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).
During the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020, there were still 3,399,323 students around the world participated in the MKC, among which 1,230 students in Hong Kong practiced MKC problems online unmonitored. In 2021, the global total number of MKC participants was 3,171,325, while 1,324 students in Hong Kong and Macau participated online or at school by virtual or normal proctoring.
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), and CMS Competitions (CMGC & COMC).
Math Teacher, VSA
Assistant Professor, CUHK
Associate Dean, Professor, HKU
Wong, Chung Leung
Principal, Kwei Wah Shan College
Associate Professor, CitiU
Associate Professor, CUHK
Managing Director, Essence Intl.
Associate Professor, HKUST
He, Xuhua, Wu, Zhongtao and Yao, Jiangang were International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) gold medalists.
2022 Hong Kong Mathematics Kangaroo Contest
March 20, 2022 (Sunday)
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.
Mock test is arranged on March 19, 2022 for students to get familiar with the EzTest system.
Levels and Time Schedule
Six contest sets cover all grades in primary and secondary schools.
Pre-Ecolier for Grade 1&2
Ecolier for Grade 3&4
Benjamin for Grade 5&6
Cadet for Grade 7&8
Junior for Grade 9&10
Student for Grade 11&12
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.
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.
English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
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.
First Prize: Awarded to participants with rank #1 to #5 in each group.
Second Prize: Awarded to participants with rank #6 to #15 in each group.
Third Prize: Awarded to participants with rank #16 to #30 in each group.
Distinction Award: Awarded to participants in the top 25% in each group.
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.
HKMKC Problems & Answers
Problems will be used for online mock test