State Match

Connecticut State Association of Math Leagues (CSAML) brings together the Capital Area, Eastern, Fairfield County, Middlesex County, and Greater New Haven math leagues. Each year it hosts the Connecticut State Math Meet.

Information about the 2021 Connecticut State Math Meet is shown in pink below. Information pertaining to the traditional, in-person state meets follows that. For the results of the 2021 Connecticut State Math Meet, please see here.

The 2021 state meet took place online, on Wednesday, April 7th, 2021, at 4:29 PM. It differed from the in-person state meet in the following ways:

  • Students took part from their homes, on video conference with their coaches.
  • Students took all three of their individual rounds in a single sitting of 30 minutes.
  • Calculators, books/notes, and the Internet were allowed. (Some problems required use of a calculator, but no problems required use of a computer algebra system such as Wolfram Alpha – though of course it is helpful in some contexts. The questions were designed in such a way that they cannot be solved solely by using Wolfram or similar.)
  • There were four versions of each individual round. All students taking any given round for any given team took different versions of the round.
  • All answers were positive integers.

For further information for students regarding the 2021 state meet, please see here.

For student rules for the 2021 state meet, please see here.

For an example of what the rounds looded like in the 2021 state meet, please see here.

Detailed information for coaches regarding the 2021 state meet was made available prior to the match. Meanwhile, most information that coaches need to know is included in the information for students.

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

The information below pertains to the traditional, in-person form of the state meet.

Date and Location
The state meet takes place in early April. A large number of teams meet after school at a Connecticut high school, with the venue varying from year to year.

For the date, time, and location of this year’s state match, please see here.

Qualification
The top half of schools in each league qualify for the state meet. (For example, 15 schools from FCML will be invited.)

Divisions
The state meet 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.

Format
Six individual rounds, ten minutes each round, no calculator.
Three questions on each round.
Each student takes three rounds.
The team round is 10 minutes, no calculator.
Small and medium schools must enter three students in each individual round; large schools must enter four students in each individual round.

Scoring
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

Topics
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 Meet questions, please see here.