Blackburn schoolboy is 10th in the world for maths skills

Lancashire Telegraph: Maths whizz Filip Szary. Maths whizz Filip Szary.

A TWELVE-YEAR-OLD Blackburn boy has come 10th in the world for his maths skills.

Filip Szary, a pupil at St Bede’s High School, correctly answered 106 mental arithmetic questions in 60 seconds as part of a World Maths Day Championship.

In total, more than two million students from schools across the globe took part in the online competition, with children from India taking the top two spots.

Filip, of Fielding Crescent, said: “It was almost impossible to do. They were firing all sorts of questions at me, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and some had a combination of all those sums. I’m pleased I got a good score, and next year my aim is to become world number one.”

Mum Magda Barszezewska said: “We’re very proud of Filip because we know how hard he’s worked practicing for this event.

“He’s spent every day doing sums.

“He’s a very clever boy and also does well with French, science, and geography, and eventually he wants to learn about the cosmos, and follow in the steps of Dr Brian Cox.”

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8:28pm Fri 13 Apr 12

happycyclist says...

Brilliant.
Brilliant. happycyclist

8:36pm Fri 13 Apr 12

MickyRover says...

Puts me to shame, takes me 60 seconds to work out one sum these days :)
Puts me to shame, takes me 60 seconds to work out one sum these days :) MickyRover

8:42pm Fri 13 Apr 12

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

I have a calculator, I use by brain for getting stoned :)
I have a calculator, I use by brain for getting stoned :) Michael@ClitheroeSince58

9:44pm Fri 13 Apr 12

burner says...

Maths, Michael, not Meths !
Maths, Michael, not Meths ! burner

10:10pm Fri 13 Apr 12

Keep Darwen Green says...

Michael@ClitheroeSin
ce58
wrote:
I have a calculator, I use by brain for getting stoned :)
Lol
[quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: I have a calculator, I use by brain for getting stoned :)[/p][/quote]Lol Keep Darwen Green

12:35am Sat 14 Apr 12

grunny says...

well done lad
well done lad grunny

8:57am Sat 14 Apr 12

jack daniels says...

Michael@ClitheroeSin
ce58
wrote:
I have a calculator, I use by brain for getting stoned :)
Shame you didn't use it before pressing the 'submit' button.
[quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: I have a calculator, I use by brain for getting stoned :)[/p][/quote]Shame you didn't use it before pressing the 'submit' button. jack daniels

9:34pm Sun 15 Apr 12

NICEONESUNSHINE says...

Why have the Telegraph not published where the young lad from Bunleh came on the list?
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They(LT) must not want to offend their barely literate Dingle readers by reporting that Zachariah came 4.020.943rd out of 4.020.944 entrants. Apparently the the lad from Benin who came last was very upset that it went dark and his solar powered PC ran out of power after he had only answered 2 question!!!!!!
Why have the Telegraph not published where the young lad from Bunleh came on the list? . They(LT) must not want to offend their barely literate Dingle readers by reporting that Zachariah came 4.020.943rd out of 4.020.944 entrants. Apparently the the lad from Benin who came last was very upset that it went dark and his solar powered PC ran out of power after he had only answered 2 question!!!!!! NICEONESUNSHINE

10:58pm Sun 15 Apr 12

captain ian says...

Amazing, well done why not get yourself on countdown
Amazing, well done why not get yourself on countdown captain ian

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