Siyanqoba Regional Olympiad Training Programme

Overview

The Siyanqoba Regional Olympiad Training Programme provides bi-weekly Olympiad training at different centers throughout the country. The programme is offered free of charge to talented high school learners who show a ability and interest in mathematics. The programme concentrates on developing problem solving skills, unlike the regular school curricular where the focus is more on solving routine type questions.

Entry requirements

The programme is offered free of charge to talented high school students throughout the country who show ability and interest in mathematics.

Host

The Siyanqoba Regional Olympiad Training Programme is organised by the South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) in partnership with various universities across the country.

Benefits

Learners will develop problem-solving skills, which will enable them to solve those non-routine type questions that are required from top achievers.

Target

Grade 7 – 12 learners.

How it works

Talented learners are identified through the SAMO and other SAMF programmes and are invited to attend classes at different centres across the country.

Cost

The programme is sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology and is free of charge.

Awards

Learners improve their chances to qualify for the second round or final round of the SA Maths Olympiad, are eligible for selection for the ASSA Mathematics Team Competition and Olympiad camps during the school holidays. The top learners per centre receive prizes at the SAMF provincial ceremonies.

Timelines

The programme is open throughout the whole year.