Team & Match Structure

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

To each match, each school brings an A-team consisting of six students. The team must not contain more than three seniors and must not contain more than five seniors and juniors combined.

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

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. The team round lasts 10 minutes; 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.