Iran wins title at PAMA math championship

December 31, 2017

TEHRAN – Iranian students claimed the crown of the 17th PAMA Global Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Championships held on December 28 in Sandton, South Africa.

The Iranian team, comprising 11 students aged 5 to 12 years, ranked first among 300 students from 21 countries, Tasnim news agency reported.

Meanwhile, Iranian girl student Niayesh Farahbakhsh was recognized as ‘the champion of champions’.

The next year’s edition of the event will be held in Malaysia. 

The championship is an example of what can be achieved with early intervention in abacus math and mental arithmetic education. The purpose of the competition is to allow for the observation of mental arithmetic skills from all countries, to promote abacus and mental arithmetic education, and to improve friendships among participants from around the world.

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