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Mathematics the queen of all sciences by Odirile Sebolao


Full Name: Odirile Sebolao
Country Represented: South Africa

Why did you enter this storytelling contest?

I’m exploring my creative side and learning to say “yes” to opportunities typically outside of my comfort zone.

What does storytelling mean to you?

Storytelling is a life experience; it is the art of of using words and actions to reveal the elements and images of a story thus creating and encouraging the imagination of the listeners. Storytelling means sharing of experience and information in an entertaining way using key vocabulary, phrases, rhythm and structure.

Why did you tell this story?

It is one of the few decisions that changed my life.

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118 thoughts on “Mathematics the queen of all sciences by Odirile Sebolao”

  1. Girl, we need to collaborate! Storytelling is my thing! And you are such a great storyteller 🤩. Good luck… Wishing you all the best. And…
    You’re already a winner in my eyes, Wena 🤩

  2. Sheila Ndikumana

    Haha, oh man, this just made me think of high school and the likes. Thank you for sharing – not only did I enjoy the quirky nature of your share, but I also unlocked inspiration.

  3. Good morning, everyone:)

    Thank you so much for each comment and the words of encouragement ❤️

    I will jog this brain and try and recall the poem!

  4. Wow!
    This was so beautiful to watch. I listened with rapt attention. I love the smoothness of your voice, your tonality, and body language.

    Well done and Best Wishes

  5. Well done to your dad for instilling the love for maths and education.
    2 degrees, Maths Olympiad, Working in FInance…
    Your parents did very well

  6. “Kicked out of maths class and asked to call my parents”
    “No… I’m not doing that… i’ll win the math’s award instead”

  7. I hear math’s and I get a mental breakdown. Uou hear math and think poems.
    I need to introduce stem to kids like how you think

  8. “…this apoxy that binds our minds and intertwinds the world of science with its…… Many Signs…”
    *snaps fingers*🙌🏾🤣

  9. Imani Anikulapo-Kuti

    😍❤️😍❤️😍❤️😍❤️ I WANT TO HEAR THE POEM!

  10. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  11. Ntombizandile Vukapi

    The fun and comforting way to appreciate a feared by most students subject,the queen is just the right synonym for kids to respect and take the math challenge with greatness and dignity, u the best Odi,shine the light and pave the way for other up and coming ones likeu

  12. Nothing short of brilliant! Just goes to show that sometimes shooting that shot will get you further than you can imagine. Even in Math.

  13. Mathematics is seen as a difficult subject but with this type of encouragement it will definitely inspire and motivate one to be one with the math. Thank you for this. The world needs to hear it.

  14. This is so dope sister in law…..💯🌻🌼 You killed it! 🙌🏾 That’s wsup, you better be number 1, you deserve it ❤️

  15. All hail the Queen… I knew you have greatness in you. You rock my girl…. I am so proud of you…. Keep em coming, we all behind you,besides you all the way

  16. What an incredible story Odi. 👏🏽👏🏽All hail Queen Mathematics! 🙌🏾🙌🏾

  17. Cadroline Jeffrwy

    Wow, love it!!!
    Wish I’d listened to this beautiful story in high school 😊 would have done a huge difference in my approach to Mathematics!

  18. An act of defiance that slowly turned into a love journey! 😏
    That was a very good story and some good storytelling too 🙂

  19. Motsamai Sankatana Ntjoboko

    Odirile, this is a beautiful story. I hope this story reaches the masses and inspire some little kid out there😊.

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