Math Kangaroo

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6:00pm, University of Pittsburgh

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Math Kangaroo

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University of Pittsburgh

Department of Mathematics

The competition will start at 6pm (sharp) on Thursday, March 19, 2015 in the Cathedral of Learning on the Oakland Campus.

  • Grades 1-2 room 213
  • Grades 3-6 room G8
  • Grades 7-8 room 237
  • Grades 9-12 room 306

Please bring your own pencils and erasers

Registration starts at 5:30pm. The test starts at 6:00pm sharp. The competition rules do not allow for make up tests or any special arrangements regarding the time of the test and its length.

During registration each participant will receive a competition booklet, an answer form, a t-shirt, a certificate of participation, and a gift. The test is multiple choice answer with 24 questions for students in grades 1-4 and 30 questions for higher grades. The duration of the test is 75 minutes.

After the test, the filled out answer forms will be sent to the central office for evaluation. Results will be announced within a month, and the winners will be announced at a ceremony that we usually plan for mid May.

Please, note that we cannot provide child care services and once your child leaves the classroom, even before the end of the exam, he/she is your responsibility. Plan to stay around for the duration of the test or arrange an adult supervision for your child. Although the test takes 75 minutes, many children finish early. The Cathedral has plenty of seating spaces outside the classrooms and in the beautiful central hall. Should you need any refreshments, there is a cafeteria on the ground floor.

Instructions on how to fill out the answer card are here:

Answer card

For more information about the competition, including lists of past winners, you can consult the central webpage

Mathkangaroo

Parking space is difficult to find on Oakland campus and 6pm is a rush hour so please, plan accordingly. The closest garages with good chances of having space available are Soldiers and Sailors parking garage and Carnegie Museums parking garage. The map of Oakland campus showing the location of Math Kangaroo competition (in red) and parking garages (in blue) can be found in the attached photo.

Parking

If you have any questions, please contact the organizers:

Piotr Hajlasz and David Swigon