Pinoy “mathletes” top international competiton

At age 11, Farrell Eldrian Wu can be considered a veteran “mathlete” or mathematics athlete.

Farrell, a Grade V pupil at MGC New Life Christian Academy in Taguig City, has been competing in international math competitions since 2009, when he was just in Grade III.

He is the youngest member of the Philippine delegation that won 11 awards in the 14th Po Leung Kuk Primary Mathematics World Contest (PMWC) held here from July 13 to 17.

Farrell shone brightest for the delegation by taking the gold medal in the individual contest.

“I’m very happy. I really love math,” he said after receiving his award. The boy has already collected five gold medals, one silver and two bronze medals in international tournaments.

Read more at Manila Bulletin

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