2020

Hong Kong

Mathematics

Kangaroo

Contest

 

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).

2019

MKC

Statistics

Countries

 & Regions

 

82

Global

 Participants

6,293,429

1,015,950

969,000

335,200

455,056

31,837

6,369

3,912

302

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).

HKMKC 

Organising Committee

Shen, Haipeng 

Associate Dean, Professor, HKU

Wu, Qi 

Assistant Professor, CitiU

Wu, Zhongtao 

Assistant Professor, CUHK

Yao, Jiangang 

Managing Director, Essence Intl.

Yao, Yuan 

Associate Professor, HKUST

Wu, Zhongtao and Yao, Jiangang were International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) gold medalists. 

 

2020 Hong Kong Mathematics Kangaroo Contest

Dates

March 19 ~ March 25, 2020

Duration

75 minutes

Format

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' 

Levels

Location

Six contest sets cover all grades

in primary and middle schools. 

  • 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. 

Set Name

Applicable Grades

PreEcolier

Grade 1 & 2

Ecolier

Grade 3 & 4

Benjamin

Grade 5 & 6

Cadet

Grade 7 & 8

Junior

Grade 9 & 10

Student

Grade 11 & 12

Awards

  • 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.   

 

2019

Past

HKMKC Problems & Answers

 

2020 HKMKC Registration

Grade

You are expected to receive an email in late February for details about contest location and registration fee. HKMKC is a non-profit event and registration fee will be determined by the actual cost and capped at HKD 300.

Contact Email: magic.square.association@gmail.com

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