SA Mathematics Challenge

South African Mathematics Challenge

Welcome to the South African Mathematics Challenge (SAMC) – an extraordinary opportunity to push the boundaries of mathematical thinking. Designed specifically to challenge learners in Grades 4 to 7, SAMC takes a unique approach beyond the conventional curriculum. Registration for 2024 is now closed. The first round took part between 11 and 15 March. The next rounds are on:

22 May - Round 2 (Learners who attain 50% and higher in the first round qualify for the second round.)

12 September - Round 3 (SAMF selects about 400 top-performing learners (100 per grade) from the second round to participate in the third round.)

Key Features: 

  • Unleash the Potential: SAMC is not your typical maths competition. It's designed to push the limits of Grade 4 to 7 learners, encouraging them to explore beyond the confines of the standard curriculum. 
  • Progressive Difficulty: Embark on a thrilling journey across three rounds, each more challenging than the last. SAMC is not just a competition; it's an adventure in mathematical exploration. 

Benefits for Learners: 

  • Strengthening Problem-Solving Skills: Engage learners in a thrilling challenge that goes beyond conventional problem-solving. SAMC's unique approach in Round 1 encourages students to challenge themselves, making problem-solving both enjoyable and team-oriented. 
  • Building Confidence for Future Competitions: Participating in SAMC allows learners to gain confidence in their problem-solving abilities. This newfound confidence becomes a catalyst, inspiring them to actively pursue and excel in future mathematics competitions. 
  • Developing Essential Soft Skills: SAMC not only focuses on mathematical prowess but also nurtures essential soft skills. Learners acquire valuable skills such as time management, effective preparation strategies, and a positive mental attitude towards competitions. 
  • Social Interaction and Networking: Beyond the competition, SAMC provides a social platform for learners to connect with peers from different schools who share similar interests. This fosters a sense of community and allows students to build lasting friendships.

How to Participate: 

  1. Online Participation: The new SAMF Online Exam Portal is
  2. Registration for 2025: Follow our Facebook Page for regular updates.

Contact Us: 

Should you have any questions or require assistance, feel free to contact any of the following SAMC project team members.   

Thabo Ramaboea

Patrick Rasehwete

You can also WhatsApp us at 074 515 7463