The purpose of this competition is to introduce youngsters from grade 1 to grade 12 to math challenges in a fun and enjoyable way, thus inspiring their further interest and advancement in mathematics.
The competition is held yearly in more than 40 Canadian cities, with the contest in Ottawa being held at Carleton University.
Students may choose to participate in English or in French.
Contest content is covered in the Province Math Curriculum. Problems require creativity, logical thinking or a different perspective. Here in lies the challenge.
Students participate in six categories:
Grade 1 and Grade 2;
Grade 3 and Grade 4;
Grade 5 and Grade 6;
Grade 7 and Grade 8;
Grade 9 and Grade 10;
Grade 11 and Grade 12;
The test for grades 1-2 consists of 18 multiple-choice questions, arranged in increasing difficulty, to be answered in 45 minutes. The test for grades 3-4 consists of 24 multiple-choice questions, arranged in increasing difficulty, to be answered in 60 minutes. The test for grades 5-12 consists of 30 multiple-choice questions, arranged in increasing difficulty, to be answered in 75 minutes.
Calculators are not permitted.
Register online at https://kangaroo.math.ca/index.php?kn_mod=registration by March 12, 2017.