It’s ironic that a contest inspired by the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) has taken 28 years to become a fixture on the Australian maths calendar.
Founded in 1991, Kangourou Sans Frontières (Kangaroo Without Borders) was named by two French mathematicans as an homage to Australia’s leading maths competition. It is now one of the globe’s largest mathematical events, with more than 6 million participants around the world annually.
In Australia and New Zealand, Kangourou Sans Frontières (KSF) is an online competition for students in years 3-12 and is available to schools also taking part in the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC).
It is an ideal warm-up for the AMC, with either 24 (middle primary) or 30 (upper primary to senior) multiple choice questions. Primary students have 60 minutes to compete their questions and secondary students 75 minutes.