The Math Kangaroo Contest is an international competition coordinated by the international organisation “Le Kangourour Sans Frontières”. The Catalan Mathematics Society organises the contest in Catalonia, Valencia and the Balearic Islands. The contest’s main goal is to foster student engagement in mathematics through problem solving.
The competition is organized on several levels. The problems are different in each of 4 categories: ESO 3, ESo 4, Baccalaureate 1 and Baccalaureate 2. On the same day pupils in different countries solve the same problems formulated in their languages.The competition is executed as a 75 minutes multiple choice test, consisting of 30 questions equally divided among the categories of 3-point-, 4-point- and 5-point-questions. In each question, 5 solutions are given, exactly one of them being correct.
Last 28th January, our students Hugo Igártua Zunzunegui and Diego Sánchez Ocal were awarded by the Catalan Mathematics Society (SCM) with a prize for having obtained in the Kangaroo contest a result within the top 1% of all competitors. Let us remind that Hugo Igártua finished in 33rd place in ESO 3 out of 6.174 students in Catalonia and Diego Sánchez also finished in 33rd place out of 5.499 students from Catalonia in the ESO 4 category. Once again, we would like to congratulate our students on such excellent results!
The 19th edition of the Kangaroo will take place on the 20th March 2014. Good luck everyone!