Frequently Asked Questions
About the Test
The Math Kangaroo exam is a 75 minute multiple-choice test for students in grades 1-12. There are 24 questions for students in grades 1-4 and 30 questions for students in grades 5 and higher. Kindergarten students are welcome to participate at grade 1.
Every student qualifies who can read and work independently at his/her school grade level.
The Math Kangaroo competition takes place once a year on the 3rd Thursday in March.
Each question has a 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. There are no points taken away for answering questions incorrectly.
The best score is 96 at grades 1-4, and 120 at grades 5-12.
The cost to participate in the Math Kangaroo USA competition is $21 per student during the regular registration period (September 15th to December 15th) and $35 per student during late registration (December 16th to December 31st).
Answer sheets are kept eleven months after the competition.
Requests for photo-copies of sheets or re-scoring involve time. We ask for a donation of $15.
Click here to go to the donation page. Include student’s id, name, grade and the participation place: state, city, and center’s name. Send your requests to email@example.com. Please allow up to two weeks for processing.
Note: Answer sheets are shredded eleven months after the competition.
There are different reasons for not receiving points:
Inaccurately marked answer
More than one answer for the same question
Math Kangaroo uses DataMate, a web-based assessment management tool to process and score paper answer sheets and the Oasis LMS to process and score electronic tests.