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 take place on Thursday, March 19, 2019 at 4:30 and 6:30 PM at Worcester Academy, Walker Hall, 81 Providence St., Worcester
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 30,000 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:
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, and register to “MathAltitude School of Mathematics at Worcester Academy”
4. Choose your session: 4:30 & 6:30
5. The registration fee ($21) is payable online
The deadline to register is December 15th (Late fee charge: Dec 16-Dec 31)
This year our workshops will be held on the following Fridays: January 31, February 7, 14, 28, and March 6, 13 from 6:30-8:00.
Visit our Contest and Workshop Registration Page to register for our Math Kangaroo Workshops.