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. According to the organizers, the key competence tested by Mathematical Kangaroo is logical cum analytical skills and not just pure knowledge of formulae.

## Math Kangaroo Test Pattern

The test lasts 90 minutes. The test style for Grades 5-12 comprises 30 questions for 120 points, while Grades 1–4 include 24 questions worth 96 points. Each question has five MCQ-based alternatives.

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.

Students in Pre-Ecolier-1 and Pre-Ecolier-2 will take the same test paper but will receive separate rankings. This also applies to students in Ecolier-1 & 2, Benjamin-1 & 2, Cadet-1 & 2, Junior-1 & 2, and Student-1 & 2. 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)

The test for Pre-Ecolier 1 & 2 (Grade 1 & 2) and Ecolier 1 & 2 (Grade 3 & 4) is 90 minutes long 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. One mark will be removed for each erroneous response, however missing a question will not result in a penalty. Those who get flawless scores in the first round will progress to the competition's final round. 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.

### 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

The Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals will be awarded to participants based on their performance in the Math Kangaroo competition. The top 5% of entrants will get gold medals, with the next top 10% receiving silver medals. The following top ten percent of participants will get 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.

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

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