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WSMA Math Bowl

WSMA Math Bowl

Important Notice: Thank you for competing at Math Bowl! Team results can be found here.

The Washington Student Math Association held its 7th annual WSMA Math Bowl on Sunday, April 30, 2017. The Math Bowl is probably unlike any other math competition you have attended. WSMA has spent much time designing a fun and interactive contest that all students will enjoy. We have had competitions for middle and high school students in the past years. This year our competition will only be made available to students in grades 5, 6, 7, and 8. Students below grade 5 are welcome to participate if they will not be discouraged by the challenge of competing at the middle school level.

Tests and Results

Tests and Results from the 2016 WSMA Math Bowl are available. Keep in mind that the 2016 Math Bowl structure was different from previous years' Math Bowls.

Tests and Results from the 2015 WSMA Math Bowl are available. Keep in mind that the 2015 Math Bowl structure was different from previous years' Math Bowls.

Tests and Results from the 2014 WSMA Math Bowl are available. Keep in mind that the 2014 Math Bowl structure was different from previous years' Math Bowls.

Tests and Results from the 2013 WSMA Math Bowl are available. Keep in mind that the 2013 Math Bowl structure was different from previous years' Math Bowls.

Tests from the 2012 WSMA Math Bowl are available.

Tests and results from the 2011 WSMA Math Bowl are available.

Contest Overview

WSMA Math Bowl
Date Sunday, April 30, 2017
Start Time 1:30 PM
Location Newport High School
Team Size 3 or 4 members
Grades 5-8
Registration Fee $32 per team
Pizza Order Price $11 per pizza
Registration Deadline Saturday, April 22, 2017
Contact Email mathbowl@wastudentmath.org

Registration Is Now OPEN

Make checks payable to "Washington Student Math Association".

On the day of Math Bowl bring the checks to the registration desk.

If you have any questions, please let us know. We hope to see you there!

Rules

  1. Calculators and other aids are NOT allowed on any part of the competition.
  2. All rounds are completed as teams and collaboration between team members is allowed.
  3. Students compete in teams of 4 students. Teams of 3 students will also be accepted. Students do not need to be in the same grade to be teammates.
  4. There are two age divisions: 5th / 6th grade and 7th / 8th grade. The eldest member of each team will be used to determine the team's division (e.g. a team with three 5th graders and an 8th grader will be in the 7th / 8th division). This distinction is only used for scoring; the content given to all teams is the same.
  5. The first round is the “Creativity Round.” Teams will be given a total of 30 minutes to answer 5 challenging questions.
  6. Competitors are given a break.
  7. The second round is the “Time Attack” round. Competitors will have a total of 36 minutes to work together and complete 24 questions. However, teams that submit the test before the end of the allotted time will receive extra points.
  8. At the conclusion of these preliminary rounds, teams will be organized into Swiss-style tournament rounds.
  9. Before the lunch break, two rounds of the tournament will begin.
    • The proctors will read all questions out loud, and the questions will also be displayed on a screen.
    • Each question must be answered within a 45 second time period after the second reading of the question. Students may, however, choose to interrupt the proctor and answer the question before a reading is complete.
    • Two teams will be paired against each other per round
    • The team that answers more questions correctly in a round wins that round. In case of a tie, the team that wins the last point loses.
    • After each round, the teams will be reorganized into new pairings for the next rounds.
  10. There will be a lunch break after two tournament rounds.
  11. Two more Swiss-style tournament rounds will continue after the lunch break.
  12. After the four tournament rounds, the top four scoring teams will be selected for three final rounds. Scores will be determined as combination of the Creativity, Time Attack, and tournament rounds.
  13. The top four teams face each other in the final rounds, determining the the trophy winners.
  14. An awards ceremony concludes the event.

Please note: The Rules and Schedules are subject to minor changes. The scoring room leader reserves the right to change the scoring, point values, and tiebreaker methods as necessary during the contest.

Tentative Schedule

1:30pm - 2:00pm Registration (Can pre-order pizza for dinner at this time)
2:00pm – 2:15pm Opening Remarks and Information
2:20pm – 3:00pm Round 1 – Creativity Round
3:00pm – 3:45pm Round 2 - Time Attack
3:50pm – 4:10pm Break
4:15pm – 4:55pm Tournament Rounds 1 and 2
5:00pm - 5:40pm Tournament Rounds 3 and 4
5:45pm - 6:15pm Dinner
6:20pm - 7:10pm Final Rounds
7:15pm - 7:45pm Award Ceremony

Contest Location

Newport High School
4333 Factoria Blvd SE
Bellevue, WA 98006