The Kangaroo Competition is one of the biggest competitions in more than 70
countries around the world attended by about 6 million students. In the early
80's, Peter O'Halloran a math teacher in Sydney, invented a new kind of game in
Then, in 1991, two French teachers decided to start the competition in France
under the name "Kangaroo". In the first edition, 120 000 juniors took part. Ever
since the competition has been opened to students as well as to senior students,
followed by 21 European countries forming altogether "Kangaroo without borders".
In 1995, the organization was officially registered in Paris, a board was
elected with legal Statute. The number of countries joining the contest
increased including countries from Asia, Africa and South America. About 6
million students are now participating in the competition globally.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by King Abdulaziz & His Companions
Foundation for Giftedness & Creativity “Mawhiba”, applied to join the
organization officially in 2016 and the Kingdom's accession to the "Kangaroo
Math Contest” organization was unanimously approved in the last meeting held in
Ukraine in October 2016.
The competition is held in mid-March of each year and a
standardized test day is set for all registered students
Association Kangourou sans Frontières: "Kangaroo Without
The competition questions are appropriate for the students'
age, interesting and challenging. Questions are chosen by the
International Math Kangaroo Committee and they are based on a
The students are divided according to their classes as shown