‘Outstanding Mathematicians’ competition

The 2020-2021 academic year was designated by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine as ‘The Year of Mathematics in Ukraine’, and in this regard the Kyiv Youth Academy of Sciences has invited students to participate in the ‘Outstanding Mathematicians’ competition. Of course, the BISU accepted this challenge!

As part of the first round, BISU students of Year 9 and Year 10 familiarised themselves with the biography and discoveries of a famous mathematician. In accordance with the conditions of the competition, the most significant moments of the life and work of this person were encoded with various ciphers (Caesar code, rectangular coordinate system on the plane, geographical coordinates, pigpen cipher, ASCII binary code). A 3D model cube was designed  with encoded information contained in its faces. It was quite challenging since the cube had to be small, with an edge of only 7 cm but the students, with great ingenuity, made it work!

With the help of a 3D printer, the idea was made into a reality and the puzzle cube was printed. Brilliant work! We are all now looking forward to the next round of the competition.


Nivki Early Years and Lower Primary School

36a Scherbakivskogo Str., Kyiv

+38 (044) 239 21 21

+38 (066) 303 75 78


Nivki Upper Primary and Secondary School

45 Tolbukhina Str., Kyiv

+38 (044) 502 39 09

+38 (050) 410 46 44


Pechersk Early Years, Primary and Secondary School

1 Dragomyrova Str., Kyiv

+38 (044) 596 18 28

+38 (050) 412 48 84


Dnipro Early Years, Primary and Secondary School

39a Antonovychа Str., Dnipro

+38 (056) 767 18 28

+38 (050) 458 80 22


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