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Math Kangaroo: International Competition in Mathematics. since 1998

Math Kangaroo:

Tips and Tricks

We at Mathnasium of Avon will be hosting Math Kangaroo as a designated testing center this year, on Thursday March 21st. For those who have registered, here is some information, tips and tricks for helping your child to prepare:

  • Levels correspond with school grades:

    • 1st Grade -- Level 1

    • 2st Grade -- Level 2

    • 3st Grade -- Level 3

    • .....

    • 12th Grade (Senior Class in High School) -- Level 12

  • 75 Minutes multiple choice test

  • 24 Questions for students in grades 1, 2, 3 and 4

  • 30 Questions for students in grades 5 and up

  • Each participant receives a competition booklet, an answer form, scratch paper and pencil.

  • Here is an example of a Math Kangaroo answer form. Note that grading is done through the use of Scantron materials, requiring answers to be bubbled in fully. For more information on this, please check out Scantron's informational video on Youtube.

  • No aids other than writing instruments and paper will be allowed. In particular, no calculators will be allowed on any part of the competition, and any cell phones must be turned off.


  • Each question has point value. 1/3 of questions are 3 points each, 1/3 - 4 points each, 1/3 - 5 points each. The sum of earned points is the student's result.

  • The maximum possible score is 96 points at levels: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 120 points at levels 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.

  • Check out the practice material to get a feel for the test.

We look forward to seeing you on test day!


Our Summer Math Camps are the most popular summer camps in Farmington Valley!

Families use them to provide their school-going children the perfect balance of relaxation and math work so that students start the new school grade already AHEAD of their classmates in September!!

Camps are designed to fill in knowledge gaps from prior years so your child can ask all their math questions without fear, without embarressment or any peer pressure of any sort!

A John Hopkins study published in 2010 showed there are academic consequences for children later in life due to learning loss in Summer.

Dont let that happen to your child - call us today at 860-785-6284 to enroll them in our Summer Math sessions!





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Get them a grade level math assessment to ensure there are no knowledge gaps that can hold back their grades! Call 860-785-MATH (6284) today to schedule your assessment.


Can your child compete in Math Olympiads?

  • We are forming our first ever Math Olympiad team for students between grades 4 and 6.
  • Only students who are operating in Math at or above their grade level will be considered to join this prestigious team.  Intensive coaching for the competition will be provided.
  • There will be five monthly contests from November to March for this team.
  • No traveling will be required as the contests will take place at the Mathnasium of Avon center.  
  • Call 860-785-MATH (6284) for more details today! Registration closes in September 2016.




Test your math skills, receive awesome participant gifts, raise money for your PTO and be eligible to win additional prizes! There is NO ENTRY FEE and your child does not have to be a current Mathnasium student to participate!

Always a fun and festive event, the TriMathlon is a math event where kids in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades compete in three exciting math challenges -- The Counting Game, Magic Squares, and Mental Math Workout. Participants receive great goody bags, earn money for the PTO and win medals and prizes.

National winners from US and Canada receive additional donations to PTO and additional prizes.

The event takes place at Mathnasium of Avon on Sunday, November 6, 2016, so register your child today!

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