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Canadian math Kangaroo contest

The 2018 Canadian math Kangaroo contest was held on March 18, 2018. For more information, see here or içi. This year, there are 75 winners out of 490 participants! Please join us for the Award Ceremony on June 10 at 11:00 in MB 1.210 (John Molson Building).

The contest is an international annual competition for students from elementary school grade 1 to high school grade 12. This competition is held in different Canadian cities; the one in Montreal is hosted by our Department and is organized by Ms. Ildiko Pelczer, Dr. Anna Sierpinska and Ms. Jane Venettacci.   Last year, the event was a success with many of our students winning local and national awards. 

The Contest-Game "Math Kangaroo" originated in France in 1991 and quickly became very popular among students in many European countries. Several years later, the association "Kangourou sans frontieres" was founded and it now organizes the event. The contest's main purpose is to promote mathematical thinking and stimulate an interest in math, by providing students with an opportunity to compare their abilities against the abilities of other students, from different countries around the world. In the past several years, the geography of the participating countries has been extended outside Europe, to USA, Paraguay, Mexico, Canada, etc.   In 2011, over six million students and hundreds of mathematicians from 46 countries played the game, world-wide.


Parents of children attending the competition are asked to complete the Parental Release and Waiver of Liabilities form, sign and send a scanned copy of the signed form to  Your child will not be able to participate if the signed form is not received.

Please note: We reserve the right to take photographs during our outreach activities or events and use them for promotional purposes. Thank you for your cooperation.


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