Posted on 09 April 2009
From left to right: David Hatton, Melissa Munnik (coaches), Ellie Olivier (organiser), Maciek Stankiewicz and Phil Labuschagne (coaches)
From 4-9 April 2009 a Mathematical Camp for selected learners was hosted at the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics.
The South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) presents mathematical camps for the training of selected high school learners at several universities. From 4 - 9 April the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at UP hosted such a camp as part of our community engagement.
The 16 learners stayed at the Erika Residence and lectures were given at the department. From the results of this camp the South African team will be selected to participate in the International Mathematics Olympiad
(IMO) in Germany later this year. The camp was also used as a training session for the two selected teams which will participate in the Pan African Mathematics Olympiad (PAMO) next week. Coaches David Hatton and Maciek Stankiewicz will accompany the IMO team and Phil Labuschagne will be responsible for the two PAMO teams. Good luck to all the participants and coaches!