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