Western hosts International Math Kangaroo Contest for students in grades 1-12

Western University’s Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences is hosting the London edition of the 2014 International Math Kangaroo Contest, a game-styled math contest for students from grade one to twelve on Sunday, March 23 at 11:00am.
In 2013, more than 6 million students from 51 countries around the world participated in the contest. The goal of the contest is to expose students from a young age to math challenges and motivate them to learn and strive for improvement.  
The contest, which was hosted at Western for the first time last year, received great enthusiasm and satisfaction from parents and student participants. 
Western’s Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences has shown a strong commitment to enriching and promoting mathematics within the London community. In addition to hosting the contest, the department runs programs at Western for young students who wish to extend their mathematical repertoire beyond the school curriculum. 
“The Kangaroo Contest promotes enjoyment of mathematics through game-style, problem solving questions,” says Hristo Sendov, Mathematics professor at Western. “In organizing contests like these, we help create a positive environment in which students in the community can engage with mathematics and develop their interest and ability in the subject.”
The contest will take place at Western’s North Campus Building in rooms 114, 117 and 293.
For more information about the contest, please visit www.mathkangaroocanada.com. 
MEDIA CONTACT: Stephen Ledgley, Senior Media Relations Officer, 519-661-2111, ext. 85283, sledgley@uwo.ca. On Sunday, March 23 contact Hristo Sendov, Associate Professor, Department of Statistical & Actuarial Sciences, 908-998-2564 or hssendov@stats.uwo.ca
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