Math Kangaroo, also referred to as International Mathematical Kangaroo or Kangourou sans frontières in French, is a global math competition with over 92 participating countries. Students ranging from grade 1 to grade 12 can participate in this competition. Mathematical Kangaroo primarily tests logical cum analytical skills of students and not just pure knowledge of formulae.

## Math Kangaroo Test Pattern

The duration of test is 90 minutes. The test style for Grades varies significantly. The test has MCQ based questions where each question comprises of five MCQ-based alternatives.

- Grades 1–4 include 24 questions worth 96 points
- Grade 5-12 comprises 30 questions for 120 points.

Students who applied individually can only take the online test. Schools interested in participating in the Mathematical Kangaroo Competition can apply in both offline and online formats.

Candidates who enrolled offline will have the exam administered by the specified contact person at their school.

They will be provided an OMR Sheet to complete their response on. Test-takers may use a blank page for computations during the exam, but they must return it to the proctor upon completion.

## Important Instructions

- Students in pre-Ecolier-1 and pre-Ecolier-2 will take the same test paper but will receive separate rankings.
- This pattern applies to all students of all grades.
- During the test, one point will be deducted for each incorrect answer, with no penalty for skipping a question.
- Pencils, pens, erasers, rulers, and other geometrical instruments are allowed.
- Gadgets such as calculators and smart watches are strictly prohibited.

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## Math Kangaroo Grading Method

### Pre-Ecolier and Ecolier (Grade 1-4)

Grade 1 & 2 is called Pre-Ecolier 1 & 2 and Grade 3 & 4 is called Ecolier 1 & 2. Test duration is 90 minutes and consists of 24 questions, with 8 questions per section and five alternatives for each.

The questions are evenly distributed into three stages of increasing difficulty, each with equal weightage. The points granted are determined on the difficulty level of the questions.

*Easy*: 3 points for each question answered correctly.*Medium*: 4 points for each question answered correctly.*Hard*: 5 points for each question answered correctly.*Maximum Score*: 96 points.

For every incorrect response, one mark will be deducted; however, there is no penalty for skipping a question. The competitors who receive perfect points in the first-round advance to the finals.

### Benjamin, Cadet, Junior and Student (Grade 5 to 12)** **

The test for Benjamin - 1 & 2 (Grades 5 & 6), Cadet - 1 & 2 (Grades 7 & 8), Junior -1 & 2 (Grades 9 & 10), and Student (Grades 11 & 12) is likewise 90 minutes long and consists of 30 questions, with 10 questions per section and five alternatives for each question.

The questions are divided evenly into three levels of increasing complexity. One mark will be removed for each erroneous response, however missing a question will not result in a penalty. Those that score flawlessly in the first round will go to the final round of the tournament. The points granted are determined on the difficulty level of the questions.

*Easy*: 3 points for each question answered correctly.*Medium*: 4 points for each question answered correctly.*Hard*: 5 points for each question answered correctly.*Maximum Score*: 120 points.

## Math Kangaroo Test Curriculum

### Pre Ecolier (Grade 1-2)

- Simple arithmetic operations with 1-digit and 2-digit numbers
- Distinguishing simple figures
- Time, clock, number of days in a week
- number of months in a year

### Ecolier (Grade 3 & 4)

- Simple arithmetic operations with 1,2,3 and 4-digit numbers
- Recognizing geometric figures
- A magic square with a sum of 15
- Time, clock, number of days in a week, number of months in a year
- Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and intersection of sets
- Perimeter and area of a square and a rectangle

### Benjamin (Grade 5-6)

- Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
- Magic squares
- Fractions and decimals
- Clocks, calendars
- The perimeter of a polygon, area of a rectangle and a triangle
- Mathematical logic
- Lines and rays on a surface
- A cube, a rectangular solid, acute, right, and obtuse angles

### Cadet (Grade 7-8)

- Operations on rational numbers
- Powers of natural numbers
- Angles: acute, right, and obtuse
- Equations, inequalities and systems of linear equations
- Area of a rectangle, a triangle and a circle
- Lines and rays on a surface
- Volume and surface area of geometric figures
- Supplementary angles, sum of angles in a triangle and in a quadrilateral
- Mathematical logic

### Junior (Grade 9-10)

- Operations on real numbers
- Functions, polynomials, equations, inequalities
- Sequences of numbers
- Elements of combinatorics
- Synthetic & analytic plane geometry

### Student (Grade 11 -12)

- Simple arithmetic operations with 1,2,3 and 4-digit numbers
- Operations on real numbers
- Functions, polynomials, equations, inequalities.
- Sequences of numbers
- Elements of combinatorics
- Synthetic & analytic plane geometry

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## Medals and Recognition Certificate

1. Students who secure merit score are awarded gold, silver and bronze medals based on their performance in the Math Kangaroo competition.

- First top 5% of competitors will be awarded gold medals, the next top 10% with silver medal and the following top 10% of competitors will be awarded bronze medals.
- In addition, all medalists will get commendation certificates to recognize their efforts. Participants who do not win a medal will be given a participation or appreciation certificate to recognize their efforts and devotion.

2. Only an e-certificate will be given for appreciation and participation.

3. Students who received a perfect score in the first round will advance to the competition's final round. Those who score more than 95% in the final round will earn a Perfect Score Award, a Gold Medal, and a $100 cash award.

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