The Stanford Math Tournament

Date:April 9th-10th 2023, Online

A math challenge for high school students held at Stanford University.

Aims to encourage interest in math by providing students from around the world an opportunity to work on fun and challenging problems.


The Stanford Math Tournament (SMT) is an annual student-run math competition for high school students held at Stanford University. SMT aims to encourage interest in math by providing students from around the world an opportunity to work on fun and challenging problems and to meet other students interested in math.


○ Language
  • English
○ Date
  • April 9th-10th 2023
○ Location
  • Online
○ Participation
  • High school and middle school students, 6-8 students per team
○ Format
  • Team Portion and Individual Portion
○ Deadline
  • 6 April, 2023
○ Tiebreakers
  • Tiebreakers consist of 3 short answer questions.
  • All answers must be expressed in simplest form unless specified otherwise.
  • You may submit multiple times for any of the problems, but only the last submission for a given problem will be graded.
○ Team Portion
  • Team Round: 50-minute exam consisting of 15 short answer questions.
  • Guts Round: 80-minute team exam consisting of 9 series of 3 questions each, whereby teams must submit answers to a previous round in order to gain access to the next.
  • Power Round: 80-minute team exam focused on proof-writing.
○ Individual Portion(TBD)
  • Students may choose to take two subject tests in a specific topic or take a single, longer General Test.
  • Subject Tests: The Subject Tests are 50-minute exams consisting of 10 short answer questions. The subjects offered are Algebra, Calculus, Discrete, and Geometry.
  • General Tests: The General Test is a 110-minute exam consisting of 25 short answer questions that is designed for students that have less mathematical background.
○ Scoring(TBD)
  • Subject / General: To calculate the subject / general score for a team, we will take the average of every team member's score on their individual portion if the team has 5, 6, 7, or 8 members. If the team has fewer than that many members, we will add 0's until the team has reached at least 5 scores, after which we will take the average. While individuals are allowed to register a 1-person team, we highly encourage students to try to create a team of at least 5.
  • All scores for a given team round will be normalized by either the top 10 students or the top 10% of all scores, whichever is bigger.
  • If a student takes the General Test instead of two Subject Tests, their score will only count for 60% of the points as the combination of two subject tests will.
○ Overall Score(TBD)
  • A team’s overall score is 0.4 * (sum of its members’ normalized scores on subject and general tests) + 0.3 (normalized team score) + 0.3 * (normalized guts score).


Beijing Time Event
11:30 PM -12:00 AM Event Checkin
12:00-12:30 AM Opening Ceremony
12:30-2:00 AM Power Round (80 min)
2:00-3:00 AM Team Round (50 min)
3:00-4:00AM Break (60 min)
4:00-6:00 AM Individual Round(s)
6:00-7:30 AM Guts Round (80 min)


Individual Award

  • Individual Honorable Mention
  • Individual Top 50 Percent

Team Round

  • Team Honorable Mention
  • Team Top 50 Percent

Guts Round

  • Guts Honorable Mention
  • Guts Top 50 Percent

Overall Score

  • Overall Top 20 Percent

ASDAN EPQ Scholarship







Noted:The ASDAN Scholarship is only available to Year 10, 11 and 12 students for participating ASDAN Extended Project Qualification(EPQ). EPQ is recommended by the G5 group and many leading universities as a competitive academic experience. Scholarships cannot be exchanged for cash. For further details see:

Sample Problems


1、Refund policy

If, for some reason, the student is unable to attend after paying the fee, please contact us. If you apply before the registration deadline, 25% of the registration fee will be deducted as academic materials and service fees. If you apply after the registration deadline, no refund will be given.

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