Maths runs in the blood

2018-10-23 06:02

Two brothers, both from Rondebosch Boys’ High School, are flying the Schlesinger name high after scoring big at the recent South African Mathematics Foundation’s (SAMF) annual awards in Stellenbosch on Saturday 22 September.

Timothy and Daniel were among the six local learners that were awarded for excellence in maths

This came after they excelled in a national competition, the South African Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO) Junior Division, earlier this year.

They say maths is their passion, they find it fun and enjoy putting lots of effort into solving problems.

For them it is just like a game they play together, sharing their knowledge.

This has opened doors for them as they have both managed to secure spots at the SAMO for several years and Timothy has even competed overseas.

Timothy says their strategy for success is spending hours working on old question papers to prepare for their competitions. He says although he appreciates the award, he is not very proud of his performance as he says it was not as good as last year.

“I was pleased by my award, although I did not do as well this year as I did last year. I see it as a recognition of the effort I have put in over the years. I thank God for the opportunity to experience so much through my maths. Getting this far has taken a lot of hard work and perseverance not only from me, but from various teachers and my parents. As a result, a lot of credit must go to them.”

On the other hand, his younger brother Daniel says he is “very happy” that he managed to come fourth and hopes to do even better next year.

“I am very grateful to God for giving me my amazing gift and allowing me to do as well as I did.

“I have put in many hours of practice and persevered. I have also had amazing teachers and my older brother to help me.”

He advises youth that want to excel in maths to focus on putting in the hard work and persevering even when they make mistakes. He says he finds maths easy when one makes it fun and makes the experience enjoyable.

The two say they would like to study maths at tertiary level and although Daniel is not yet sure about his dream career, they both would consider working with computers when they are older.

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