South African Mathematics Foundation: Newshttp://www.samf.ac.za/NewsFri, 19 Apr 2019 15:14:05 Zurn:store:1:news:blog:51http://www.samf.ac.za/(S(00cattn5givpbjbhbngm0j2t)X(1)A(LeiOD4ui0QEkAAAAMzQwNmFkZWEtOWViMS00YWFiLWFkMmMtNDgxNGQ2OGU3ODAwFLAAWlehmKdJvuf_s02cX-gbzRo1))/en/morocco-wins-the-team-competition-of-the-2019-pan-african-mathematics-olympiadMorocco wins the team competition of the 2019 Pan African Mathematics Olympiad (PAMO)The 27th Pan African Mathematics Olympiad (PAMO) took place in South Africa from 31 March to 6 April 2019. Youssef Chaabouni from Tunisia was crowned the 2019 PAMO champion. This year 13 African countries attended with 2 countries sending only observers for future participation. 57 contestants from 11 African countries took part in the PAMO which was hosted by the South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) and the African Institute for Mathematical Science (AIMS) in Muizenberg, Cape Town.urn:store:1:news:blog:50http://www.samf.ac.za/(S(00cattn5givpbjbhbngm0j2t)X(1)A(LeiOD4ui0QEkAAAAMzQwNmFkZWEtOWViMS00YWFiLWFkMmMtNDgxNGQ2OGU3ODAwFLAAWlehmKdJvuf_s02cX-gbzRo1))/en/south-africa-to-host-the-2019-pan-african-mathematics-olympiad-pamoSouth Africa to host the 2019 Pan African Mathematics Olympiad (PAMO)The 27th Pan African Mathematics Olympiad (PAMO) is taking place in South Africa from
31 March to 6 April 2019. A record number of 13 countries have registered for this prestigious event hosted by the South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) and the African Institute for Mathematical Science (AIMS) in Muizenberg, Cape Town.urn:store:1:news:blog:49http://www.samf.ac.za/(S(00cattn5givpbjbhbngm0j2t)X(1)A(LeiOD4ui0QEkAAAAMzQwNmFkZWEtOWViMS00YWFiLWFkMmMtNDgxNGQ2OGU3ODAwFLAAWlehmKdJvuf_s02cX-gbzRo1))/en/south-african-mathematics-foundation-working-towards-improving-mathematics-educationSouth African Mathematics Foundation working towards improving mathematics educationThroughout her career Professor Kerstin Jordaan, newly appointed Executive Director of the South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF), has made a substantial contribution to inclusive growth and development in Mathematics by providing leadership, support and guidance to grass-root initiatives of Mathematics educators and researchers. It is these skills she wants to bring to SAMF to enhance the way Mathematics can contribute to a vibrant and innovative South Africa.urn:store:1:news:blog:48http://www.samf.ac.za/(S(00cattn5givpbjbhbngm0j2t)X(1)A(LeiOD4ui0QEkAAAAMzQwNmFkZWEtOWViMS00YWFiLWFkMmMtNDgxNGQ2OGU3ODAwFLAAWlehmKdJvuf_s02cX-gbzRo1))/en/south-african-mathematics-olympiad-entries-are-openSouth African Mathematics Olympiad entries are openThe 2019 leg of the South African Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO) is underway and entries close on the 1st of February. Secondary schools are urged to enter any eligible high school learner to test and enhance their problem solving skills.urn:store:1:news:blog:47http://www.samf.ac.za/(S(00cattn5givpbjbhbngm0j2t)X(1)A(LeiOD4ui0QEkAAAAMzQwNmFkZWEtOWViMS00YWFiLWFkMmMtNDgxNGQ2OGU3ODAwFLAAWlehmKdJvuf_s02cX-gbzRo1))/en/learners-honoured-for-outstanding-mathematics-olympiad-performancesLearners honoured for outstanding Mathematics Olympiad performancesThe South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) has honoured outstanding learners and teachers for their performance in the 2018 South African Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO) and the South African Mathematics Challenge (SAMC).urn:store:1:news:blog:46http://www.samf.ac.za/(S(00cattn5givpbjbhbngm0j2t)X(1)A(LeiOD4ui0QEkAAAAMzQwNmFkZWEtOWViMS00YWFiLWFkMmMtNDgxNGQ2OGU3ODAwFLAAWlehmKdJvuf_s02cX-gbzRo1))/en/western-province-and-wits-siyanqoba-teams-crowned-as-winners-of-the-2018-assa-mathematics-team-competitionWestern Province and Wits Siyanqoba teams crowned as winners of the 2018 ASSA Mathematics Team CompetitionWestern Province A and Wits Siyanqoba A teams retain their ASSA Mathematics Team Competition crown on Saturday the 8th of September. 