Entries for the South African Mathematics Challenge (SAMC) for grade 4-7 learners are open.
Teachers can start building solid mathematical foundations by entering as many learners as possible.
Professor Johann Engelbrecht, Executive Director at the South African Mathematics Foundation, says the competition is an exciting challenge.
Mathematics is nothing to be scared of, he says.
It's a wonderful, wonderful subject and becoming increasingly important and widely used. Everybody really needs mathematics and everybody should enjoy mathematics.— Professor Johann Engelbrecht, Executive Director, South African Mathematics Foundation
Engelbrecht says mathematics should be used to encourage out of the box thinking.
You have to learn to play the piano without hearing the sound.— Professor Johann Engelbrecht, Executive Director, South African Mathematics Foundation
Engelbrecht encourages all young pupils to participate in the challenges.
Schools can enter their learners by registering on the South African Mathematics Foundation website.
The first round will be written the week of the 8th till the 12th of May 2017 and the closing date for entries is on the 21st of April.
For more information on the mathematics challenges listen to the audio: