International Mathematics Competition Kangaroo

The annual international Mathematics competition Kangaroo is the largest educational and most fun competition in the world with over 6.5 million students participating from 70 different countries. Greece joined the competition in 2007. Any student from 2nd grade up to 12th grade can participate[1].

There are 6 levels for the competition based on each participant’s grade level:

Level Students in grade(s) Number of questions
B 2nd 21
1 3rd and 4th 24
2 5th and 6th 30
3 7th and 8th 30
4 9th and 10th 30
5 11th and 12th 30

(Please note that all questions are multiple-choice)

[1] First Grade students can also participate in level B depending on confidence of their reading level.


The competition aims to promote mathematics as a subject approachable to anyone.

It promotes creativity, logical thinking and challenges students to approach questions from a different perspective.

Students will develop their problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

A celebration of Math learning

Every participating student will get a small token of appreciation for their participation regardless of their performance, and a certificate of participation.

One out of six participants will also receive a symbolic award according to own performance.

For more information regarding the Greek Chapter of the competition please click here.