Contest "Math Kangaroo" originated in France
in 1991 and quickly became very popular among students
all over Europe. Several years later the International
Association "Kangourou Sans Frontieres (KSF)
" was founded, which now organizes the world-wide
event "International Kangaroo Mathematics Contest
(IKMC)". The contest's main purpose is to promote
mathematical thinking and stimulate an interest in
math by providing students with an opportunity to
compare their abilities against the abilities of other
students from different countries around the world.
In the past several years the geography of the participating
countries has been extended outside Europe to USA,
Paraguay, Mexico, Canada, etc. In 2010 almost 6000000
students from more than 50 countries took part in
the Contest world-wide. The world "Kangaroo"
center, which coordinates the competition in the various
countries, was founded in 1994 in Paris. In Pakistan,
the competition was first organized in 2005 by the
Pakistan Kangaroo Commission.