KANGAROO Olympiad in
USA Celebrating fifteen years of activities!
Competition in Mathematics
- Levels 1 thru 12 (level is school grade level)
Proud to be supported by Wolfram Research,
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Schools, Private Schools, Public Schools, and
Next MATH KANGAROO DAY in USA - THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
(in GUAM - MARCH 21) - enrollment will start in September.
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Students who earned 15 top scores at each level have made the National List.
In each state, those who earned top three results are awarded at each level.
The packages with the awards and certificates for National Winners and State Winners will reach all centers no later than during the week of May 13.
Starting with May 22 the list of the winners will be published on this web site and the links will be open to individual results (after logging on).
We plan to e-mail the results to your inboxes by the end of May and the solutions to all participants by summer.
Math Kanagroo participants in Tuley Park on Chicago South Side. For photos from several Math Kanagroo places click here. Pictures are added daily. 'Best of 2013 Photo Contest" still seeks participants at email@example.com.
Kangaroo Competition is an international, once a year event, always on the third
Thursday in March.
welcome to register their children for any center that is
listed on the registration page during
period from September to the end of December each year.
welcome to bring Math Kangaroo Competition to their schools.
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Schools are welcome to join our team from June until
December 1st each year.
The result in Math Kangaroo is called the score. The score is the sum of points earned by a student in the competition. We use Scantron hardware, Scantron software, and Scantron answer cards to process the answers and to obtain the results - those tools never failed. Each question has its point value displayed on the questions paper. A student earns the points when he/she marks answers properly. At this time we do not subtract points for wrong answers. That may change in future.
The students who earned the ten top highest scores are placed on National List on places 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 - at each level nationwide.
Gold medals are awarded for the first place at each level nationwide. Silver medals are awarded for the second place at each level nationwide. Bronze medals are awarded for the third place at each level nationwide.
In states we recognize the students who earned the three top scores at each level, at this time. When in each participating state the number of participants is 100 or more at each level of participation we plan to recognize ten top results in each state as well. We need to wait a while for that.
Blue Ribbon is awarded for the first place in state. Red Ribbon is awarded for the second place in state. White Ribbon is awarded for the third place in state. All these ribbons are beautiful!
The maximum possible score is 96 points at levels: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 120 points at levels 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.
If several students' score is 100% or 96 points at level 4, for example, they all are at place 1 and all receive gold medals.
If the greatest number of points is not 100% at some level of participation, that number qualifies for the first place, at this time. That may change and no first place maybe awarded. The second highest score puts a student on second place, and so on.
Percentile is the percent of students whose scores are lower than your child's score at that level of participation. We provide two numbers: in state and nationwide. Please note that only Math Kangaroo participants are considered and our group is not that large. Your child's percentile in another test or another group maybe different.
We present percentile for parent to see where their children place in the Math Kangaroo competition.
The names of the awarded students and their prizes are listed on
the Results pages.
A Math Kangaroo question a day may improve your student's percentile in the next
Math Kangaroo competition. See your e-mial confirming registration for practice material. Also Tests&more page has links to plenty of resources.
on the card image for more information.
Briefly about Math
If your school does not host
Math Kangaroo Competition, you are welcome at many public
centers that invite any students; one does not need to
belong to the hosting institution and can participate in the
competition. Registration of the participants takes place on
between September and December. Schools are welcome to join
our team between June and December each year.
This is a
75 minute multiple choice
questions (for grades 1 through 4), 30 -for grades 5 & up.
qualifies who can work independently.
participant receives a t-shirt, a certificate and gifts on
the test day. Each question has point value. 1/3 of
questions are 3 points each, 1/3 - 4 points each, 1/3 - 5
points each. The sum of earned points is the student's
golden, silver, bronze medals, international summer camps and college grants among top
awards. Priority with receiving grants and camps have the
students who participated in Math Kangaroo for
several years with top scores. The Math Kangaroo
reserves the right to make exception of that rule if
academic exception is demonstrated and founds are
chosen by the International Math Kangaroo Committee.
Please scroll down for more info.
Any student in grades 1 through 12 qualifies if
he or she can work independently: read and answer a multiple choice test.
student receives a t-shirt, a certificate of participation,
and a gift in addition to a competition booklet
and a pencil on the test day.
The competition questions are appropriate for the
students' age, are interesting and challenging.
Pictures are taken and placed on our web pages and
in other media.
is offering Mathematica license for
all 6th-grade and
up participants after they take an on-demand
webcast on getting started with Mathematica
- annually since 2008.
In May students who earned at least ten top
scores at each level of participation are
awarded with gold, silver, bonze
medals and with gifts. International Summer
Camp in Europe, Mathematica Camp in MA, and college grants are among the
top awards. Also, in each participating
state 1st, 2nd, 3rd in the state are
recognized at each level. More awards maybe
granted in states where State Directors are identified.
We do not share or sell any personal information. All the information is accessible to a person or school who registered students only. If school registers a student then the school has access to the student’s information including the results. All the statistical analysis is done without any names or personal information. We also do not share any results. However on our website we publish names of the winners on the national level (with their results) and the names of the state level winners. Parents' requests not to display winners' names are respected. The information is kept in our database for as long as a student is participating in Math Kangaroo competition because sometimes longer participation contributes to the decisions about the top awards.
is available via our web page.
If financial assistance is needed, a discount
will be awarded after an e-mail is sent to Mrs.
Izabela Szpiech, CFO, at
THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013
in GUAM: FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013
Participation fee is $20 for a student. Families in financial hardship contact
firstname.lastname@example.org with requests for
CENTERS in USA where any student can be
registered via our web page.
Some schools limit enrollment to their students
only and they are not visible on the
registration page by others.
MATH KANGAROO ANSWER CARD
CORRESPOND WITH SCHOOL GRADES:
If special accommodations
are needed, please contact your center manager
no later than 2 weeks before the competition. All requests will be respected.
of participation is the student's school grade
level. Participation at levels lower than the
actual school grade level is not allowed. School
Reports will be verified in the competition
certificate, a gift for each
participant and Gold Medals,
College Grants, and International Summer
Camp for the top winners.
a competition booklet, an answer form, a pencil,
a t-shirt, a certificate of participation, and a
the test day. There will be awards for at
least the top ten winners at each level in May.
If your school
does not host Math Kangaroo Competition, you are
welcome at many public centers that invite any
students; one does not need to belong to the
hosting institution and can participate in the
competition. Registration of the participants
takes place on
www.mathkangaroo.org between September and
December. Schools are welcome to join our team
between June and December each year.
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