Hanoi contestants of 2019 International Kangaroo Math Contest (Source: vnexpress.net)

Hanoi (VNA) – More than 24,000 students from 870 elementary and secondary schools of 41 cities and provinces nationwide on March 17 sit the 2019 International Kangaroo Math Contest (IKMC).

This is a math competition that has attracted the largest number of contestants in the world, with about 6 million from about 70 countries and territories each year.

First held in France in 1991, the contest aims to encourage students in mastering basic Mathematical theories and enhance their problem-solving and logical thinking skills through practical Mathematical case studies.

Additionally, the competition is set to promote the excitement, passion and positive learning attitude of students.

It was held for the first time in Vietnam in 2016 by the Centre for Research and Applied Science, Education (CERA), the University of Education under the Vietnam National University and Innovative Education Group (IEG). -VNA