Kangaroo Mawhiba for math Competition

The Kangaroo Mawhiba Competition is one of the biggest competitions in more than 70 countries around the world attended by about 6 million students. In the early 80's, Peter O'Halloran a math teacher in Sydney, invented a new kind of game in Australian schools

Then, in 1991, two French teachers decided to start the competition in France under the name "Kangaroo". In the first edition, 120 000 juniors took part. Ever since the competition has been opened to students as well as to senior students, followed by 21 European countries forming altogether "Kangaroo without borders". ​

In 1995, the organization was officially registered in Paris, a board was elected with legal Statute. The number of countries joining the contest increased including countries from Asia, Africa and South America. About 6 million students are now participating in the competition globally.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by King Abdulaziz & His Companions Foundation for Giftedness & Creativity “Mawhiba”, applied to join the organization officially in 2016 and the Kingdom's accession to the "Kangaroo Math Contest” organization was unanimously approved in the last meeting held in Ukraine in October 2016.

  • Encouraging students to master knowledge in mathematics.
  • Developing mathematical skills and ability to solve mathematical questions.
  • Applying mathematical concepts and relating them to their daily lives.
  • Providing a stimulating and enjoyable learning environment for teaching mathematics.
  • Enhancing the importance of learning mathematics for general education students.

General Information
  • The competition is open for Saudi and non-Saudi students
  • The competition targets all general education grades: primary, intermediate and secondary
  • The registration fee is 40 SR (paid through SADAD account)

Competition Date

The competition is held in mid-March of each year and a standardized test day is set for all registered students


Association Kangourou sans Frontières: "Kangaroo Without boarders"

The Competition

The competition questions are appropriate for the students' age, interesting and challenging. Questions are chosen by the International Math Kangaroo Committee and they are based on a multi-choice question.

The students are divided according to their classes as shown below:

Grade Number of Questions Competition Time in Minutes
3rd and 4th Grades
5th and 6th Grades3090
7th and 8th Grades3090
9th and 10th Grades3090
11th and 12th Grades3090​