On the 21st March 2019, SJIS lower and upper secondary students took part in the Kangaroo Maths Competition, an annual international school competition for primary and secondary school students. Originating in France and administered globally by Association Kangourou sans Frontieres (AKSF), the contest is the largest mathematics competition in the world, with six million students across the world taking part every year.
KMC has been organised in Malaysia by Kangaroo Math Malaysia since 2013, to support the internationalisation efforts of Malaysia’s education system as outlined in “Pelan Pembangunan Pendidikan Malaysia 2013-2025”. The primary objective is to popularise and enrich mathematical activities among students and teachers in Malaysia, develop Higher Order Thinking skills, and allow Malaysia students to achieve recognition and certification from a prominent, internationally renowned education body. Students can include the KMC certificate in their school portfolio and obtain co-curriculum marks according to their performance.
23 SJIS students from Year 7 to Year 11 took part in a well-organised competition which features a firm framework of problem-solving testing. The contest lasts for 75 minutes and requires participants to answer 24 multiple choice questions.The Gold Medallist for KMC will go on to participate in the KMC Second Round Contest (KMC2).