Second Touch Math Festival ends with success

31 July

The second Touch Math Festival successfully ended at Inha University in Tashkent (IUT), which was attended by thousands people of different ages.

Despite the fact that the target audience of the festival was children at the age over 10, young children and adults attended the event.

Over 23 math teachers from South Korea arrived in Uzbekistan to participate in the Second Touch Festival. They presented 23 various mathematical booths, while teachers from Uzbekistan presented two booths.

During three days, South Korean specialists presented various mathematical puzzles, tasks and excises that attracted the interest of the participants of the event. At the same time, math teachers from Uzbekistan were assigned to each booth, who exchanged the experience with the colleagues from South Korea and studied untraditional methods of teaching children.

As part of the competition, children created and drew various geometric figures and took part in the competitions in mathematics.

Also, within the framework of the festival Professor Park Jeanam and Boo Yoon Kim conducted lectures on mathematics to all interested persons.

The “Hour of Coding” became one of the fascinating event of the festival. The organizers held some free lessons on basics programming for children.

Also, within the framework of the festival Inha University in Tashkent summed up the results of the Math Teachers Contest, which was held among math teachers of schools, lyceums and colleges. According to the competition criteria, participants had to solve the problems prepared by South Korean professors in English. In line with the decision of the jury from South Korea, Elizaveta An and Jakhongir Raimbekov became the prize-winners of the contest and received awards from Inha University in the Republic of Korea.

During the festival, Inha University in Tashkent (IUT) and Korean Society of Mathematics Culture Studies for Teachers (KSMCS) signed an agreement on mathematical experience activities

Within the agreement, the sides agreed to support mathematical experience activities for students and teachers.

The Korean Society of Mathematics Culture Studies for Teachers (KSMCS) intends to conduct various training for mathematics teachers from Uzbekistan to improve their qualifications.

The parties will cooperate in the implementation of joint activities in the field of mathematics.

PR Manager of IUT Anvar Umarov said: “I believe that the Touch Math Festival was successful. We talked with children and their parents and majority of them were happy. We were able to show the wonders and magic of mathematics. The participants created geometric figures with their own hands so to feel the math with mind, heart and hands. I hope that more children will be engaged in mathematics.”

 “One of the important moments of this festival is that we were able to organize an exchange of experiences between teachers of Uzbekistan and South Korea. Our teachers have learned the experience of South Korea in conducting lessons in mathematics using untraditional methods. At the same time, two teachers from Uzbekistan, who took part in the festival received an opportunity to visit the Republic of Korea, and take part in a major mathematical event,” he added.

The event was organized by Inha University in Tashkent, Inha University in the Republic of Korea and the Korean Society of Mathematics Culture Studies for Teachers at the support of the Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications, the Ministry of Public Education, the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education and Korzinka.uz supermarket chain, as well as Mercury Services.

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