How to Start Math Kangaroo Center

Thank you for visiting our page for the future Math Kangaroo Leaders!

Basic information about the logistics of Math Kangaroo:

School registration deadline: December 1

School registration fee: $0

Students’ registration deadline and fees:

If registered by December 15 – $21 per student

If registered after December 15 – $35 per student

There are no restrictions on the participation eligibility besides the ability to read and answer questions independently

Managers of In-the-classroom centers: you will receive the question booklets, answer cards, pencils, T-shirts, and gifts for all participants at the end of February or beginning of March. After the test (same day or the day after) you will send the answer forms back to the MK office. In May we will send you awards for your winners.

Managers of online centers: you will receive the T-shirts and gifts for all participants at the end of February or beginning of March. The test will be delivered electronically and you will proctor your students online; the test booklets, answer sheets and pencils are therefore not needed. In May we will send you awards for your winners.

Before you apply for a position of Math Kangaroo Manager, ask yourself these questions:

Will I give each student equal opportunity to participate regardless of his/her math abilities?

Will I have time to verify the competition material on the day it arrives rather than on the day of the competition?

Will I have time around December 20 to send welcome e-mail to all families participating at my school and ask them to verify and confirm their child’s name, grade, and the participation center by January 1?

Will I have time and helpers (parents are allowed to help) to assure that students work timely and independently during the test time?

Will I have time to make copies of all answer cards for my own record and mail the original answer cards to Math Kangaroo office right after the test or a day after?

Will I have time to receive and promptly verify awards sent to me at the beginning of May?

Will I have time to send e-mails congratulating all participants on their participation within a week after receiving the information from us?

Will I have time to distribute Math Kangaroo Awards during a formal Center or State Awards Gala or by appointment if there is no such Gala?

Will I check and answer emails from any @mathkangaroo.org?

Will I communicate all questions and doubts to info@mathkangaroo.org ?

Will I check Math Kangaroo Calendar on our web page frequently and follow it?

If you answered “Yes” to all of the above questions please go ahead and apply to become a new Math Kangaroo center here: APPLICATION FOR BECOMING MATH KANGAROO CENTER.

If you would like to register a few schools/centers that have a different address you should fill out the form multiple times. When your application is received you will be contacted within one week with the center readiness information so you can notify your students about the registration being opened. Even with several centers you will have just one manager account. 

Centers with ‘By Invitation’ registration

By Invitation centers allow registration of only their own students. The manager provides their families with Center Invitation Code to be used on the registration page. The manager should notify the families to keep the code confidential and not share it with outsiders.

Centers with open registration for any student

Open registration centers allow registration for any student. Only in-the-classroom centers can have an open registration status.

We are grateful for your interest to join us in our mission of helping students love math.

Here are some of the benefits exclusively for the Math Kangaroo Managers:

Free participation for manager’s own children

Free access to video questions and solutions

50% off for tests and solution papers

Free T-shirts for the main manager and the proctoring team

An in-kind gift before the competition, send with T-shirts

End of the season appreciation gift upon completion of all the managerial tasks