Senior High Math League

Rules for Senior High Math League

1. Each school may enter a team of one to four eligible students in each of five groups. (Those schools which only offer Algebra II and Geometry in alternate years may still enter teams for the group which includes the subject not currently being taught. In this case, the team members must have been enrolled in the course the last year it was taught.) See the TOPICS page for a more detailed list of topics covered and eligibility.

2. One or two students from each of the five teams will work each of two sets of problems, Set A and Set B. No more than two students per team will work on any given set. Twenty minutes will be allowed for each set, with a short break between each set. Each set of problems will be worth 20 points.

3. Two group competitions will take place after completion of both sets of problems. A four member Bonus Relay and a three member group Bonus Question. These competitions will begin at the same time.

A. Four Member Bonus Relay: Each four member relay team will submit one solution to the bonus relay. The relay will have a maximum value of 7 points. The score will be added to the total school score. Each school may enter one team for the relay. See Bonus Relay page.

B. Three Member Group Bonus Question: Each group of three members will work together on a bonus question. There will be a ten minute time limit after which each team will submit one answer. The bonus question is worth up to 5 points. The score will be added to the total school score. Each school may enter one team for the bonus question.

4. Calculators are permitted (in fact encouraged) in all tests and bonuses.

5. Two complete sets of awards will be presented: one for the 1A/2A schools, another for the 3A/4A schools. In each of the five subject groups, a trophy will be awarded to the school with the highest total points. Certificates for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th place schools in each subject group will also be given. In addition, trophies will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in overall point totals, as well as certificates for 4th and 5th place in overall point totals.

Procedures for Breaking Ties

I) Breaking any ties within a particular group competition:
The Bonus question will be used by first comparing the number of points received on the question, then by comparing the finish number for those teams who have tied.

II) Breaking any ties within the Grand Prize division.
The Bonus Relay question will be used by comparing the number received on the Relay, then by counting the number of parts the team has gotten correct, and finally by taking the order of finish on the Relay.

9:20-9:35 Schools begin to arrive (Chapel)
9:40 sharp Welcome, review of rules, room assignments, etc.
10:00 All teams begin Set A group test
10:20 All teams end Set A test
10:30 All teams begin Set B group test
10:50 All teams end Set B test
11:00 Bonus Relay team reports to assigned room. Bonus Question team reports to assigned room.
11:10 Both Bonus Teams begin work.
11:20 Bonus Question test ends.
11:30 Bonus Relay test ends
1:00 PM Awards Presentation (Jones Auditorium)

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