Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest Workshop

  • Start Date: 11/26/2010
  • End Date: 11/28/2010

BIRS, Banff


The workshop is intended to mathematicians who are contest coordinators
or who are interested in joining us. The objectives are to share
experiences and have discussions on:


- organizing training sessions in all participating cities as well as
prepare and comment training material;


- running math clubs and groups: to this moment, only few centers such
as Edmonton and Toronto are running math clubs at a regular basis. We
would like to talk about this important activity as well as discuss math
clubs schedule and contents;


- enhancement of the Canadian Math Kangaroo Website, in particular the
administrator's system, as well as its maintenance: we need to hear the
opinion of the local administrators who are using the system in order to
decide what to improve;


- financial matters: how to financially support our activities;


- organizational matters: pre-contest activities, contest day,
post-contest activities;


- expanding the competition locally and nationally;


- informing the community about our program by hosting workshops and
seminars for teachers and educators;
- get together national and local coordinators as well as meet new
coordinators and help them in the organization of the contest in their


- sending Canadian winners in Europe to participate in math camps and
organize math camps in Canada for winners from Canada and other
countries (USA, Mexico, France, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, and others);


- others: a small team of three participants needs to coordinate the
questions for the 2011 Math Kangaroo contest. For this purpose, we would
like to extend their stay in BIRS with an additional day, either before
or after the workshop.


In order to achieve our objectives, the workshop will consist of three
sessions, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. The
participants who have been involved in the organization of the Math
Kangaroo contest will share their experience with others. These
presentations will be followed by discussions. New coordinators will be
able to learn how to run the Math Kangaroo contest and related
activities. Those coordinators, who were previously involved, will share
experiences and ideas.

Abstracts / Downloads / Reports: 

Rossitza Marinova (Concordia University College of Alberta)
Valeria Pandelieva (Statistics Canada)
Olga Zaitseva-Ivrii (University of Toronto)

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