Faith scored 66 marks each in both stages. The quarter and semi-finals were on Microsoft themes where the primary to place within the correct answers got 10 points.
Although Faith entered a tiebreaker within the third round, at the top of the fourth round, Faith won the competition with 40 points while the primary runner up had 10 points.
SHE SET A NEW RECORD IN THE COWBELLPEDIA MATHEMATICS COMPETITION IN 2018
Faith first won the hearts of the many in 2018 when she set a record within the Cowbellpedia Mathematics Competition by answering 19 questions in 60 seconds.
SHE WANTS TO STUDY COMPUTER ENGINEERING
With no particular school in mind, Faith would really like to review Computer Engineering outside Nigeria “because the facilities are better abroad and therefore the experience is best . I don’t think are going to be able to|i’ll”> i will be able to be limited in Nigeria; I just think the opportunities will be better abroad.”
Other competitions she participated in
Faith has also participated in several other competitions including the national Olympiad which she has been doing since she was in JSS2 and was made the Queen of Mathematics from JSS3 to SS2. She has also taken part within the South African Mathematics Olympiad where she received medals, Kangourou Sans Frontieres, American Mathematics Competition and Pan-African mathematics Olympiad where she also received a silver .