Math Kangaroo is a fun way to engage kids and help them learn about mathematics. It’s open to all students from first grade to seniors in high school. Every student who takes part receives a T-shirt, diploma and special memento, and the top winners from each level get special prizes.
Math Kangaroo is an international competition that takes place on the third Thursday in March each year. The idea started in the 1980s in Australia and quickly spread from country to country. It made its way to America in 1998, where the competition is run by the non-profit Math Kangaroo USA. It’s estimated that over 6 million students take part worldwide. Although it’s an international competition, results are not compared between countries. The national organizers of the competition award the prizes.
According to their website, Math Kangaroo’s mission is to:
- Encourage students to master their mathematical knowledge.
- Give them confidence in their ability for comprehending mathematics.
- Help them understand how mathematics applies in nature’s laws and human activities.
- Develop their ability to derive pleasure and satisfaction through intellectual life.
- Show that mathematical education is significant in every part of the world.
Horizon Charter Schools’ parent AlbinaIzmaylova is coordinating the competition for our Horizon’s home study families. Visit https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-iqsVU40BNcgycskPPjS9ipi38Q8YGfEz_p5Or6dg9c/pub?platform=hootsuite for information and registration.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS DECEMBER 30, 2016.