Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest

  • Date: 03/27/2011
Location: 

Calgary, Edmonton, Langley, Montreal, Missisauga, Ottawa, Scarborough, St. John's, Sudbury, Toronto, and Winnipeg

Description: 

The 2011 Math Kangaroo contest, an international contest for students in grades 3-12, will take place on Sunday, March 27, 2011. The main purpose of this competition is to introduce participants to math challenges in an enjoyable way, thus, inspiring their further interest and advancement in mathematics.

 

Overview

Registration includes $15.00 early and $20 late registration fee per student to cover the costs of organizing the event. The dates for earlyand late (if any) registrations are determined by the institutions.

 Contest content is covered in the Province Math Curriculum. Problems require creativity, logical thinking or a different perspective. Here in lies the challenge.

The test can be written in English or in French. Students compete in five grade categories:
Grade 3 and Grade 4
Grade 5 and Grade 6
Grade 7 and Grade 8
Grade 9 and Grade 10
Grade 11 and Grade 12
 

The test consists of 24 multiple-choice questions, arranged in increasing difficulty, to be answered in 60 minutes.

 

Calculators are not permitted. A correct answer for questions 1-8 is worth three points, for questions 9-16 is worth four points, and for questions 17-24 is worth five points.

 

There is a penalty of one point for each incorrect answer. If the question is left unanswered, it is worth 0 points. The maximum score attained is 120 points. To avoid negative scores, each student begins with 24 points.  Hence, the minimum score attainable is 0 points.

 

Free online Kangaroo preparation for grades 3-8 is offered on February 28, 2009.

 

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Each year, several International Summer Camps are organized for national winners of the contest. The locations, dates, duration, age of participants, and availability varies from year to year.

 

For more information about the camps, please visit:
http://pagesperso-orange.fr/kangouroudesmaths/.

The Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest determines and coordinates the participation of the Canadian students.
Usually, the decision is made in May. Unfortunately, at this point we cannot provide financial support. Students invited to participate in the camps are encouraged to seek other sources if needed.

 

Rules for Math Kangaroo awards.

Organizers: 

Canadian Math Kangaroo Organizing Committee:

 

Valeria Pandelieva

Email:
valeria.pandelieva@sympatico.ca

Tel: (613) 792-1742

 

Olga Zaitseva
Email:
oz@math.toronto.edu

Fax: (416) 978-4107

 

Rossitza S. Marinova
Email:
rossitza.marinova@concordia.ab.ca

Tel: (780) 378-8430

Sponsor: 

CMS   IEEE NCS PIMS
ESSO
  Concordia