Math Kangaroo

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 6:00pm, University of Pittsburgh

Pictures Kangaroo 2008

Math Kangaroo

Kangaroo at Wikipedia

University of Pittsburgh

Department of Mathematics

The Math Kangaroo competition at the University of Pittsburgh will take place on March 21, 6:00-7:15 pm at the Cathedral of Learning

  • Grades 1-4 in the classroom G8 (ground floor)
  • Grades 5-12 in the classroom 324 (third flor)
  • Test is 75 minutes long
  • No calculators or smartphones are allowed.
  • Students must have their own pencils and erasers.
  • After the test we will only collect the answer card. All other materials can be taken home.
  • The test has a multiple choice format with 24 questions for students in grades 1-4, and 30 questions for higher grades.
  • For wrong answer or no answer there are 0 points so there is no penalty for a wrong answer. If a student does not know the answer they should make an inteligent guess.
  • Regarding the distribution of materials, it would be very convenient if a students has with them a piece of paper with their name written on it.
  • Because of the expected traffic, difficulty to find a parking place and necessary time to distribute materials to the students, you should plan to arrive early enough. You should plan to arrive to the Cathedral of Learning 5:45pm at the latest.

Location is shown on the map and on the picture in the links below:

Cathedral of Learning

Cathedral of Learning

There are two parking lots nearby:

Soldiers and Sailors Parking Garage (that would be my first choice)

Carnegie Museum of Art Parking Garage (since this garage belongs to the museum, there might be some restrictions so I would try Soldiers and Sailors first).

Students who take the competition for the first time might not know how to fill the answer card. Detailed instructions.

Please, make sure that your child will know how to fill the card. Note that the answer card has 30 questions so students in grades 1-4 fill only the first 24 questions on the card leaving blank spaces in questions 25-30. If your child is in a 1-4 grade, please explain it to them since it always brings a lot of confusion.

Piotr Hajlasz & David Swigon