Math Kangaroo USA
Since 2013 students from Worcester and surrounding towns can participate in the Annual International Mathematics Competition - Math Kangaroo. MathAltitude School of Mathematics is the only official Math Kangaroo center in Worcester.
The next Annual International Math Kangaroo Competition will be administered ONLINE and IN-PERSON on Thursday, March 21, 2024.
In-Person: 4:00, 5:45, 7:30 P.M. at MathAltitude School of Mathematics, 35 Harvard Street, Worcester.
Online: 7:30 P.M. by invitation only (contact our office for invitation code)
What is Math Kangaroo?
Math Kangaroo competition originated in Australia and became very popular in France in late 1990s. Today it is held in 52 countries and more than 6 million students participate, including 36,000 in the United States.
Students of all ages (7-18) in in six different age categories, will take part in 75 minutes test, solving 24 (grades 1-4) or 30 (grades 5-12) multiple-choice questions.
The contest is designed to promote excitement, enthusiasm and positive attitudes towards mathematics and to stimulate interest in continuing the study of mathematics beyond the required minimum.
“Math fun and prizes for all participants” (from MK website): each participant receives a t-shirt, a certificate and a small gift on the test day.
Top awards include international summer camps and college grants.
A child does not need to be a MathAltitude student to participate. We invite our students and all their friends to challenge their mathematical curiosity with this contest. While there are a fair number of math contests available for high school students, there are not that many held for elementary and middle school students. Math Kangaroo is a first great step for your child to discover a love for mathematics competition.
Steps to register for the competition (registration is open from September 15th until December 15th):
1. Go to: https://mathkangaroo.oasis-lms.com/Public/Catalog/Home.aspx
2. Log in with your login and password or establish your user account if you are new
3. Click on the tab Catalog, browse the centers by State, choose Massachusetts and register to “MathAltitude School of Mathematics”
4. Choose your session
5. The registration fee ($21) is payable online
The deadline to register is December 15th (Late fee charge: Dec 16-Dec 31)
Our online workshops to prepare for Math Kangaroo:
This year our workshops will be held online and in-person at 6:30 pm on the following Fridays:
February 2, 9, 16, March 1, 8, 15
Students, not enrolled in math classes at MathAltitude, should register for NLMC competition and workshops on our website. MathAltitude students should register for the contest and pay for the workshops in the office.
Workshops fee: $30 per each of 6 90-min classes - for not enrolled in MathAltitude students. Discounts are provided for MathAltitude students - please ask in the office.