Maths problems written in test format individually
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.
Learner’s critical thinking ability is improved and the discovery and validation of problem-solving methods are developed through the SAMO questions.
For more information visit the official site at http://www.samf.ac.za
Very competitive as a result of the endorsements and the backing of the Maths Foundation
There are prizes up for grabs for learners and schools such as a Gold medal, R 15 000 and an iPad for the senior overall winner. The junior overall winner walks away with a Gold medal, R 7 500 and an iPad.
More cash prizes
Between R20 and R29 per learner for South African entrants. Quintile 1, 2 schools can enter up to 100 learners free of charge
Good Maths skills
Prep time for the competition
Grade 8 to 12 mathematics educators enter for the Olympiad on behalf of the learners by submitting a completed entry form that can be downloaded from www.samf.ac.za to firstname.lastname@example.org along with proof of payment.