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Upskilling of mathematics teachers underway -Tuesday, 15 September 2020
The South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) in partnership with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Schools Enrichment Centre (AIMSSEC) is happy to announce that its Mathematics Teacher Online Training course finally kicked off on 17 August after COVID-19 delayed the original starting date.
The South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) is happy to announce that its two main mathematics enrichment programmes for primary and secondary learners are back on track after a postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Six young South African mathematicians will be representing the country at the 61st International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) later this month. They are Kgaogelo Bopape (Grade 12) from Horizon International School in Gauteng, Kerry Porrill (Grade 11) from Cannons Creek Independent School in the Western Cape, Andi Qu (Grade 12) from St John's College in Gauteng, Emmanuel Rassou (Grade 10) from South African College Schools in the Western Cape, Juliette Roux (Grade 10) from Herchel Girls' High School in the Western Cape, and Jean Weight (Grade 12) from Curro Hermanus in the Western Cape.
On Saturday, 22 August 205 tertiary students from eight Universities participated in the annual South African Tertiary Mathematics Olympiad (SATMO) that is sponsored by the Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA). The overall winner is Ralph McDougall from the University of Stellenbosch followed by Aaron Naidu from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Both Ralph, an electrical and electronic engineering student and Aaron, who is studying data science, are past winners of the South African Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO) in 2018 and 2019 respectively.
This Saturday, the 14th of March 2020 is a worldwide celebration of the International Day of Mathematics (IDM). This year’s theme “Mathematics is everywhere” aims to celebrate the beauty and importance of mathematics and its essential role in everyday life. The IDM was proclaimed by UNESCO at their General Conference in 2019 and is led by the International Mathematical Union (IMU) with the support of 800 international and regional organisations from all over the world hosting events.
Old Mutual Limited has partnered with the South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) as headline sponsor for the South African Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO), a national competition for Grade 8 - 12 learners.
Saturday, 12 October 2019, was a day of pride and joy as parents/guardians and teachers gathered at Montecasino’s Ballroom to celebrate the exceptional brain power of their bundles of joy at the NESTLÉ NESPRAY South African Mathematics Challenge Awards. The Ballroom was a buzz with activity as 22 top young mathematicians were awarded the highest honours. The event was the culmination of a robust mathematics season which saw almost 83 000 students participating from over 1000 schools that entered the Challenge this year. Top students from both junior and senior divisions got to walk away with the coveted award and title of the NESTLÉ NESPRAY South African Mathematics Challenge winners and runners-up which included a prestigious certificate, a medal and a cash prize.
After months of fun and exciting mathematics tests for learners in Grades 4- 7, the NESTLÉ NESPRAY South African Mathematics Challenge is proud to announce the 2019 national medallists who are in the running to be crowned the overall winner. The fledgling mathematicians were among over 80 000 participants from across the country who were competing to claim the coveted Gold Medal.
Top mathematics boffins honoured -Sunday, 15 September 2019
Aaron Naidu (Eden College) and Emmanuel Rassou (South African College High School) were honoured for their performance in the South African Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO). The 2 learners beat more than 91 000 learners nationwide to be crowned as the overall winners of the South African Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO).
Siyanqoba Wits Senior Team A team retained their ASSA Mathematics Team Competition crown on Saturday the 7th of September. The Siyanqoba Wits Junior Team A won the competition for the first time this year. 102 teams from 25 centres participated in the competition organised by the South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF).