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April 13-15, 2018

 

Rounds and Rules

Students competingTeam Problem Solving Challenge

This challenge lasts 45 minutes and consists of 10 problems that team members work together to solve. Team member interaction is permitted and encouraged. Calculators are permitted.

Sprint Round

This round lasts 40 minutes and consists of 30 problems. This round tests accuracy, with time being such that only the most capable students will complete all of the problems. Calculators are permitted.

Target Round

This round is approximately 30 minutes and consists of eight problems. There are two groups of four problems each. There is a 12-minute limit for each group of four problems. This round features multi-step problems that engage students in mathematical reasoning and problem-solving processes. Calculators are permitted.

Team Countdown Round

This is a fast-paced, written competition for top-scoring teams (based on scores in all rounds and in the Team Problem Solving Challenge). In this round, pairs of teams compete against each other and the clock to solve problems. Calculators are permitted.

Individual Countdown Round

This is a fast-paced, written competition for top-scoring individuals (based on scores in the Sprint and Target Rounds). In this round, pairs of students compete against each other and the clock to solve problems. Calculators are not permitted.