Touch Math Festival commences at Inha University in Tashkent
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) --
On 6 January 2016, the First Touch Math Festival started at the Inha University in Tashkent (IUT). The event will last till 8 January 2016.
According to the organizers, the festival promises to increase children’s interest in this subject through various intellectually entertaining games, exercises, quizzes and lessons.
Some of the 20 best teachers, professors and instructors from South Korea already arrived in Uzbekistan to participate in this festival. They have the opportunity to exchange their experience on fascinating and latest methods of math teaching with local teachers. Moreover, about 70 students of IUT will be participating in the festival as volunteers.
The honored guest of the festival, professor of Inha University in South Korea, Hoon Chang will run few lectures devoted to hypercube and mathematics in everyday life. In addition, as part of the program, there is going to be a competition among school students and teachers with various prize awards. There will be another present for teachers from the IUT and Inha University in Korea – a special book with interesting exercises on algebra, geometry and logic.
As noted by Professor Jeanam Park of IUT: "To some people, mathematics may seem like a boring subject. However, this festival promises to show the opposite, and that the math can be quite interesting and very fascinating. We want to increase children’s interest in math through such events".
On 7 January, as part of the program, there will be the awards ceremony of winners of the competition recently run among math teachers working at schools, colleges and lyceums. According to the competition criteria, participants had to solve the problems prepared by professors of IUT in English. Winners of contest will be awarded with valuable prizes. And the most talented contestants will get a chance to take part in the IUT Faculty Fostering Program and further their education at master’s or PhD levels at some of the leading universities of South Korea.
In addition, there will be a showcase "Hour of Programming" to children of 9 to 15 years old, in which during these two days of the festival, on 7-8 January, from 10-11am, they will be able to attend one hour free class of visual programming with Scratch programming language. Registration for a free lesson will be open at the stand of the University in the first day of the festival, on 6 January from 2pm onwards. Classes will be run in Uzbek on 7 January and in Russian on 8 January.