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Math Kangaroo

Math Kangaroo is a locally-administered international math competition with divisions from the first grade through twelfth grade.

SDMC participates in Math Kangaroo as a way of meeting several programmatic needs:

The date of Math Kangaroo falls in March, a time of year when our upper tier students are very busy with math competitions already, but when our younger students have fewer challenge events available to them. Math Kangaroo provides a way to meet this need.

The content of Math Kangaroo is stratified to include age-appropriate challenge for ability levels as low as the first grade. This not only provides opportunity for our youngest SDMC students, but for students too young to participate in SDMC's regular on-site programs.

Math Kangaroo provides an avenue for outreach to the broader community and is administered in a manner that fits that intention. Students/families register directly with Math Kangaroo and submit payments to Math Kangaroo directly, promoting broad, open access and simplifying local organization.

Date:                           Thursday, March 16, 2017

Time:                          Evening, beginning at or after 6:30pm; see session details below

Location:                   University of California San Diego, Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall

Session Details:        See below

Pick-up / Drop-off:     Closest approach is via Engineer Lane; proceed all the way to the dead end.

Parking:                      There is no free parking anywhere on campus during Math Kangaroo.

                                    There is no ready parking near the exam venue; please anticipate parking at some distance and having a significant walk.

UCSD maps:     

First floor plan:

Basement plan:

Session I - Grades 1 - 5        Room 191, first floor

Arrive:    6:30pm - 6:40pm

Exam:    6:40pm - 7:55pm

Exit:       7:55pm - 8:05pm

Session II - Grades 6 - 7        Room 161, first floor

Arrive:    6:50pm - 7:00pm

Exam:    7:00pm - 8:15pm

Exit:       8:15pm - 8:25pm

Session II - Grades 8 - 12      Room 3, basement

Arrive:    7:10pm - 7:20pm

Exam:    7:20pm - 8:35pm

Exit:       8:35pm - 8:45pm

Math Kangaroo is definitely a "signup event", but signup is in the form of direct registration and payment by the student/family online via the Math Kangaroo website. SDMC does not process any registrations and does not handle any funds.

Registration is restricted to SDMC students until November 15, but then opened to the general public until December 15. It is possible that capacity issues may force an early closure of registration, so acting early is advisable.

Please view the PowerPoint presentation below for step-by-step instructions on how to register.

Math Kangaroo at SDMC (PowerPoint version)

Math Kangaroo at SDMC (PDF version)


The Math Kangaroo website contains a wealth of information more detailed and more authoritative than any we can effectively summarize, so we encourage anyone interested to invest your attention there.

Some of the information provided here will be updated as we proceed through the registration period.