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
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
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
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
II) Breaking any ties within the Grand Prize
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.
||Schools begin to arrive (Chapel)
||Welcome, review of rules, room assignments,
||All teams begin Set A group test
||All teams end Set A test
||All teams begin Set B group test
||All teams end Set B test
||Bonus Relay team reports to assigned
room. Bonus Question team reports to assigned
||Both Bonus Teams begin work.
||Bonus Question test ends.
||Bonus Relay test ends
||Awards Presentation (Jones Auditorium)
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