Event Description

  2. Math Kangaroo is a nationally ranked multiple choice contest which is organized around the world once a year with the participation of 6 million students from more than 70 countries.
  3. Founded in 1991 in France, the Mathematical Kangaroo was based on an Australian Model of a national competition.
  4. The purpose of this competition is to introduce youngsters from grade 1 to grade 12 to math challenges in a fun and enjoyable way, thus inspiring their further interest and advancement in mathematics.
  5. Any student in grades 1 through 12 qualifies if he or she can work independently: read and answer a multiple choice test.
  6. Each student receives a certificate of participation.
  7. The competition questions are appropriate for the students’ age, are interesting and challenging.
  8. Questions are chosen by the International Math Kangaroo Committee.
  9. Students who earned top scores at each level of participation are awarded with gold, silver, bronze medals and with gifts. The gold medal is the highest prize. Medals are accompanied with gifts.
  10. For more information visit the website aksf.org.


  1. 2018 Iraq Kangaroo Contest is going to be held on April 7, 2018 in all major cities of Iraq, including Baghdad, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Kirkuk, Basrah, Duhok, and Soran.
  2. Participation fee is 5000 Dinars.
  3. There are 6 categories in the Kangaroo Math Contest.
1 Primary 1-3 English
2 Primary 4-5 English
3 Primary 6 English, Kurdish, Arabic, Turkish
4 Secondary 7-8 English
5 Secondary 9 – High School 10 English
6 High School 11-12 English
  1. Kangaroo Math exam language is English, but only Primary 6 level exam is going to be in 4 languages, including English, Kurdish, Arabic, and Turkish.
  2. 24 Questions for students in grades 1, 2, 3 and 4, and 30 Questions for students in grades 5 and up.
  3. No aids other than writing instruments and paper will be allowed. In particular, no calculators will be allowed on any part of the competition, and any cell phones must be turned off


  1. Each question has point value. 1/3 of questions are 3 points each, 1/3 – 4 points each, 1/3 – 5 points each. The sum of earned points is the student’s result.
  2. There is a penalty of 1 point for each incorrect answer. If the question is left unanswered, it is worth 0 points.
  3. The maximum possible score is 96 points at levels: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 120 points at levels 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.


  1. Gold medals are awarded for the first place at each level nationwide. Silver medals are awarded for the second place at each level nationwide. Bronze medals are awarded for the third place at each level nationwide.
  2. In addition to the medals, the national winners are awarded with Certificates of Excellence and gifts.


Iraq Mathematics Olympiad Committee

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