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#1 visitor

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 05:05 PM

Dear all,

Which books/curriculum is great for preparing on the kangaroo math contest?

We already use Beast Academy is that enough?

I bought Burac but I didn't like it.

Thanks in advance,
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#2 dmmetler

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 05:15 PM

The Canadian MK site has good materials.
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Posted 26 January 2018 - 05:15 PM

The Canadian MK site has good materials.
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Posted 26 January 2018 - 08:50 PM

University of Waterloo; Centre for Education in Math and Computing has archieved math contests for grades 7 - 12, as well as Problem of the Day for lower grades. http://www.cemc.uwat...o.ca/index.html

 

There is also free mathematics courseware on this website. There is a whole bunch of additional resources available that I'm just discovering now. Some really great stuff!


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 09:09 PM

Math Kangaroo has old test materials that you can buy on their website.

 


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#6 rushhush08

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 11:59 AM

my kids like these books too:
 
Competition Math for Elementary School Volume 3 & 4
by Yongcheng Chen
 
Elementary School Math Contests: 500+ Challenging Math Contest Problems and Detailed Step-By-Step Solutions Paperback – August 15, 2017

by Steven and‎ Jesse Doan


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#7 daijobu

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 10:17 PM

Old MK exams (One perk of hosting MK is they often send you extra exams for all the levels you host.  I saved them and used them for more practice in subsequent years.)

 

MOEMS

 


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#8 avilma

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 05:10 PM

Also check Pakistan's Math Kangaroo website. Their old tests seem to be match US tests better than the Canadian tests do.

 


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Posted 31 January 2018 - 02:47 PM

Also check Pakistan's Math Kangaroo website. Their old tests seem to be match US tests better than the Canadian tests do.

  Thanks! I've printed a few off.



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Posted 02 February 2018 - 10:00 AM

Just out of curiousity, avilma, how do the US and Canadian tests differ?

 

Also, you can subscribe to the University of Waterloo Problem of the Week, and they email you the ones just for the age groups you request. Solution is sent next week. Love how organized they are.

 

Some school teachers here print them out and have them for kids who finish their math early (of course, they never seem to print out solutions  :confused1: )

 



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Posted 03 February 2018 - 02:58 AM

My impression was that the MK Canada test is easier than the US one based on the Canada tests that my son did and the actual ones in the US. The questions are identical to US one, but the US one seems to have more questions in total and more that are on the higher point value questions.