The Mathematics Society in SNU is relatively new, and despite having meager numbers in their ranks, they outdid most of the other clubs and events at the Carnival. The MathSoc organized two events at the Carnival’17:

1.      Tambola, and

2.      Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?

 Both these events were wildly popular with the participants, even though they’re pretty commonplace; one also has to appreciate the efficiency of the event organizers. The first event, Tambola, started a little while later than the scheduled time, as they had to wait for all the participants, which in the end turned out to be quite a crowd. The organizers chanted the numbers as the participants ticked them away on their little sheets of paper, with occasional hyperbole from the latter whenever they crossed a checkpoint in the game. The winners of the event were awarded at the end of the game, which took a while.

The second event, Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader, was an event in which one had to gamble with only knowledge as their support. It was a little less popular, but nonetheless it drew people with a desire to make some quick money. But it wasn’t as easy as they thought. The club brains behind this game sure made it hard to win, as the rules were really simple: Answer the questions correctly, and the amount you invested was doubled! This was one of the main reasons why so many people approached this stall, and it was carried out successfully, with the club carrying away a considerable amount of money. The events were wound down late into the evening, thus bringing the Carnival to a close.


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