87 teams from 16 regions took part in the competition organised by the South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF).urn:store:1:news:blog:45http://www.samf.ac.za/(S(00cattn5givpbjbhbngm0j2t)X(1)A(LeiOD4ui0QEkAAAAMzQwNmFkZWEtOWViMS00YWFiLWFkMmMtNDgxNGQ2OGU3ODAwFLAAWlehmKdJvuf_s02cX-gbzRo1))/en/south-african-team-ranked-62nd-at-international-mathematical-olympiadSouth African team ranked 62nd at International Mathematical OlympiadRomania hosted the world’s brightest mathletes at the 59th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) from the 3rd till the 14th of July. South Africa won one bronze medal and is ranked 62nd out of 107 countries.urn:store:1:news:blog:44http://www.samf.ac.za/(S(00cattn5givpbjbhbngm0j2t)X(1)A(LeiOD4ui0QEkAAAAMzQwNmFkZWEtOWViMS00YWFiLWFkMmMtNDgxNGQ2OGU3ODAwFLAAWlehmKdJvuf_s02cX-gbzRo1))/en/south-africa-wins-the-2018-pan-african-mathematics-olympiadSouth Africa wins the 2018 Pan African Mathematics OlympiadSouth Africa was crowned the 2018 Pan African Mathematics Olympiad (PAMO) champion. This year 47 contestants from 9 African countries took part in the 26th PAMO. The South African team came out with flying colours ending up as winners in the overall competition, as well as PAMO-G (the competition for girls).urn:store:1:news:blog:43http://www.samf.ac.za/(S(00cattn5givpbjbhbngm0j2t)X(1)A(LeiOD4ui0QEkAAAAMzQwNmFkZWEtOWViMS00YWFiLWFkMmMtNDgxNGQ2OGU3ODAwFLAAWlehmKdJvuf_s02cX-gbzRo1))/en/2018-imo-team-to-fly-the-south-african-flag-chosen2018 IMO team to fly the South African flag chosenSix Capetonian high school learners have been selected to participate in the 59th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) to be held in Cluj Napoca, Romania from the 03rd till the 14th of July 2018. Last year this prestigious Olympiad took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.urn:store:1:news:blog:42http://www.samf.ac.za/(S(00cattn5givpbjbhbngm0j2t)X(1)A(LeiOD4ui0QEkAAAAMzQwNmFkZWEtOWViMS00YWFiLWFkMmMtNDgxNGQ2OGU3ODAwFLAAWlehmKdJvuf_s02cX-gbzRo1))/en/maths-team-to-represent-south-africa-at-the-2018-pamo-selectedMaths team to represent South Africa at the 2018 PAMO selectedThe 26th Pan African Mathematics Olympiad PAMO/PAMO(G) will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 23rd to 30th June 2018. The South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) selected six high school learners to represent South Africa at the annual event; the three girls will also compete against other African girls in PAMO-G, which is the mathematics Olympiad for girls. urn:store:1:news:blog:41http://www.samf.ac.za/(S(00cattn5givpbjbhbngm0j2t)X(1)A(LeiOD4ui0QEkAAAAMzQwNmFkZWEtOWViMS00YWFiLWFkMmMtNDgxNGQ2OGU3ODAwFLAAWlehmKdJvuf_s02cX-gbzRo1))/en/improve-learners-critical-thinking-skills-by-entering-the-2018-sa-mathematics-challengeImprove learners’ critical thinking skills by entering the 2018 SA Mathematics Challenge Grade 4-7 learners are invited to partake in the South African Mathematics Challenge (SAMC) which is taking place in the week of the 07th to 11th of May 2018. This will enable learners to attain the