On Saturday, April 18, 2020, SUIS Qingpu hosted the Kangaroo Maths Competition, the world’s first large-scale international Maths competition for teenagers. Our school was invited by the official ASDAN China (ASDAN Academy) to be the test site for the Kangaroo Maths competition in China.
袋鼠数学竞赛由澳大利亚著名数学家 Peter O’ Halloran 于1980年发起。该赛事不同于传统数学奥赛。其宗旨是用有趣生动、接近生活的题目，激发孩子数学学习兴趣及自信，培养学生数学思维，训练学生阅读、理解、分析和解决问题能力。每年，袋鼠数学竞赛在87个国家和地区举办，每年超过600万学生参加。该项赛事逐步风靡全世界。
The Kangaroo Maths competition was initiated by the famous Australian mathematician Peter O’ Halloran in 1980. This competition is different from the traditional mathematics Olympiad. Its aim is to stimulate children’s interest and confidence in mathematics, and to develop students’ mathematical thinking by using interesting topics which are close to their life. It trains students in reading, comprehension, analysis and problem solving skills. Each year, the Kangaroo Maths competition is held in 87 countries and territories, with more than 6 million students participating each year. The competition is gradually becoming popular around the world.
The competition has set up awards including super gold, gold, silver, bronze, and mathematical skills. The examination covers from Grade 1 to Grade 12. The Kangaroo Mathematics Competition has greatly increased participation in the competition, making it possible for students from all sections of our school to participate. After our careful preparation, the Kangaroo Mathematics Competition Committee awarded our school the official bronze medal and provided our coordinators and invigilators with support. As a result, ASDAN China (ASDAN Academy) also gives priority to other international disciplines and quality education resources. This enables our school to bring more quality resources to our students. In addition, after the teachers’ pre-match promotion, pre-match training and preparation for the exams, the competition was very well conducted.
This international event in our school brings more opportunities for our students to participate, broadens their international horizons, and provides them with the developmental space and international platform. Congratulations to the award students again!