State Match – Description

Each year, CSAML hosts the Connecticut State Math Match.

For practice questions from past Connecticut State Math Matches, please see here.

Date and Location
For the date, time, and location of this year’s state match, please see the CSAML home page.

The top half of schools in each league qualify for the state match. A registration form is shared with the coaches of qualifying schools in early March.

The cost of participation is covered by the leagues.

The state match consists of three divisions: small schools, medium schools, and large schools.
Small schools are schools with fewer than 600 students in grades 10, 11, and 12.
Medium schools are schools with between 600 and 1000 students in grades 10, 11, and 12.
Large schools are schools with more than 1000 students in grades 10, 11, and 12.

Team sizes
Small schools: 6 students
Medium schools: 6 students
Large schools: 8 students
Note: there are no B-teams at the state match.

Students on the team
Small and medium schools: Each team has a maximum of three seniors and a maximum of five juniors and seniors combined.
Large schools: Each team has a maximum of three seniors and a maximum of six juniors and seniors combined.
Middle-school students are allowed if they take a math course at the high school on whose team they propose to take part.

No calculator or any other technological devices are allowed in the state match match.
There will be six individual rounds;
Three questions on each round.
Each student takes three rounds.
The students take their three individual rounds in a single 30-minute sitting.
Small and medium schools must enter three students in each individual round; large schools must enter four students in each individual round.
This will be followed by a team round lasting 10 minutes.
All answers are positive integers.

Individual rounds: Q1: 1 point; Q2: 2 points; Q3: 3 points
Team round: Small and medium schools: 3 points for each question; Large schools: 4 points for each question

Round 1: Arithmetic and Number Theory
Round 2: Algebra I
Round 3: Geometry
Round 4: Algebra II
Round 5: Analytic Geometry
Round 6: Trig and Complex Numbers

For recent Connecticut State Math Match questions, please see here.