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 [email protected]

Patrick Rasehwete [email protected]

You can also WhatsApp us at 074 515 7463