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Stanford Math Tournament

Registration for the 2022 Stanford Math Tournament is opening soon!

Date: April 16th, 2022
Where: Online

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SMT Information

What is SMT?

  • The Stanford Math Tournament (SMT) is an annual student-run math competition for high school students held at Stanford University. Teams may compete in groups of up to eight students.
  • 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 who are interested in math.
  • For more information, refer to https://sumo.stanford.edu/smt/

Syllabus & Schedule

syllabus
  • Including but not limited to
  • - Arithmetic and Logic
    - Algebra
    - Geometry
    - Number Theory
    - Counting and Probability
Schedule
  • SMT this year will be held on the following days (online) :
  • April 16, 2022
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Criteria & Format

The format of the test consists of several competition rounds outlined below. Refer to the official SMT website for more information.
Criteria to Qualify
There are no prerequisites to participate in this competition. SMT this year will be open to all students, domestic and international!
Please note this is a competition recommended for high school students.
Format
Team Portion
Power Portion
Guts Portion
Individual Portion
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More Information About Format

The format of the test consists of several competition rounds outlined below.

Team Portion

The Team Round is an 50-minute exam consisting of 15 short answer questions.

The rounds will take place over a Zoom Webinar. More information on the logistics of each contest will be released soon at https://sumo.stanford.edu/smt/

Power Portion

Held live on Zoom, the Power Round is an 80-minute exam focused on proof-writing.

The content of the test focuses on a single subject matter that is usually significantly different than traditional competitive math problems.

For more information, refer to https://sumo.stanford.edu/smt/

Guts Portion

The Guts Portion will be held live virtually.

The Guts Round is an 80 minute team exam consisting of 9 series of 4 questions each, whereby teams must submit answers to a previous round in order to gain access to the next. Subsequent rounds are both harder and worth more points than previous rounds, culminating with the final round which is estimation-based, with your score determined by how close you are to the actual answer.

Learn more at https://sumo.stanford.edu/smt/

Individual Portion

Students may choose to take two subject tests in a specific topic or a single, longer General Test.

The Subject Tests are 50-minute exams consisting of 10 short answer questions. The subjects offered are Algebra, Combinatorics, Number Theory, and Geometry.

The General Test is a 110-minute exam consisting of 25 short answer questions that is designed for students that have less mathematical background.
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Results for SMT

Random Math students excelled at the SMT tournament held 2021
  • Random Math had 4 students place top 6 in individual awards in the Stanford Math Tournament.
  • Two students took home a 2nd place award in the individual category
See List of Awardees
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