Organisation : South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF)
Olympiad Names : SA Mathematics Olympiad, SA Mathematics Challenge, SA Tertiary Olympiad, Pan African Mathematics Olympiad, International Mathematical Olympiad, SA Mathematics Team Competition
Announcement : Download Past Question Papers
Website : https://www.samf.ac.za/en/
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What is SAMF?
South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) is a non-profit company with Public Benefit Status. The office is powered by a superb team of professionals who work co-operatively with government, schools and other stakeholders in order to improve mathematics education in South Africa. Project Managers are well qualified with a background in mathematics education.
** South African Mathematics Olympiad
** South African Mathematics Challenge
** South African Tertiary Olympiad
** Pan African Mathematics Olympiad
** International Mathematical Olympiad
** South African Mathematics Team Competition
How To Download SAMF Olympiads Past Question Papers?
In order to access SAMF Olympiad past papers:
1.Register as a user on www.samf.ac.za. Complete all the required fields:Make a note of your password –I forget mine at least once a term.
2.After registration, ensure that you LOG IN. It could be good to first refresh the page.Type in your e-mail and password, then click on LOG IN:If you are logged in, your e-mail should appear at the top right corner:
3.Go to ‘Programmes’ tab at the top (hover over it)
4.Under ‘Learner Development’ on the drop-down menu, click on ‘SA Maths Olympiad’
5.On the left-handbar, scroll down and click on ‘Question papers’
6.All the Question papers since 1997 are available.
SA Mathematics Olympiad:
The South African Mathematics Olympiad is the biggest Olympiad in the country. Almost 100 000 learners participated in the 2017 Olympiad. The first round is written in March. The junior division consists of separate papers for grades 8 and 9 and the senior division of one paper for grades 10 to 12. Each paper consists of 20 questions with multiple-choice answers and learners have one hour to complete the paper. Each school is provided with the solutions. For this round, the teachers mark the papers.
SA Mathematics Challenge:
In 1977 Mona Leeuwenburg initiated, organised and ran a “mini-mathematics” competition for Grade 7 learners in the Cape Peninsula. It proved to be popular with both learners and teachers and became an annual event. At present approximately 80 000 learners from 1 000 schools countrywide annually participate the SAMC. The competition is endorsed by the Department of Basic Education.
South African Tertiary Mathematics Olympiad:
The SATMO is an individual competition, the question paper comprises 20 relatively short “give the answer only” questions, to be solved in two hours.
Pan African Mathematics Olympiad (PAMO):
PAMO is an annual event organised by the African Mathematical Union (AMU). The objective is to encourage talent and exchange information on curricula and teaching methods in mathematics across the African continent. Participation in PAMO is by invitation only and the official languages are French and English. Each country is entitled to send a team consisting of a team leader that is a mathematics teacher at a secondary or tertiary level, and four pupils younger than twenty (20) years old.
International Mathematical Olympiad:
The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the World Championship Mathematics Competition for high school students. The first IMO was held in 1959, hosted by Romania, with seven countries participating: Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, Czechoslovakia, East Germany and the USSR. The number of participating countries has increased to more than a 100 countries from all continents. Countries take turns to organise the IMO.
SA Mathematics Team Competition:
The ASSA South African Mathematics Team Competition (previously known as the Inter Provincial Mathematics Olympiad) has been a regular event since 1990. A province, district or region does not coincide with any official nine provinces of the country and neighbouring countries are also welcome to participate. Individual papers are marked at once by the Organisers and scores are entered online on the SAMF website.
South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF)
Private Bag X173
Tel: +(0)27 012 392 9372
General queries: info [AT] samf.ac.za