Siyanqoba Regional Olympiad Training Programme

The Siyanqoba Regional Olympiad Training Programme is a mathematics olympiad training programme that is sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology and organised nationally by the South African Mathematics Foundation.  The programme has regional centres across South Africa.  The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Pretoria is one of the regional centres for the Pretoria region.  The other regional centres in Gauteng are the Tshwane University of Technology (contact Dr Maggie Aphane at [email protected]) and the University of the Witwatersrand (contact Dr Belinda Huntley at [email protected], or Dr Jonathan Kariv at [email protected] or 071-645-8828).

The programme is targeted at mathematically talented learners who have an interest in mathematics.  It is not a remedial programme and is not intended for learners who struggle with mathematics and seek extra instruction on school work.

Classes are presented, free of charge, to junior learners (Grades 8 and 9) and senior learners (Grades 10 to 12) at the Hatfield Campus of the University of Pretoria.  Learners are taught mathematics olympiad problem solving techniques by coaches who themselves have a strong background in mathematics olympiads.  A selection test must first be passed to be admitted to the programme.

Classes take place on Wednesday evenings from 17:30 to 19:00 on the following dates:

  • 5 February
  • 12 February
  • 19 February
  • 26 February
  • 4 March
  • 18 March
  • 1 April
  • 15 April
  • 6 May
  • 15 July
  • 5 August
  • 19 August
  • 26 August
  • 2 September

Please contact Dr Ruaan Kellerman at [email protected] or on (012) 420 2572 for more information.

- Author Ruaan Kellerman
Published by Ruaan Kellerman

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