Young mathematicians shine in final round of Pangea contest


At the weekend, 200 pupils from the fifth and sixth year of secondary school crossed swords at the annual Pangea Maths Quiz

Meet Flanders’ maths champions

Every year, the Vlaamse Olympiade Vereniging (VOV), a Flemish organisation that reveals and encourages hidden talents in youngsters in Flanders, organises a maths quiz. For this year’s edition, VOV joined forces with Pangea, an umbrella organisation that holds maths contests in 16 countries in Europe, reaching more than 400,000 students every year.

Last week, more than 1,000 secondary school pupils enlisted in the first leg of the eighth edition of the Pangea Maths Quiz, held at their own schools. The 200 runners-up secured a ticket for the final round, which was held on Saturday at Antwerp University.

Sixth-year Maarten Versteven and fifth-year Arthur Verboven were the winners of their respective age groups. Both win €250.
Photo courtesy Pangea-WiskundeQuiz