2021

Hong Kong

Mathematics

Kangaroo

Contest

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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

2020 

MKC

Statistics

Countries

 & Regions

 

82

Global

 Participants

6,293,429

1,015,950

31,837

969,000

6,369

335,200

3,912

455,056

302

​During the COVID-19 pandemic, there were still 3,554,717 students around the globe participated in the MKC, among which 1,230 students in Hong Kong practiced the  MKC problem sets online at home unmonitored. 

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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

He, Xuhua 

Professor, CUHK

Wong, Chung Leung 

Principal, Kwei Wah Shan College

Yao, Jiangang 

Managing Director, Essence Intl.

McBreen, Michael 

Assistant Professor, CUHK

Wu, Qi 

Associate Professor, CitiU

Yao, Yuan 

Associate Professor, HKUST

Shen, Haipeng 

Associate Dean, Professor, HKU

Wu, Zhongtao 

Associate Professor, CUHK

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

 

2021 Hong Kong Mathematics Kangaroo Contest

Date

April 11, 2021 (Sunday)

Format

Online

Students view and answer contest problems with EzTest Security Browser (download address: https://eztest.org/home/entry/) in desktop or laptop computers with built-in cameras. Also, another smartphone or pad is required for eagle-eye monitoring during the contest. 

Note: The login information for the mock and the official contest has already been sent to the registered email box of every participant.  

Levels and Time Schedule

Six contest sets cover all grades in primary and secondary schools. 

Pre-Ecolier for Grade 1&2

9:00~10:15

Ecolier for Grade 3&4

14:00~15:15

Benjamin for Grade 5&6

11:00~12:15

Cadet for Grade 7&8

16:00~17:15

Junior for Grade 9&10

10:00~11:15

Student for Grade 11&12

15:00~16:15

  • Students can also participate in contest sets for higher grades. For example, a grade 3 student can attend both Ecolier and Benjamin contests. 

  • Students can enter the contest no later 30 minutes of the above stated start time. The 75 minutes contest time will be measured individually for each student. 

Exam Structure

Each contest consists of 25 multiple-choice questions with the following mark scheme:

8 x 3' + 9 x 4' + 8 x 5' = 100'

There is no penalty for wrong answers.

Language

English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese

Awards

For each contest set, participants are divided into two groups by grades for ranking and awards. For example in Cadet, participants in Grade 7 or below form one group, while students in Grade 8 form the other group.  

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1

First Prize: Awarded to participants with rank #1 to #5 in each group.

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2

Second Prize: Awarded to participants with rank #6 to #15 in each group.

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3

Third Prize: Awarded to participants with rank #16 to #30 in each group.

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D

Distinction Award: Awarded to participants in the top 25% in each group.

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M

Merit Award: Awarded to participants in the (25%, 50%] ranking in each group.

Scores and Certificates

Every student will see the score immediately after the exam ends. 

Every student will receive a participation certificate and award certificate (if any) through the registered email no later than end of June.