SAMF launches new project with the Palanga Training Academy
How do you solve a mathematical problem without understanding the jargon and terms used? Well you cannot, and that is the problem many South African learners are facing. The South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF), in partnership with Palanga Publishing, envisages solving the problem by conducting ‘1 Book 1 Learner’ workshops for teachers and learners. Palanga Publishing’s Training Academy is the service provider for the workshops and supplies the books for this exciting and highly effective project.
Quality passes in mathematics are still a challenge. Learners can boost their maths marks by entering the biggest Olympiad in the country before the 3rd of February 2017. Last year over 85 000 learners from South Africa and other neighbouring countries took part in the SA Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO).
The South African Mathematics Foundation’s Advisory Committee on Mathematics (ACM) has initiated a study to examine how various curriculum changes in the years from 1994 till 2014 affected or influenced Mathematics teaching and learning. The study looked at trends at selected schools in a diverse district in one of the South African provinces.
While 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.
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.
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.
It’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.
Six 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.
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.