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Junior Kangaroo

A follow-on Round to the Junior Maths Challenge, the Junior Kangaroo is a 60 minute, 25 multiple choice challenge.

Entry to the Junior Kangaroo is by invitation based on a qualifying JMC score, or by discretionary entry. Several thousand UK-based students qualify from the JMC each year. Open to UK schools only. 

Time limit
60 minutes

Price
£4 per entry,
sold individually

Age group
England and Wales: Year 8 and below
Scotland: S2 or below
Northern Ireland: Year 9 or below

Deadline for Braille/Large Print paper order
Tuesday 20th May 2025

Competition Date
Tuesday 10th June 2025

Deadline for paper answer sheets upload
Wednesday 11th June (by midnight)

How it works

1

Register your school

2

Purchase entries

3

Sit challenge

4

Receive results

For full information on how to host the Junior Kangaroo please visit the Challenge Handbook.

Preparing for the challenge

We are delighted to be working with Dr Frost Maths to help teachers use UKMT past papers and problems in the classroom.

You can utilise UKMT past papers, solutions and investigations as preparation materials for your students. They are a great resource containing high-quality problems from previous years designed to encourage mathematical thinking.

Past Papers

Download UKMT’s free past papers to help students achieve better results.

Maths Books

Browse UKMT’s range of maths books and older past papers on Amazon to help you and your students prepare for maths challenges.

Instructions

The use of blank paper for rough working is allowed; squared paper, calculators and measuring instruments are forbidden.

Use a B or an HB non-propelling pencil. Use a B or an HB non-propelling pencil. Mark at most one of the options A, B, C, D, E on the Answer Sheet for each question. Do not mark more than one option.

Do not expect to finish the whole paper in the time allowed. The questions in this paper have been arranged in approximate order of difficulty with the harder questions towards the end. You are not expected to complete all the questions during the time. You should bear this in mind when deciding which questions to tackle.

The questions on this paper are designed to challenge you to think, not to guess. You will gain more marks, and more satisfaction, by doing one question carefully than by guessing lots of answers. This paper is about solving interesting problems, not about lucky guessing.

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