UNB Saint John’s department of mathematics & statistics and the Promise Partnership are hosting the 2017 Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest.

“The purpose of this competition is to introduce students from grade 1 to grade 12 to math challenges in a fun and enjoyable way,” says Dr. M.H. Hamdan, the New Brunswick Math Kangaroo Regional Coordinator, “thus inspiring their further interest and advancement in mathematics.”

Founded in France in 1991, the Mathematical Kangaroo was based on an Australian model of a national competition. Its purpose was to provide students with cross-cultural math fun and knowledge.

Math Kangaroo first came to Canada in 2001 and was hosted at a school in Ottawa. As of 2016 it is hosted in 45 locations across Canada.

“Competitions such as this one, build upon our youth’s interest in math,” says Dr. Robert MacKinnon, UNB Vice-President Saint John. “It’s important to encourage this important skill as much as we possibly can.”

The 2017 Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest will be held Sunday, March 26 at the UNB Saint John campus in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. The deadline to register is March 12.

For more information or to register, please contact Dr. Hamdan.

Media contact: Heather Campbell

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