On 19 April 2022, the South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) commences its first-ever fully online training programme for primary school teachers. 399 Teachers will attend this, the first of two Primary Teacher Mathematics Problem-Solving courses this year.
On 14 March 2022, the world celebrated the International Day of Mathematics (IDM). The day is already celebrated in many countries as Pi Day because people write the date as 3/14, and the mathematical constant Pi is approximately 3.14. The International Mathematical Union (IMU) leads the International Day of Mathematics. Numerous international and regional organisations worldwide support the initiative.
The South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) partnered with Standard Bank for a brand-new intake of teachers in one of its teacher empowerment programmes that launches on Saturday, 19 February 2022.
On 11 February 2022, the world celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and UN-Women, declared the Day in collaboration with institutions and civil society partners aiming to advance women and girls in science. This Day is an occasion to encourage full and equal admittance to and participation in science for women and girls.
The South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) is hosting a Mathematics Talent Search for learners between Grades 7 and 12. The Talent Search is a project in partnership with MyTutor.chat, a free online mathematics tutoring application.
A NEEDU report, Teaching and Learning in Rural Primary Schools (2013), suggests that “only 41% of monograde and 50% of multigrade (rural) schools issued mathematics textbooks to all learners.”
The South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) is delighted to announce its collaboration with MyTutor.chat (https://mytutor.chat), a new and exciting browser-based app for mathematics education.
The South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) announced last week that teachers nationwide can now register their learners for the country's two best-known mathematics competitions. For the first time in the Foundation’s history, both competitions have full digital capabilities for the registration and payment processes and the first-round papers.
On 14 January 2022, global communities will celebrate World Logic Day. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared the day in partnership with the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPSH). This global day of observance aims to bring the intellectual history, conceptual significance and practical implications of logic to the attention of interdisciplinary science communities and the broader public.
The South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) announced its 2022 mathematics programmes earlier this week. The programmes offer learner development and teacher enrichment for all primary and high schools nationwide. Programme sponsors include Old Mutual, NESTLÉ NESPRAY, the South African Institute for Chartered Accounting (SAICA) and the Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA).