Founded in 1991 in France, the Mathematical Kangaroo was based on an Australian Model of a national competition. Its purpose was to provide students with cross-cultural math fun and knowledge. It originated in France and quickly spread across Europe and the world. In 2019, over 6 million students from grade 1 to grade 12, from over 85 countries around the world, participated in the contest.
Math Kangaroo first came to Canada in 2001 and was hosted in Ottawa. As of 2019 it is hosted in over 55 locations across Canada and continues to grow!
The Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest (CMKC) is a nationally registered not-for-profit organization and is almost completely volunteer-run.
St. Peter's College will be one of five Saskatchewan sites to host the competition in 2020. It will be held on March 22nd at 10:00 am in Rm. 206.
Math Kangaroo is open to students in Grades 1 to 12.
The test for grades 1 to 2 consists of 18 multiple-choice questions, arranged in increasing difficulty, to be answered in 45 minutes.
The test for grades 3 and 4 consists of 24 multiple-choice questions, arranged in increasing difficulty, to be answered in 60 minutes.
The test for grades 5 to 12 consists of 30 multiple-choice questions, arranged increasing difficulty, to be answered in 75 minutes.
The problems are divided into three groups, A, B, and C, by the level of challenge. Each group consists of 6, 8, or 10 problems (grade dependent).
A correct answer for a group A problem is worth 3 points, for a group B problem is worth 4 points, and for a group C problem is worth 5 points.
There is a penalty of 1 point for each incorrect answer. If the question is left unanswered, it is worth 0 points. The maximum score attained in 90, 120 or 150 points. To avoid negative scores, each student begins with 18, 24, or 30 points. Hence, the minimum score attainable is 0 points.
Contest ranking is done per school grade!
$17 per participant until Feb 23 (early-bird pricing).
$25 per participant after Feb 23 (regular pricing).
Registration ends March 1st.
There are a number of fee waivers available, with an application deadline of Feb 15.
If you still require assistance, you can contact student services at WashkowskyM@stpeters.sk.ca or through phone at 306.682.7870