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National Science Week

National Science Week (NSW), an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), is a countrywide celebration of science involving various stakeholders and/or role players conducting science-based activities during the week.

National Science Week is run in all nine provinces simultaneously at multiple sites per province. SAASTA has been appointed by the DST as the implementing agency and play the role of the National Project Manager for the National Science Week.

Each year a different theme is chosen and activities are offered around the theme to the target audiences. The theme for 2017 is “Advancing Science Tourism”.

Several activities will hosted from 5 to 12 August 2017.  A complete list of service providers are availabe on http://www.saasta.ac.za/programmes/focus-weeks/national-science-week/

The South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) will be hosting mathematical activities to promote the importance of mathematics. The mathematical activities aim to popularise mathematics, to increase public awareness, understanding and appreciation of mathematics and create an opportunity to share the beauty and importance of mathematics.

Read our blog on the importance of maths - http://www.samf.ac.za/who-needs-mathematics

SAMF programme:

  

DISTRICT WHERE ACTIVITY BEING HELD

VENUE WHERE ACTIVITY IS TAKING PLACE

ACTIVITIES

(Provide a short description of the activity)

TARGET AUDIENCE

TIMESLOT

CONTACT PERSON

EMAIL ADDRESS

PHONE NUMBER

BOOKING REQUIRED

(YES OR NO)

Tshwane Municipality

Pretoria Secondary School

Problem Solving course in Mathematics, Primary And Secondary schools

Primary-Grade 4-7 teachers

Secondary- Grade 8 to 12 teachers

8:30 -15:00

David

012 392 9324

ramabokad@samf.ac.za

Yes

Tshwane Municipality

SANSA Hartebees

Guided tour at the South African National Space Agency (SANSA)

Grade 8-9 learners

9:00-13:00

David

012 392 9324

ramabokad@samf.ac.za

Yes

Tshwane Municipality

University of Pretoria-Mamelodi Campus

  • Mathematics Fun activities- different mathematical games and other activities.
  • Primary Maths Relay for grade.
  • Engineering Activity by Young Engineers-
  • DVD on Careers in Mathematics

Grade 4- 7 learners

12:00 – 16:00

David

012 392 9324

ramabokad@samf.ac.za

Yes

Tshwane Municipality

Soshanguve Mall

Mathematical games

Public

11:00 – 15:00

David

012 392 9324

ramabokad@samf.ac.za

No

Tshwane Municipality

University of Pretoria-Mamelodi Campus

  • Mathematics Fun activities- different mathematical games and other activities.
  • Secondary Maths Relay for
  • Engineering Activity by Young Engineers-
  • DVD on Careers in Mathematics

Grade 8-11 learners

12:00- 1600

David

012 392 9324

ramabokad@samf.ac.za

Yes

Tshwane Municipality

University of Pretoria-Mamelodi Campus

  • Mathematics Fun activities- different mathematical games and other activities.
  • Primary Maths Relay for grade.
  • Engineering Activity by Young Engineers-

DVD on Careers in Mathematics

Grade 4- 7 learners

12:00 – 16:00

David

012 392 9324

ramabokad@samf.ac.za

Yes

Tshwane Municipality

Pretoria Secondary School

Problem Solving course in Mathematics, Primary And Secondary schools

Primary-Grade 4-7 teachers

Secondary- Grade 8 to 12 teachers

8:30 -15:00

David

012 392 9324

ramabokad@samf.ac.za

Yes