necessary problem solving skills.urn:store:1:news:blog:40http://www.samf.ac.za/(S(00cattn5givpbjbhbngm0j2t)X(1)A(LeiOD4ui0QEkAAAAMzQwNmFkZWEtOWViMS00YWFiLWFkMmMtNDgxNGQ2OGU3ODAwFLAAWlehmKdJvuf_s02cX-gbzRo1))/en/exciting-collaboration-and-resource-platform-for-mathematics-teachersExciting collaboration and resource platform for mathematics teachers A joint initiative between Telkom Foundation, the South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) and the Dr CL Smith Foundation aims to improve the quality of mathematics outcomes by offering professionally developed lesson plans and support for grade 10 teachers. urn:store:1:news:blog:39http://www.samf.ac.za/(S(00cattn5givpbjbhbngm0j2t)X(1)A(LeiOD4ui0QEkAAAAMzQwNmFkZWEtOWViMS00YWFiLWFkMmMtNDgxNGQ2OGU3ODAwFLAAWlehmKdJvuf_s02cX-gbzRo1))/en/enter-the-samo-and-advance-your-mathematical-skillsEnter the SAMO and advance your mathematical skills!Mathematics is a critical subject to unlocking the potential of young people, and indeed to improve South Africa's long-term economic prospects through the acquisition and application of critical skills to drive our competitiveness.urn:store:1:news:blog:38http://www.samf.ac.za/(S(00cattn5givpbjbhbngm0j2t)X(1)A(LeiOD4ui0QEkAAAAMzQwNmFkZWEtOWViMS00YWFiLWFkMmMtNDgxNGQ2OGU3ODAwFLAAWlehmKdJvuf_s02cX-gbzRo1))/en/grade-12-maths-results-addressing-the-challengesGrade 12 Maths results: Addressing the challengesThe Grade 12 results for Mathematics have recently been released. 245103 learners wrote the final examination in comparison with 265810 in 2016 – a decline of more than 20000.urn:store:1:news:blog:37http://www.samf.ac.za/(S(00cattn5givpbjbhbngm0j2t)X(1)A(LeiOD4ui0QEkAAAAMzQwNmFkZWEtOWViMS00YWFiLWFkMmMtNDgxNGQ2OGU3ODAwFLAAWlehmKdJvuf_s02cX-gbzRo1))/en/dynamite-comes-in-small-packagesDynamite comes in small packagesKgaogelo Bopape is an avid mathematics grade 9 learner from Horizon International School in Johannesburg. At age 15 he has made his mark as one of the country’s talented maths stars.urn:store:1:news:blog:36http://www.samf.ac.za/(S(00cattn5givpbjbhbngm0j2t)X(1)A(LeiOD4ui0QEkAAAAMzQwNmFkZWEtOWViMS00YWFiLWFkMmMtNDgxNGQ2OGU3ODAwFLAAWlehmKdJvuf_s02cX-gbzRo1))/en/gauteng-learner-best-junior-of-sa-maths-olympiadGauteng learner best Junior of SA Maths Olympiad Andi Qu is a dynamic learner that is motivated to take risks and gets an adrenaline rush from participating in class discussions which has proven to work in his favour. He plays chess with one less pawn and does his maths problems in pen. Although the Western Cape again walked away with the most of the SAMO national awards, Gauteng has done reasonably well with 10 learners and 3 schools receiving recognition for the performance in the SAMO. A total of 6821 Gauteng learners from 241 schools participated in the 2nd round of the SAMO of which 59 Learners from 40 schools qualified for the Final Round of the SAMO.urn:store:1:news:blog:34http://www.samf.ac.za/(S(00cattn5givpbjbhbngm0j2t)X(1)A(LeiOD4ui0QEkAAAAMzQwNmFkZWEtOWViMS00YWFiLWFkMmMtNDgxNGQ2OGU3ODAwFLAAWlehmKdJvuf_s02cX-gbzRo1))/en/western-province-senior-team-again-crowned-as-winners-of-the-2017-assa-mathematics-team-competitionWestern Province senior team again crowned as winners of the 2017 ASSA Mathematics Team Competition On Saturday, the 9th of September 2017 learners from South Africa and neighbouring countries took part in the ASSA South African Maths Team competition organised by the South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF). Western Province Senior A team and Wits Siyanqoba Junior A team won the competition.
