This Saturday, the 14th of March 2020 is a worldwide celebration of the International Day of Mathematics (IDM). This year’s theme “Mathematics is everywhere” aims to celebrate the beauty and importance of mathematics and its essential role in everyday life. The IDM was proclaimed by UNESCO at their General Conference in 2019 and is led by the International Mathematical Union (IMU) with the support of 800 international and regional organisations from all over the world hosting events.
Old Mutual Limited has partnered with the South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) as headline sponsor for the South African Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO), a national competition for Grade 8 - 12 learners.
Saturday, 12 October 2019, was a day of pride and joy as parents/guardians and teachers gathered at Montecasino’s Ballroom to celebrate the exceptional brain power of their bundles of joy at the NESTLÉ NESPRAY South African Mathematics Challenge Awards. The Ballroom was a buzz with activity as 22 top young mathematicians were awarded the highest honours. The event was the culmination of a robust mathematics season which saw almost 83 000 students participating from over 1000 schools that entered the Challenge this year. Top students from both junior and senior divisions got to walk away with the coveted award and title of the NESTLÉ NESPRAY South African Mathematics Challenge winners and runners-up which included a prestigious certificate, a medal and a cash prize.
After months of fun and exciting mathematics tests for learners in Grades 4- 7, the NESTLÉ NESPRAY South African Mathematics Challenge is proud to announce the 2019 national medallists who are in the running to be crowned the overall winner. The fledgling mathematicians were among over 80 000 participants from across the country who were competing to claim the coveted Gold Medal.
Aaron Naidu (Eden College) and Emmanuel Rassou (South African College High School) were honoured for their performance in the South African Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO). The 2 learners beat more than 91 000 learners nationwide to be crowned as the overall winners of the South African Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO).
Siyanqoba Wits Senior Team A team retained their ASSA Mathematics Team Competition crown on Saturday the 7th of September. The Siyanqoba Wits Junior Team A won the competition for the first time this year. 102 teams from 25 centres participated in the competition organised by the South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF).
The South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) hosted mathematical activities during the 20th National Science Week (NSW) to share the beauty and importance of mathematics at Mams Mall in Mamelodi, Pretoria. The NSW is an annual week-long event coordinated by the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) on behalf of the Department of Science and Technology (DST).
South Africa moves up in rankings at International Mathematical Olympiad
South Africa won four bronze medals at the 60th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) and is ranked 46th out of 112 countries. The United Kingdom hosted the world’s brightest mathletes from the 10th till the 22nd of July 2019.
The University of Pretoria (UP) in association with the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (IGPME), is hosting an international conference themed Improving Access to the Power of Mathematics (PME 43), from 7 -12 July 2019 at UP’s Groenkloof Campus.
NESTLÉ NESPRAY brought together stakeholders in education and nutrition sectors both private and public in a panel discussion to discuss solutions aimed at boosting learner’s mathematics performance of primary school learners in the intermediate phase in South Africa. At the event they launched the NESTLÉ NESPRAY South African Mathematics Challenge, an annual competition for primary school learners organised by the South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF).