The puzzle round consists of a variety of mathematical challenges designed to promote inductive reasoning
and lateral thinking
. The team’s performance on this round contributes 20% to the overall team score
The specific skills and techniques requisite for the puzzle round will be kept secret until the day of the tournament, and as such, no example problems will be provided. However you can look at the archive for examples from previous years.
The puzzle round will take approximately 90 minutes to complete,
60 minutes for the actual contest and 30 minutes for setup and an instructional reading period.
The rounds will take place over a Zoom Webinar
. More information on the logistics of each contest will be released soon at https://bmt.berkeley.edu/