NanoMath Spring Math Meet
April 9, 2022
An annual, student-run online math competition and event for high school and advanced middle school students. In addition to contest rounds, the Spring Math Meet features activities and talks by notable mathematicians.
Our goal is to make mathematics beyond the school curriculum accessible to more people and promote the collaborative nature of math.
Format & Scoring
The Individual Round consists of 10 problems to be solved in 50 minutes by yourself.
The Guts Round consists of 8 sets of 3 questions each, solved one set at a time, in order, in 60 minutes.
The Bingo Round consists of a 5x5 array of problems to be solved strategically to obtain bingos.
Schedule (Pacific Time)
Check our Contest Manual for the schedule.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can attend the contest?
Any student aged 18 or under and who has not started college is eligible to attend the Winter Championship. However, problems are written at a high school level. For questions about eligibility and exceptions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students outside of the U.S. are welcome to compete and receive digital prizes such as gift cards, but are not eligible to receive physical prizes to logistical reasons.
Will there be activities besides the contest?
Yes! There will be talks by notable mathematicians, as well as other activities.
Who may be on a team?
A team consists of three competitors. Students do not have to be from the same school in order to be on a team.
What should I do if I do not have enough people to form a complete team?
If you do not have a complete team, we can help you find other teams to pair up with. You can also compete with an incomplete team; however, you will be at a disadvantage.
What materials are allowed on the contest?
We follow the same rules as AMC and AIME. The materials allowed are rulers, straightedges, compasses, and graph paper. Calculators are not allowed, and computers should only be used to communicate during team rounds.
What topics may appear on the tests?
The topics covered are Algebra, Geometry, Number Theory, and Combinatorics. You can view some sample questions here. Note that sample questions may not be indicative of test difficulty.
How hard are the tests?
For those familiar with math competitions, the difficulty of the tests ranges from early AMC to late AIME problems. You can view some sample questions here. Note that receiving what might be considered a "passing" grade in school will be rather difficult, so don't be discouraged if you don't.
How will the contest be held?
The contest will be held live over Zoom on April 9, 2022. The link will be sent out shortly before the contest date.