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The Matific Maths Olympiad

A fun-filled online mathematics competition for primary school children (4-12 years). Millions of students from over 20 countries participate in The Matific Olympiad every year.

  • Create a love of maths

  • Reduce learning loss

  • Reduce maths anxiety

  • Boost maths outcomes

  • Registration

    20 May - 28 July

  • Competition

    29 Jul- 2 Aug

  • Winners

    16 Aug


Will your school be the Matific Olympiad Champion?

Top 3 scoring schools will get the prize and all students will receive a certificate and coins based on their achievement in the competition.

  • First place

    R15 000

    Gold medal

  • Second place

    R7 500

    Silver medal

  • Third place

    R4 000

    Bronze medal

Exciting prizes up for grabs!

Schools can win prizes worth R26 500
Teachers can win R1000 Takealot vouchers
Students can win R200 Takealot vouchers

  • Stars collected
  • Certificate catagory
  • 100%
  • Ruby
  • 80 - 99.99%
  • Platinum
  • 50 - 79.99%
  • Gold
  • 20 - 49.99%
  • Silver
  • <20%
  • Bronze

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Frequently Asked Questions

About the Competition

What is the Matific Maths Olympiad?

A fun-filled online mathematics competition for primary school children (4-12 years). Millions of students from over 20 countries participate in The Matific Olympiad every year.

Just another Maths Olympiad?

The Matific Maths Olympiad in South Africa is a 5 day-long competition that aims to encourage participation, not excellence, ignite love of learning, and build long-lasting habits.
For teachers and educators - it aims to provide actionable data and insights into learning gaps, areas of excellence and boost maths outcomes.

Important Dates

Registration: 20 May- 28 Jul
Competition: 29 Jul- 2 Aug


How to register?

Visit matific.com/matific-olympiad to register your school / class / child for the competition, or write to us at southafrica@matific.com
How do I add my students / child?

  • Schools: After you submit the registration form, a Matific representative will get in touch with you to help set up your students and teachers account
  • Teacher: After registering for the competition:
  • Login to your teacher account
  • Go to Class Management
  • Select your preferred option to upload your class list

Need help?
Email us at support@matific.com and our team will be happy to help you set up your class.
Parent: Visit matific.com/olympiad, go to the registration section, select Parent and follow the prompts.
Who can register?

The registration is open for Schools, Teachers, and Parents.

Is there a registration fee for the competition?

Registration to the competition is free.

Post Registration

When will we receive the Matific login details for students and teachers?

Once school registration is complete, a Matific representative will email you the login details for all your students and teachers.

Can students and teachers use their login details to access Matific before the competition?

Teachers and students will have full access to Matific from the day their account is created until shortly after the competition ends.

Is there anything students need to do before they start the competition?

  • Existing Matific students: No action is needed; they can log in and continue practicing before the competition starts.

  • New Matific students: When logging in for the first time, students will see the Placement Test upon accessing Adventure Island. Encourage your students to complete this 20-minute test before the competition. It helps determine their learning level and sets the best learning path and activities for them in Adventure Island.

All students will encounter the Placement Test (also known as Pilot Training) when they access Adventure Island for the first time.

Do you have any posters I can use in my school / class to promote the competition?

Yes. Download them here


Competition overview for students

Students can log in to their Matific account, go to the Adventure Island, Arena or Assigned Work and start completing activities. Note that Training Zone will be locked during the competition.
Each activity can add a maximum of 5 stars.
There’s no limit to the no. of times an activity can be attempted, but only the attempt which gets maximum stars will be added to the competition total.
During the competition period, students can log in and log out as many times as they need, at any time.
Each student has a target of 250 stars to collect by the end of the competition.

Training Zone will be locked during the competition

Where can I see my class / student rank and score?

Teachers can log in to their Matific dashboard and view the status and scores of their students in the competition.
During the competition, the teacher will be able to see Student and Class leaderboard
You can also visit matific.com/olympiad-leaderboard - our public leaderboard to view top 100 schools in the competition

Do iPads and Tablets work with The Matific Maths Olympiad?

Yes, many schools will be competing using these devices. Just ensure you have the latest version of the app installed. You can download it from the Google Play Store or the App Store.

Prizes and Certificate


Top 3 Schools First place: Gold medal
R 15,000

Second place: Silver medal
R 7,500

Third place: Bronze medal
R 4,000


The top 3 teachers nationally will each receive R1000.


All students get certificates. Top 3 students from each grade win ZAR 200 each*

How will students get their certificates?

When the competition ends, students are rewarded a certificate based on their achievement during the competition. They can download it from their student portal.

Stars and Ranks


How is School's rank calculated?
The ranking is determined by the achievements of a school's students in reaching their target goal.
Each student aims to achieve 250 stars.
We calculate the stars earned by active students divided by the goal of those students (or 70% of students, whichever is higher).
In tie-breaking situations, we look at the accuracy of participants.

What is the target goal for my school?
  • If active students in your school < 70% of your TOTAL students, then Total Target Stars = 70% of TOTAL students in school * individual student target goal
  • If active students in your school >= 70% of your TOTAL students, then Total Target Stars = No. of active students * individual student target goal

Who is considered an Active Student?

Student is considered as an “Active” student when they play at least 1 activity during the competition.

Qualifying Criteria for Schools to be listed on the public leaderboard and win

School must have at least 50 number of active students* during the competition

What is Average Accuracy?
What is Achievement to Date?
It's the total stars achieved by the school compared to the target stars for the school. E.g. School target = 600 (achivement target of each student) * 100 (no. of students) * 50% = 30,000
School current total stars = 15,000 so, the Achivement to Date will be 50% Students

National level: There’s no rank for class or students, instead we have percentile. Percentile calculation logic is the same as the one used for schools.
School level: Teachers can view top 100 schools on the Public Leaderboard and their class and students rank at their own school and class level in the teacher dashboard.

Where can I see my child’s rank?

You can only see your child’s percentile and not rank
Students registered through school: Set up your free parent account here www.matific.com/za/en-za/parents/sign-up. Once your set-up is complete, you will be able to view your child’s percentile and stars earned in your parent dashboard

How do I get my stars counted if I play offline?

If you play Matific in an offline mode, please ensure to connect your device to the internet and log in to your account before the Competition ends. This is to make sure that your scores accumulated in the offline mode will be counted towards the Competition. Any scores submitted after the competition ends will not be counted towards determining the winners.

Is the Matific Maths Olympiad compliant with student data privacy regulations?

Yes. Ensuring the safety and security of sensitive data is amongst our highest priorities.
Please click here for further information about our privacy and data security.

What are the Matific Olympiad Terms & Conditions?

Click here to read the Terms & Conditions
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