580 Students to compete in national maths championships


A+Students, the largest maths and mental arithmetic franchise in South Africa who use the abacus as the foundation of their courses, will be hosting their 13th National Championships in Krugersdorp on the 3rd August 2019.

According to Andy Raouna, CEO of A+Students this year’s National Championships will be a keenly contested event with students vying for a place in the South Africa team who will be making their way to Thailand in December to compete against over 20 countries at the PAMA Global Maths and Mental Arithmetic Championships. A+Students have at previous events produced champions and champion of champions and are looking to do so again this year.

The National Championships are the culmination of months of work and practice with students first having to pass grading exams and also compete in Regional Competitions to earn a place at the Nationals. “The level the students achieve is of an international standard, says Raouna, “and South African students who are enrolled with A+Students need not stand back for anyone worldwide when it comes to maths using the abacus and mental arithmetic.”

Over 1200 students participated in the Regional Competitions and the number is growing every year as the franchise expands through South Africa. Parents are seeing the value of exposing their children to quality maths education during their early development years and testimony to this is seeing 580 young students competing simultaneously at a maths competition in South Africa.


The views and opinions in this article are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect those of the Association.

Andy Raouna

For further information contact 011 958 2910 or email info@aplusstudents.co.za