IUT hosted Touch Math Festival
On 28 July 2018, the Second Touch Math Festival was opened at Inha University in Tashkent (IUT).
The festival is designed for students of schools and other educational institutions, teachers of mathematics, as well as all those who love and are interested in mathematics.
According to IUT, a group of math teachers from various educational institutions of South Korea arrived in Uzbekistan. They presented 25 different mathematical booths.
Within three days, the South Korean guests showed various mathematical puzzles, games and exercises. In particular, the children created geometric figures from various materials and solved the tasks. The festival included various contests for children and lectures of foreign specialists about the mathematics.
The festival participants had a chance to take part in ‘Hour of Code’ campaign. Within it, children participated in one-hour free lesson on coding basics.
Vice-Rector of Inha University in Tashkent Mr. Turdimurat Tursunmuratov noted: “The leadership of Uzbekistan pays a considerable attention to development of education, including STEM-education. The Touch Math Festival is our contribution to increasing the knowledge of the younger generation. After the festival, I hope that even more children will be engaged in mathematics.”
“At this occasion, I would like to express my gratitude to the organizations that supported this initiative. Investing into children’s education, we ensure our great future,” 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.