Saturday, January 16, 2016

Math Kangaroo: a fun competition for grades 1 through 12

Math Kangaroo is an annual math competition for students in grades 1 through 12.  It's multiple choice, and I've found the questions to be interesting, challenging, and age appropriate.  It's one of the few competitions that includes elementary school students (as long as they can read and answer a multiple choice test independently). I consider this contest to be more on the fun side (rather than the serious side) - for example, students get a tshirt, small gift, and mathematica license (for grades 6 and above) when they participate.

Sign up is in the fall, and the competition happens in March.  It's not something that most schools offer, but depending on your location you may be able to find (or start!) a testing center near you.

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