The International Kangaroo Mathematics Contest originated in France in 1991 and quickly became very popular with students all over the globe. Several years later the International Association “Kangourou Sans Frontières” was founded, which is now responsible for organizing 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 broaden their minds and compare their abilities against the abilities of other students across the world.
In 2014 over 6 million students from 60 countries took part in the Contest world-wide. In Pakistan, the competition is organized by the Kangourou Sans Frontières – Pakistan.