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The 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).
Western 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).
Romania 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.
South 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).
Six 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.
The 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.
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.
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.
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.
The 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.