urn:store:1:news:blog:33http://www.samf.ac.za/(S(00cattn5givpbjbhbngm0j2t)X(1)A(LeiOD4ui0QEkAAAAMzQwNmFkZWEtOWViMS00YWFiLWFkMmMtNDgxNGQ2OGU3ODAwFLAAWlehmKdJvuf_s02cX-gbzRo1))/en/national-science-week-takes-a-tour-of-scienceNATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK TAKES A TOUR OF SCIENCENational Science Week (NSW), an annual week-long event coordinated by the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement on behalf of the Department of Science and Technology, is now in its 18th year and will run from 5 to 12 August 2017. urn:store:1:news:blog:32http://www.samf.ac.za/(S(00cattn5givpbjbhbngm0j2t)X(1)A(LeiOD4ui0QEkAAAAMzQwNmFkZWEtOWViMS00YWFiLWFkMmMtNDgxNGQ2OGU3ODAwFLAAWlehmKdJvuf_s02cX-gbzRo1))/en/sa-maths-team-bags-2-medals-in-brazilSA MATHS TEAM BAGS 2 MEDALS IN BRAZILThe national Mathematics team earned two bronze medals to end their campaign ranked 60th out of 111th countries at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.urn:store:1:news:blog:31http://www.samf.ac.za/(S(00cattn5givpbjbhbngm0j2t)X(1)A(LeiOD4ui0QEkAAAAMzQwNmFkZWEtOWViMS00YWFiLWFkMmMtNDgxNGQ2OGU3ODAwFLAAWlehmKdJvuf_s02cX-gbzRo1))/en/bronze-for-south-africa-in-pan-african-mathematics-olympiadBRONZE FOR SOUTH AFRICA IN PAN AFRICAN MATHEMATICS OLYMPIADThis year 46 official contestants from 10 African countries took part in the 25th Pan African Mathematics Olympiad (PAMO) from 1 to 6 July in Rabat, Morocco. The South African team came third overall, behind Morocco and Tunisia with four individual bronze medals.urn:store:1:news:blog:30http://www.samf.ac.za/(S(00cattn5givpbjbhbngm0j2t)X(1)A(LeiOD4ui0QEkAAAAMzQwNmFkZWEtOWViMS00YWFiLWFkMmMtNDgxNGQ2OGU3ODAwFLAAWlehmKdJvuf_s02cX-gbzRo1))/en/meet-emil-van-der-waltMeet Emil van der WaltEmil van der Walt talks to RSG about his selection for the SA team to the 2017 International Maths Olympiad and his passion for maths. According to Emil talent his not enough - he spends approximately 20 hours per week studying mathematics.urn:store:1:news:blog:29http://www.samf.ac.za/(S(00cattn5givpbjbhbngm0j2t)X(1)A(LeiOD4ui0QEkAAAAMzQwNmFkZWEtOWViMS00YWFiLWFkMmMtNDgxNGQ2OGU3ODAwFLAAWlehmKdJvuf_s02cX-gbzRo1))/en/south-african-maths-teams-announcedSouth African Maths Teams Announced Eight learners from the Western Cape feature in the South African Maths teams named by the South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) as their preparations begin to take shape for the 2017 International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) and Pan African Mathematics Olympiad (PAMO).urn:store:1:news:blog:24http://www.samf.ac.za/(S(00cattn5givpbjbhbngm0j2t)X(1)A(LeiOD4ui0QEkAAAAMzQwNmFkZWEtOWViMS00YWFiLWFkMmMtNDgxNGQ2OGU3ODAwFLAAWlehmKdJvuf_s02cX-gbzRo1))/en/a-head-start-to-the-new-academic-yearA head start to the new academic yearWhile other learners will be taking a break from schoolwork 67 determined learners will be attending the annual Mathematical Camp. The camp is hosted by the South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) at the University of Stellenbosch from the 5th till the 9th of December 