Math Kangaroo Contest
MKC is one of the largest mathematics competitions in the world. The contest was first held in France in 1991 and was named “kangaroo” because the contest format drew from the previously held Australian Mathematics Competition. As MKC became very popular among students, the contest has first spread from France to European countries, and has further expanded to around the world. Now, MKC is coordinated globally by “Association Kangourou Sans Frontières” (AKSF).
Magic Square Association (MSA) is the official organiser of MKC in Hong Kong as well as Macau. MSA aims to promote the mathematical education in Hong Kong and Macau, which also organises American Mathematics Competition (AMC).
Associate Dean, Professor, HKU
Assistant Professor, CitiU
Assistant Professor, CUHK
Managing Director, Essence Intl.
Associate Professor, HKUST
Wu, Zhongtao and Yao, Jiangang were International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) gold medalists.
2020 Hong Kong Mathematics Kangaroo Contest
April 19, 2020
Levels and Time Schedule
Six contest sets cover all grades in primary and middle schools.
PreEcolier, for Grade 1 & 2, 9:00~10:15
Ecolier, for Grade 3 & 4, 14:00~15:15
Benjamin, for Grade 5 & 6, 10:30~12:00
Cadet, for Grade 7&8, 15:30~17:00
Junior, for Grade 9 & 10, 9:00~10:15
Student, for Grade 11& 12, 14:00~15:15
Grade 1 & 2
Grade 3 & 4
Grade 5 & 6
Grade 7 & 8
Grade 9 & 10
Grade 11 & 12
Every student will get a participation certificate.
Score distribution of each level will publised for stduents to understand their relative performance. To discourage any motivation for cheating in the online test and make Math Kangaroo a fun experience, but not a tough competition, reward certficiates will not be issued this year.
In school. Please see the List of schools (to be updated in late January) who will organize 2020 HKMKC on campus.
In test centers. To be arranged by Magic Square Association.
The top 1/12, the next 1/6 and then the next 1/4 of the participants in each grade will receive First Prize, Second Prize and Third Prize.
The top three participants in each grade will respectively receive Gold Medal, Silver Medal and Bronze Medal.
24 or 30 multiple-choice questions,
with the following mark scheme
[PerEcolier & Ecolier] 8 x 3' + 8 x 4' +8 x 5' =96'
[Other Sets] 10 x 3' + 10 x 4' +10 x 5' =120'