# ZNU Young Scientists-Mathematicians Disscused the Methods for Improving the Cognitive Activity of Students and Pupils

December 7, the roundtable on "Mathematical Puzzles as the Technique for Improvement of Cognitive Activity" took place at ZNU Historical Museum.

The event was organized by SSSP of the Faculty of Mathematics. Deputy Dean for Educational Work of the Faculty of Mathematics, Docent **Victoria Leonteva**, Head of SSSP of the Mathematics Faculty **Inna Starchenko**, students of the third course - members of SSSP.

Students discussed the issues of pupils' and students' cognitive activity, practical aspects of mathematical puzzles and tasks, made several examples of the theory of probability, the problem of prime numbers and mathematical paradoxes.

Students and lectures have concluded that mathematical puzzles enhance cognitive activity, stimulate and encourage to do some scientific research.
The next meeting of SSSP will take place at the end of the month.

**Natalia Logvinenko**