YEREVAN (Arka)—This year’s “International Mathematical Kangaroo” math competition saw a record number of Armenian winners, said AYB School, the organizer of the event in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh.
Overall, 41,000 school students from 1,012 schools in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh participated. This year’s winners are Hayk Andriasian, Gagik Gevorgyan, Gagik Chatinyan, Mikael Mkrtchyan and Sergey Nersisyan.
In addition to five winners, another 886 Armenian school students will be awarded with diplomas and prizes. Apart from this, AYB School established special prizes for another 713 students from those schools, which had no winners. Altogether, 1,604 students will receive prizes from the competition.
The award ceremonies will be held in 30 cities in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh from May 30 to June 3.
The “International Mathematical Kangaroo” is the largest competition for school students in the world, with over 5,000,000 participants from 63 countries in 2016. The competition is held annually and according to the organizers, the key skill tested is logical combination, not just pure knowledge of formulas.
The competition is a multiple choice test that runs for 75 minutes. It consists of 24 questions for students up to 4th grade, and 30 questions for other students. Evaluation and collecting of results as well as the prizes are regulated and organized nationally.
Special prizes are given for the “longest kangaroo jump” (the highest number of consecutive correct answers) for each school. AYB School’s organizing partner in Armenia is VTB Bank (Armenia).