The Kangaroo Maths Contest was initiated in 1980 by Peter O ‘Halloran, a famous Australian mathematician. Different from the difficulty and challenge of traditional Mathematics Olympiad, Kangaroo Maths Contest aims to stimulate students’ interest and confidence in Maths learning and to cultivate students’ mathematical thinking as well as students’ ability of reading, understanding, analysing and problem solving with vivid questions related to our daily life. It is a contest suitable for students of all grades and all levels of Maths, and it’s the world’s most influential international Maths thinking challenge for young people, with more than 6.3 million students participating each year.
Tens of thousands of participants from 4216 schools in more than 150 cities competed in this year’s International Kangaroo Maths Contest. This is the first time that 58 of our BMH students took part in the Contest, and 26 of them won awards, which include 1 Gold Award, 1 Silver Award, 12 Bronze Awards and 12 Proficiency Awards.
Such certificates are a wonderful testament of the students’ growth and hard work for which we should commend them. We look forward to seeing more of their improvement. Congratulations to you all, and a great thanks to our Maths teachers.