2015 Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest (15w2191)


(Concordia University of Edmonton)

Mariya Svishchuk (Mount Royal University)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "2015 Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest" workshop in Banff from December 4 to December 6.

The Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest (CMKC) aims to dispel the myth that mathematics is inaccessible and difficult by using an all-inclusive and open mathematics competition to create a positive environment that emphasizes the practical and fun nature of mathematics. Since joining the International Association “Kangaroo without Borders” in 2006, the CMKC has formed hosting partnerships with multiple universities and prestigious organizations across the country. Since its inception, the CMKC has found many ways to expand the reach and scope of its unique program, and to build new, complementary programs based upon the competition. Over the past nine years, the CMKC has grown significantly from its humble beginnings with approximately 300 participants at three locations to 3332 students nationwide in the 2014 competition in more than 25 cities and nine provinces in Canada. The purpose of the workshop is the finalization of contest-related materials for the 2015 competition cycle.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).