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

Registration for the 2021 Olympiad is open. Download the entry form on https://www.samf.ac.za/en/sa-mathematics-olympiad. Schools can register online on https://www.samf.ac.za/en/online-entry-2021

 

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Registration for the 2021 SAMC is open. Download the entry form on https://www.samf.ac.za/en/sa-mathematics-challenge

 

 

 

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eBook: 1000 Mathematical Olympiad Problems

Prof Pillay compiled A Training Manual for South African Mathematics Olympiads in 2014. This publication has been extensively revised and extended, the new title being 1000 Mathematical Olympiad Problems is the subsequent publication. This 637-page eBook is like its predecessor, is directed to all learners who participate in Mathematics Olympiads, but is nonetheless suitable for all learners who take mathematics at school. Learners and coaches/teachers are provided the wherewithal to select both topics and cognitive levels of their choice. In particular, teachers can teach a lesson which is in the curriculum and select problems for the book which are more challenging than the ones that routinely appear in school textbooks. In this way problem solving skills of all learners would be greatly enhanced. The large number of problems allow for a great deal of flexibility; the cognitive range of the problems (level 2 to level 10) makes them suitable for learners ranging from Grades 7 to Grades 12. Higher level problems cater for Round 2 and Round 3 qualifiers, and even PAMO qualifiers.
R 520,00 incl tax

Hard copy: 1000 Mathematical Olympiad Problems

Prof Pillay compiled A Training Manual for South African Mathematics Olympiads in 2014. This publication has been extensively revised and extended, the new title being 1000 Mathematical Olympiad Problems is the subsequent publication. This 637-page printed version is like its predecessor, is directed to all learners who participate in Mathematics Olympiads, but is nonetheless suitable for all learners who take mathematics at school. Learners and coaches/teachers are provided the wherewithal to select both topics and cognitive levels of their choice. In particular, teachers can teach a lesson which is in the curriculum and select problems for the book which are more challenging than the ones that routinely appear in school textbooks. In this way problem solving skills of all learners would be greatly enhanced. The large number of problems allow for a great deal of flexibility; the cognitive range of the problems (level 2 to level 10) makes them suitable for learners ranging from Grades 7 to Grades 12. Higher level problems cater for Round 2 and Round 3 qualifiers, and even PAMO qualifiers.
R 600,00 incl tax

CD:Enjoying Mathematics 2

The questions and solutions from 2001 to 2012 of the junior level (grades 8-9) of the South African Mathematics Olympiad have been categorised and compiled together to form this book. Learners and teachers can easily navigate from a question to the model answer. The publication is available as a CD.
R 330,00 incl tax

CD: A Training Manual for SA Mathematics Olympiad

The manual is especially useful for those who want to prepare for Round 1 and 2 of the South African Mathematics Olympiad. The book is divided in to three sections: Problems, Lessons and Solutions. An attempt is made in the lessons to cover the theory that is required for the solutions of most of the problems. The solutions are represented in such a way that most of the learners would understand them. The publication is available as a CD.
R 330,00 incl tax
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On Sunday, 14 March 2021, the world will celebrate the second annual International Day of Mathematics (IDM). It is also known as Pi Day - the date, written as 3/14, is like the mathematical constant Pi that is approximately 3.14.
Each year, thousands of primary and high school learners participate in the NESTLÉ NESPRAY South African Mathematics Challenge (SAMC) and the Old Mutual South African Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO). Registration for the two competitions started earlier this month, and the closing date for entries is on 5 March 2021.
In the week starting on 15 March 2021, Grade 4 to 7 learners from Sweet Valley Primary School in the Western Cape will join others from across the country in the first round of the annual NESTLÉ NESPRAY South African Mathematics Challenge (SAMC).
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