Inspired by the AMT’s Australian Mathematics Competition, Kangourou sans Frontières (KSF) is now the largest maths competitions in the world, with more than 6 million participants each year. Held in March, the KSF is a great opportunity for students to experience maths in a competition environment prior to the AMC in August.
Wednesday 29 March 2023
*Student answer sheets received by AMT after the submission deadline will be processed at the end of the corresponding school term.
What teachers and students think
- Middle Primary – Australian Years 3 and 4
- Upper Primary – Australian Years 5 and 6
- Junior – Australian Years 7 and 8
- Intermediate – Australian Years 9 and 10
- Senior – Australian Years 11 and 12
- Basic arithmetic
- Fractions and ratios
- Algebra and pre-algebra
- Statistics and probability
Question and Answer Format
- 24 questions for Middle Primary,
- 30 questions for Upper Primary and all secondary divisions, all multiple choice
Note that calculators can be used only for Middle and Upper Primary Divisions of KSF
Middle Primary division
- Questions 1–8
- Questions 9–16
- Questions 17–24
- Total 96 marks
Upper Primary, Junior, Intermediate and Senior divisions
- Questions 1–10
- Questions 1–20
- Questions 21–30
- Total 120 marks
There is no penalty for incorrect responses.
All students receive an award according to the criteria below.
Awarded to a student who has participated in the competition and received no higher award.
Awarded to a student who is in the top 50% of Australian participants (60% for Senior division) and has received no higher award.
Awarded to a student who is in the top 15% of Australian participants (20% for Senior division) and has received no higher award.
Awarded to a student who is in the top 3% of Australian participants (5% for Senior division) and has received no higher award.
Cut-off scores for awards are determined by comparing a student’s results with other students in Australia. Cut-off scores are approximate and will vary year by year depending on the difficulty of the competition.
KSF is developed and delivered internationally by the Association Kangourou sans Frontières.