The Stanford Math Tournament

Date:April 17th 2022, Online

A math challenge for high school students held at Stanford University.

Aims to encourage interest in math by providing students from around the world an opportunity to work on fun and challenging problems.

Introduction


The Stanford Math Tournament (SMT) is an annual student-run math competition for high school students held at Stanford University. SMT aims to encourage interest in math by providing students from around the world an opportunity to work on fun and challenging problems and to meet other students interested in math.

Rules

○ Language
  • English
○ Date
  • Sunday, April 17th 2022, 11:00-18:00
○ Location
  • Online
○ Participation
  • High school students, 1-8 students per team
○ Format
  • Team Portion and Individual Portion
○ Deadline
  • 5 April, 2022
○ Tiebreakers
  • Tiebreakers consist of 3 short answer questions.
  • All answers must be expressed in simplest form unless specified otherwise.
  • You may submit multiple times for any of the problems, but only the last submission for a given problem will be graded.
○ Team Portion
  • Team Round: 50-minute, 15 short answer questions
  • Guts Round: 80-minute, 8 series of 4 questions each
○ Individual Portion
  • Students may choose to take two subject tests in a specific topic or take a single, longer General Test.
  • Subject Tests: The Subject Tests are 50-minute exams consisting of 10 short answer questions. The subjects offered are Algebra, Calculus, Discrete, and Geometry.
  • General Tests: The General Test is a 110-minute exam consisting of 25 short answer questions that is designed for students that have less mathematical background.
○ Scoring
  • Subject / General: To calculate the subject / general score for a team, we will take the average of every team member's score on their individual portion if the team has 5, 6, 7, or 8 members. If the team has fewer than that many members, we will add 0's until the team has reached at least 5 scores, after which we will take the average. While individuals are allowed to register a 1-person team, we highly encourage students to try to create a team of at least 5.
  • All scores for a given team round will be normalized by either the top 10 students or the top 10% of all scores, whichever is bigger.
  • If a student takes the General Test instead of two Subject Tests, their score will only count for 60% of the points as the combination of two subject tests will.
○ Overall Score
  • A team’s overall score is 0.4 * (sum of its members’ normalized scores on subject and general tests) + 0.3 (normalized team score) + 0.3 * (normalized guts score).

Agenda

Time Agenda Form
11:00-11:30 Orientation Zoom
11:30-13:30 Individual Round(s): 2x50min(subject)/110min(general) Zoom, answers submitted to Google or Tencent forms
13:30-14:30 Break (1 hr) N/A
14:30-15:30 Team Round (50 min) Team-organized locations, answers submitted to Google or Tencent forms
15:45-17:10 Guts Round (80 min) TBD
17:30-18:00 Tiebreakers (15 min) Zoom, answers on Google or Tencent

Awards

Individual Award

  • Top: TOP 10
  • Gold:Top 10%
  • Silver:Top 20%
  • Bronze:Top 30%
  • Honorable:Top 50%

Power Round

  • Top: TOP 10
  • Gold:Top 10%
  • Silver:Top 20%
  • Bronze:Top 30%
  • Honorable:Top 50%

Team Round

  • Top: TOP 10
  • Gold:Top 10%
  • Silver:Top 20%
  • Bronze:Top 30%
  • Honorable:Top 50%

Guts Round

  • Top: TOP 10
  • Gold:Top 10%
  • Silver:Top 20%
  • Bronze:Top 30%
  • Honorable:Top 50%

ASDAN EPQ Scholarship

3000RMB/std

Top10&Gold

2000RMB/std

Silver

1000RMB/std

Bronze

Noted:The ASDAN Scholarship is only available to Year 10, 11 and 12 students for participating ASDAN Extended Project Qualification(EPQ). EPQ is recommended by the G5 group and many leading universities as a competitive academic experience. Scholarships cannot be exchanged for cash. For further details see:http://www.seedasdan.org/epq/

Sample Problems

FAQ

1、Refund policy

If, for some reason, the student is unable to attend after paying the fee, please contact us. If you apply before the registration deadline, 25% of the registration fee will be deducted as academic materials and service fees. If you apply after the registration deadline, no refund will be given.

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