How to Start Math Kangaroo Center

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

Basic information about the Math Kangaroo competition:


  • Competition date: March 20, 2025
  • Center Registration deadline: December 15, 2024
  • Student Regular Registration deadline: December 31, 2024
  • Student Late Registration deadline: February 1, 2025


  • No application fee for participating schools
  • A minimum of 10 students enrolled is required
  • Registration fee per student: $18 (regular fee), $35 (late fee)
  • School can register as an online or on-site testing center
  • School participation can be managed by a teacher or a PTA parent
  • There are no restrictions on the participation eligibility besides the ability to read and answer questions independently


  • Students learn mathematics, improve their math scores, and develop enthusiasm for math and logical reasoning
  • School receives toys, ribbons/bookmarks, pencils, and answer sheets for all participants before the competition
  • School receives medals, ribbons, awards, and certificates for the winners after the competition
  • Students have free access to sample questions and full sets of video questions and solutions
  • End-of-season monetary incentives are granted to the organizers who fulfilled the managerial task


  • 75 Minute multiple choice test
  • 24 Questions for students in grades 1 to 4
  • 30 Questions for students in grades 5 to 12

Managers of students who take paper/pencil test: you will receive the question booklets, answer sheets, pencils, ribbons/bookmarks, and gifts for all participants at the end of February or beginning of March. After the test, you will need to send the scanned answer sheets as a PDF file via email to the provided address. In May we will send you awards for your winners.

Managers of students who take online test: you will receive the ribbons/bookmarks 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 and answer sheets are therefore not needed. In May we will send you awards for your winners.

Math Kangaroo Manager to do and to know:

All students have equal opportunities to participate regardless of their math abilities.

It is necessary to inform us about any address changes made after January 1st.

It is important to verify the accurate address and ensure that all competition materials have been received.

Send an email to the registered students in the first week of February with a welcome message and ask to verify the correctness of the student’s name, grade, and the participation center.

Get ready to have dedicated volunteers, whether they are parents or educators, to provide valuable assistance during the competition.

Access and print the answer sheets (from email with instructions), one week before the competition, if you opted for a paper test. After the test, scan all the answer sheets and upload the scan per instruction within a day. Keep the original answer sheets with you for a minimum of 11 months. Hold on to the paper booklets for 2 weeks and then return them to the students.

It is necessary to review the received awards (in May) asap to make sure there are no discrepancies.

Send a congratulatory email to all the winners. If there’s an awards ceremony, inform them about the date and venue; otherwise, arrange for award pickup.

Apply to become a new Math Kangaroo center here: APPLICATION FOR BECOMING A NEW 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 at any grade. 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

Free lesson plans to prepare your students for Math Kangaroo

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, sent with ribbons

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