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
March 19 ~ March 25, 2020
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'
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.
Grade 1 & 2
Grade 3 & 4
Grade 5 & 6
Grade 7 & 8
Grade 9 & 10
Grade 11 & 12
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.