Team & Match Structure

The FCML season consists of six matches each year. For the match schedule please click here.

Team Structure

For each match, each school brings an A-team consisting of six students. Members of the A-team must be students from grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 in your school. Your A-team can have at most 3 seniors and must have at least one student in either grade 9 or 10.

Additionally, each school may bring B-team students; you can bring as few or as many B-team students as you like, including middle school students enrolled in your district, if you wish. B-team scores do not count toward the school’s result, nor toward individual student awards.

Match Structure

Each match consists of six individual rounds and a team round. Each individual round is a 10-minute test with three questions. Question 1 counts for one point, Question 2 counts for two points, and Question 3 counts for three points. During the 10-minute team round, the whole team works together on six problems, and each problem counts for three points.

Each A-team student takes three rounds, and each round is taken by three A-team students from each team.

Each B-team student chooses three rounds to take at each match. B-teamers are asked not to take more than three rounds.

Calculators are not allowed in FCML.

For the round topics, please click here.

Please note that some of the information on this page may not be accurate for the 2021-2022 school year. To view changes due to COVID, please view Coaches’ COVID Info and Student Rules: COVID