Singapore Math Kangaroo Contest (SMKC) for Singapore Only
Mathematical Kangaroo (also known as International Mathematical Kangaroo and Kangourou sans frontières, the original French name) is an international mathematical competition with more than 70 countries. The key competence tested by the Kangaroo is logical combination, not just pure knowledge of formulas.
Math Kangaroo contest content is like Singapore’s Mathematics Curriculum. Problems require creativity, logical thinking and challenge students to look at problems from a different perspective.
The objectives of SMKC is to popularize mathematical enrichment activities among students and teachers in Singapore. And to allow students to achieve certification and recognition from an internationally prominent educational body. Students are then able to include the SMKC certificate in their portfolio to strengthen their application for top schools, universities and scholarships. It also exposes students to interesting math problems which are designed by internationally renowned math educators. Students can apply their knowledge in Mathematics that they learned in school in this competition.
FORMAT OF THE TEST
- The Contest is an individual multiple-choice test.
- The Contest will be held at the student’s own school (or at SMKC center for Individual Participants), to be administered by an assigned official).
- The paper contains 30 questions (except for Pre Ecolier and Ecolier papers, which has 24 questions) with 5 choices to each problem.
- The time allotted is 90 minutes.
- Each participant will receive an answer entry sheet to record their answer, as well as blank sheets for workings. All used and unused sheets must be returned to the invigilator or proctor at the end of the contest.
- Students can only bring a pencil, eraser, and geometry tools to the Contest.
- Student may not use a calculator or any electronic devices during the Contest.
Primary 1 to Primary 4 (Pre-Ecolier 1,2 and Ecolier 1,2)
The test for Pre Ecolier 1, 2 and Ecolier 1, 2 is of 75 minutes duration and contains 24 questions. These are grouped equally under three levels of increasing difficulty. The student starts with 24 bonus points (i.e. no student gets a negative score). 1 point will be deducted for each wrong answer and No points will be deducted for no answer. The following points are awarded:
Easy: 3 points for each correct answer.
Medium: 4 points for each correct answer.
Hard: 5 points for each correct answer.
Maximum Score: 90 points (120 points for Ecolier)
Primary 5 to JC 2 (Benjamin, Cadet, Junior, Student)
The test for Benjamin (P5 & P6), Cadet (S1 & S2 OR G7 & 8), Junior (S3 & S4 OR G9 &10), and Student (JC1, JC2 & Poly) is of 75 minutes duration and contains 30 questions. These are grouped equally under three levels of increasing difficulty. The student starts with 30 bonus points (i.e. no student gets a negative score). 1 point will be deducted for each wrong answer and No points will be deducted for no answer. The following points are awarded:
Easy: 3 points for each correct answer
Medium: 4 points for each correct answer
Hard: 5 points for each correct answer
Maximum Score: 150 points
Perfect Score Award (Full marks) – qualifies as a significant award for IJHS
Gold Award (Top 8%) – qualifies as a significant award for IJHS
Silver Award (Next 12%)
Bronze Award (Next 20%)
Honourable Mention (Next 10%)
Certificate of Participation (Next 50%)
The top 40% of the participants will receive an award certificate. All winners are invited to compete at SIMOC 2021 to be held in Singapore July 24 to 27, 2021*. The top 20% of winners are invited to compete in STEAM AHEAD 2021 – IJMO* to be held in Bali, Indonesia from December 3 to 7, 2021. Students must register with the SIMCC country organizer and contest entry is available on a first come first served basis, so register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
* In the event that the COVID-19 situation worsens, SIMOC and STEAM AHEAD 2021 will be held online.