Practice non-standard problem-solving!

Math Kangaroo Preparation Workshops

These ongoing workshops are a great drop-in fun place to explore non-standard problems solving and to help prepare students for the Math Kangaroo Competition: 
  • Completely New, Custom Developed Problems and Tests Each Week
  • No Commitment Necessary

Workshop Details:

What to expect prior to the workshop:
  • Each student will receive a sample test prior to the workshop. Treat this like a real test. Set aside a 50-minute time block to take the test. Make sure it is completed and submitted before workshop date
  • Teachers will review submitted tests and incorporate the tougher problems into the workshop
  • Zoom links will be sent out a few days before the event
What to expect during the workshop:
  • Go over the competition details
  • Discuss test taking strategies
  • Discuss solutions and strategies to solving the more difficult problems from the take-home test
  • Provide extra practice on the challenging problems, as time permits
  • Set timed intervals of problem solving in class, allowing each student to get more practice in problem solving and test taking skills independently
  • Go over the new problems as a class
  • Discuss various types of problems encountered during competitions and strategies for solving them

If you have any questions, contact us

See bottom of page for more details and frequently asked questions.

Registration Details:

Cost: $30 / workshop. Discount available if registering for 5 or more dates.

Please know that you can register for as many or as few workshops as you would like.

Each workshop will be different with new tests and new problems each week!

Duration: 1.5 hours each

Size: Max 6 students per Group

Schedule: Workshops will be held January 4th, 2022 - March 21st, 2022
Note: All times listed are in PST

Grades 1-2

Days Times
Mondays 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Tuesdays 9:00am - 10:30am
Fridays 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Saturdays 9:00am - 10:30am
Sundays 11:30am - 1:00pm
Current Families sign up for classes:
Parent portal
New families, please register first:

Grades 3-4

Days Times
Wednesdays 9:00am - 10:30am
Fridays 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Saturdays 10:30am - 12:00pm
Sundays 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Current Families sign up for classes:
Parent portal
New families, please register first:

Grades 5-6

Days Times
Mondays 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Fridays 9:00am - 10:30am
Saturdays 11:30am - 1:00pm
Sundays 3:00pm-4:30pm
Current Families sign up for classes:
Parent portal
New families, please register first:

Grades 7-8

Days Times
Thursdays 9:00am - 10:30am
Saturdays 10:00am - 11:30am
Current Families sign up for classes:
Parent portal
New families, please register first:
We have some flexibility in opening a new group, or changing the current time/group, if none of the above work for you.

Please reach out to facilitate!
No-Show and Make-up policy: Students can makeup classes in another time slot as needed. Please give us 48hr notice to schedule a make-up. Makeups may affect class sizes to be above 6 at some times. We are unable to provide refunds for missed classes without prior arrangement.

Low Enrollment: We require at least two students to be registered to hold a class. Time slots may be closed due to low enrollment and are not guaranteed to exist the entire session. You will be contacted and offered an alternate time slot or conversion to a private lesson if your slot is being closed.

Schedule Changes: We know that plans change. Our schedule is designed to be flexible with plenty of make-up options any given week! Please sign up now but reach out to us at any time if you need to reschedule.

Math Kangaroo Competition Details:

  • Math Kangaroo Competition is an international, annual event that is open to all students grades 1-12, as long as they are able to work independently, read, and answer a multiple choice test. Both online and in-person testing available in 2022.
  • 2022 Competition Dates: March 17th- April 17th
  • Registration Deadline for 2022 Competition: Dec 31st, 2021 ($35/ student)
  • Please register to a virtual testing center directly through Math Kangaroo.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for classes?
If you are a current EMC family, please login to the Parent Portal.

select "find classes"
select "add a filter"
Under filters yuo can add several filters one at a time - “grade-level” and “Sessions” are the best to use here
Math Kangaroo Workshops grade level options: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, or 7-8
Session - MK2022

Once you apply the needed filters - select desired class from the list of available dates
Add class to card

Follow registration instructions to complete registration or select continue shopping to add more workshops!

If you are new to EMC, please fill out our general registration form to gain access to the Parent Portal. Follow the above instructions once registered.

Our system could be a bit confusing, please reach out at AT ANY TIME if you need help with registration!
How long are the workshops? What is the fee? Are there discounts?
Each workshop is 1.5 hr long. The fee is $30 per class. A $20 discount is applied to the 5th workshop registration for each student, and the 10th workshop is free.
Are workshops In Person or Online?
Workshops are online. Zoom links are sent several days before the workshop date. 
How many students are in a class?
We teach in small groups- we aim for 6 students per class for the workshops. Make-up classes may alter that number occasionally.
I see many time slots available. Can I sign up for more than one class?
There are many time slots available for each class type to give parents the flexibility of choosing a schedule that works for their family. Each class, however, is only taught once a week, repeating on different days/times. If you register for two workshops in the same week, your student will be repeating the same material. Please register up or down a level if you want an extra challenge and a twice per week option.
What happens if we miss a class?
If you know you will miss a class, please give us 48hr notice to schedule a make-up. You can make-up in any of the other available time slots, but the advance notice helps our teachers prepare. Each lesson is a standalone class.
How do we pay? Do families pay monthly, weekly, or per drop-in session?
Families pay per workshop. Once you add all the workshops and accept the charges, please pay at check out. You can pay by selecting the Billing And Payments Tab in the portal. You will see your balance and a “pay now” option. 
If, for any reason, fees are not paid at the time of registration, a bill will be sent to you at the end of the MK session in March. Please make sure to add a valid CC to your account and it will be charged automatically, after you have had a chance to review the statement.
None of the times work for me, but I really want to join your school. What can I do?
Talk to us! We open new groups all the time. 4 kids is the minimum for starting a new group. Invite your friends!
We registered for a certain grade level, but after a few lessons the class seems to hard/too easy for my child
Talk to us! It is easy to switch groups. We have students taking classes above and below their grade levels all the time. The workshops are divided by grade level to mimic the level of the Math Kangaroo exam. Since many problem types overlap, many of our advanced students take workshops above their grade level.
What supplies does my student need for class?
Your student will need a computer with a good internet connection, paper and pencils.