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The South African Mathematics Olympiad for Grades 8 to 12 learners is the biggest Olympiad in the country,    Read more....

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The South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF), a non profit company, was founded in 2004 by the Association for Mathematics Education of South Africa (AMESA) and the South African Mathematical Society (SAMS)

SAMF’s vision is to play a leading role in expanding the base of mathematics excellence in South Africa by contributing towards professional development of mathematics educators, promoting the advancement of mathematics through creating awareness of and developing skills in mathematics, research, advocacy and identifying and nurturing of mathematically talented youth towards an innovative landscape in South Africa for science, business, finance and engineering.


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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.
Top mathematics boffins honoured -Sunday, 15 September 2019
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).
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2019 NSW: Maths Puzzle 5

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2019 NSW: Maths Puzzle 4

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2019 NSW: Maths Puzzle 3

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2019 NSW: Maths Puzzle 2

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