Kangaroo Mathematics Competition is an international competition, in which 87 countries all over the world participate. This competition interested in focusing on the logical constructions of mathematics and building applied skills rather than knowing mathematical formulas and equations. This competition aims to help the transition from theories to practice.
The competition was introduced in 1980 in Australia by mathematics teacher Peter Hallron; it succeeded tremendously as a national competition around Australia, and then it moved to France in 1991, and registered in its first version nearly 120 thousand students, in according to this success , 21 countries participated in the competition It was proposed to establish Kangaroo Without Borders. In 1995, the competition was officially registered in Paris, the Council was elected and the basic policies were legally approved. The number of countries that joined the competition increased to include countries in Asia, Africa and South America. Now the contest is over 6 million Student participate annually all over the world .
Kangaroo International Mathematics Competition differs from other competitions in that it focuses on developing issues that require the development of creativity skills, critical analysis and problem solving and getting students to deal with mathematical issues from different aspects , thus developing students' positive attitude in life.
The Kangaroo International Mathematics Competition is based on a multiple choice system in printed paper exams. Participating students are divided into levels by grade:
|Grade||The level of racing in kangaroo||Number of test questions||Test time in minutes|
|First and second primary||The first||24||60|
|Third and fourth primary||The second||24||60|
|Fifth and sixth primary||The third||30||75|
|First and second preparatory||The fourth||30||75|
|The third preparatory and the first secondary||The fifth||30||75|
|Second and third secondary||The Sixth||30||75|
After the test is finished , the answer sheets are corrected by the electronic Qorrect system , then the results and the winners are announced.
Certificates of participation in the Kangaroo International Mathematics Competition for all participants.
Winners of each level are awarded a diploma of excellence.
The winners of each level are given the membership of the Kangaroo Golden Club, from which will be selected Egypt national team in mathematics.