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Meet the 12-Year-Old British-Nigerian Wiz Kid Who Made a Historical Mathematics Discovery

Our youth are some of the most gifted individuals we have making major contributions to STEM and 12-year-old Chika Ofili is no different. The young Nigerian boy — who’s based in the U.K. — made a historical discovery by unearthing a new mathematical formula to make the study of mathematics easier to understand. Ofili was rewarded for his discovery back in November at the TruLittle Hero Awards . 12-year-old British-Nigerian Whizkid, Chika Ofili won the Academic Hero award at the Tru Little Hero Awards for discovering a new Mathematics formula. — Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) November 11, 2019 Ofili’s mathematics teacher, Miss Mary Ellis, head of the math department at Westminster Under School, revealed that he made the discovery during a holiday assignment. Ellis gave Ofili a book called “First Steps for Problem Solvers” to study during the holidays. The book contained several divisibility tests to check if numbers are divisible by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,...

Njera Perkins

Apr 1, 2020