2016. urn:store:1:news:blog:19http://www.samf.ac.za/(S(00cattn5givpbjbhbngm0j2t)X(1)A(LeiOD4ui0QEkAAAAMzQwNmFkZWEtOWViMS00YWFiLWFkMmMtNDgxNGQ2OGU3ODAwFLAAWlehmKdJvuf_s02cX-gbzRo1))/en/mowzer-brothers-are-doing-remarkably-well-in-mathematicsMowzer brothers are doing remarkably well in Mathematics Mohammed Yaseen Mowzer and Mohammed Taariq Mowzer are brilliant young men who have their minds in the right places. These brothers are maths geniuses and have done exceptionally well in the SA Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO) over the past years. The pair are introverts and are about to make history as great mathematicians. urn:store:1:news:blog:15http://www.samf.ac.za/(S(00cattn5givpbjbhbngm0j2t)X(1)A(LeiOD4ui0QEkAAAAMzQwNmFkZWEtOWViMS00YWFiLWFkMmMtNDgxNGQ2OGU3ODAwFLAAWlehmKdJvuf_s02cX-gbzRo1))/en/who-needs-mathematics-2Who needs Mathematics?
Mathematics, as a science, plays a big role in addressing many problems such as global warming, over-population, starvation, traffic congestion, terrorism and war. In combating and addressing some of these problems, mathematics as the language of modern science generally, can play a big role.
urn:store:1:news:blog:14http://www.samf.ac.za/(S(00cattn5givpbjbhbngm0j2t)X(1)A(LeiOD4ui0QEkAAAAMzQwNmFkZWEtOWViMS00YWFiLWFkMmMtNDgxNGQ2OGU3ODAwFLAAWlehmKdJvuf_s02cX-gbzRo1))/en/last-leg-of-mathematics-olympiad-under-wayLast leg of mathematics Olympiad under wayIt’s all systems go for the 27th of July 2016 when primary and high school learners will be testing their mathematical ability as the final round of the South African Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO) and the South African Mathematics Challenge (SAMC) will be written at designated schools and centres across South Africa.urn:store:1:news:blog:11http://www.samf.ac.za/(S(00cattn5givpbjbhbngm0j2t)X(1)A(LeiOD4ui0QEkAAAAMzQwNmFkZWEtOWViMS00YWFiLWFkMmMtNDgxNGQ2OGU3ODAwFLAAWlehmKdJvuf_s02cX-gbzRo1))/en/international-mathematical-olympiad-team-announcement-2International Mathematical Olympiad team announcementSix South African high school learners have been selected to participate in the 57th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) to be held in Hong Kong from the 6 - 16 July 2016. Last year this prestigious Olympiad took place in Chiang Mai, Thailand.urn:store:1:news:blog:9http://www.samf.ac.za/(S(00cattn5givpbjbhbngm0j2t)X(1)A(LeiOD4ui0QEkAAAAMzQwNmFkZWEtOWViMS00YWFiLWFkMmMtNDgxNGQ2OGU3ODAwFLAAWlehmKdJvuf_s02cX-gbzRo1))/en/south-africa-wins-2016-pan-african-mathematics-olympiadSouth Africa wins 2016 Pan African Mathematics Olympiad This year 45 contestants from 8 African countries took part in the 24th Pan African Mathematics Olympiad (PAMO). The South African team came out with flying colours ending up as winners in both the overall competitions as well as PAMO-G (the competition for girls); Tunisia was 2nd and Côte d’Ivoire third. The girls also took part in the PAMO-G which is an Olympiad for girls that runs concurrently with the PAMO. SangEun Lee not only won the PAMO-G, but also won the overall competition and was crowned the Queen of Mathematics for the second year in a row.