Kangourou sans Frontières (KSF)

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Kangourou sans Frontières (KSF) is on Thursday 17 March 2022

In 1991, two French teachers inspired by the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) decided to start a similar online competition in France. They called it the ‘Kangaroo’ to pay tribute to their Australian friends.

The competition was a big hit and has since been adopted around the world. It is now known as Kangourou sans Frontières: (Kangaroo without borders). it has grown to become one of the largest international mathematics competitions in the world, with more than 6 million participants annually.

In Australia, Kangourou sans Frontières (KSF) is an online only, multiple-choice competition for years 3–12, and may only be entered by schools also competing in the Australian Mathematics Competition.

All papers have 30 questions except Middle Primary, which has 24. The primary papers are 60 minutes, and the high school papers are 75 minutes.  

There are free practice questions on our competition site to try.

It is a great lead-up event for the AMC and we offer a KSF/AMC competition ‘bundle’.  

 

Download the KSF handbook for more info

To find out how to prepare for the competition and set up for the day download the KSF Coordinator’s Handbook.

 

Registered home schools

Teachers in home schools are eligible to register as school coordinators and run our competitions. If you would like to do so, please download, fill out and return this registration form to this email address with proof of your home school registration in your state or territory.

 

Download the handbook to find out how to prepare for the competition and set up for the day.