Stanford Math Tournament 2023 Online


DATE: April 9, 2023
LOCATION: Online, PST Timezone
WHO: High School and Middle School students
TEAM SIZE: 6-8 (smaller teams may be combined with others to make full teams)
COST: $10 early bird registration per student, $15 regular registration, $25 last-minute registration (Financial Aid available on request!)

Registration Information

In order to properly register for SMT Online, all of the following steps must be completed by the coach and students:

  1. Coaches must make payment for participating students on Eventbrite. Seats purchased on Eventbrite will be reflected in ContestDojo within two business days.
  2. Coaches must create a coaches account ContestDojo and register thir organization for SMT 2023 Online.
  3. Coaches must invite students on ContestDojo by email or organization join code.
  4. Students must join the organization and fill out the registration form.
  5. Coaches organize their students into teams.

Registration Timeline

Feburary 27, 2023: SMT Online Registration opens
March 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM PT: Early Bird ($10/student) registration deadline
March 29, 2023: Regular ($15/student) registration deadline
April 6, 2023: Late ($25/student) registration deadline
April 7, 2023: Deadline for student waiver submission.
April 9, 2023: SMT Online!!!
April 16, 2023: SMT Online Award Ceremony

Contest Schedule

Tournament Schedule (8:30 AM-4:30 PM PT)
8:30 AM-9:00 AMEvent Checkin
9:00 AM-9:30 AMOpening Ceremony
9:30 AM-11:00 AMPower Round (80 min)
11:00 AM-12:00 PMTeam Round (50 min)
12:00 PM-1:00 PMLunch Break (60 min)
1:00 PM-3:00 PMIndividual Round(s)
3:00 PM-4:30 PMGuts Round (80 min)

*Schedule subject to change. Note that there is built-in buffer time to explain instructions and assist with technical difficulties.*

Test Information

The Power Round is a 80-minute exam focused on proof-writing. The content of the test focuses on a single subject matter that is usually significantly different from traditional competitive math problems.

The Team Round is a 50-minute exam consisting of 15 short answer questions.

The Guts Round is an 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. Subsequent rounds are both harder and worth more points than previous rounds.

For the individual portion, students may choose to take two subject tests in a specific topic or take a single, longer General Test.

The Individual Round(s) are the rounds taken independent of your teams.


Q: How many students may be on a team?

A: Teams consist of 6-8 members. Individuals and incomplete teams may be combined by organizers to form complete teams.

Q: Do students on the same team have to be from the same school or established mathematical organization?

A: No, you are free to form teams from outside of your school/in your area.

Q: Can I register for SMT 2023 Online as an individual?

A: To register as an individual, have a parent form an org on ContestDojo and add you as the singular student to your own team. During the registration process when creating the team, there will be a question asking you if you want us to combine you with other incomplete teams so that you can also officially participate in the team rounds.

Q: What schools or organizations can participate in SMT?

A: SMT 2023 Online will be open to all students.

Q: Can international teams participate in SMT Online? If so, how do they register?

A: Yes, as long as they are able to take the tests in PST time.

Q: PST time does not work for me. What do I do?

A: You can participate in SMT Asynchronous.

Q: Will SMT Online have Awards?

A: There are no physical awards, but we will be announcing results and providing digital certificates of achievement.

Q: Are calculators allowed?

A: No. Calculators are not allowed on any portion of the tests. Check the SMT rules for information on permitted items.

Q: What topics may appear on the tests? How hard are the tests?

A: See the mathematical expectations document for guidelines on what topics may appear on each test. It is also advisable to look at the test from previous years in order to get a sense of the typical style and difficulty of SMT tests.

Q: Which individual test should I take?

A: If you have little or no experience with contest math, we strongly recommend you take the General Test. Looking at past tests will help you get a sense of the difficulty of each test.

Q: Can I use the problems from previous SMT tests listed below in my classroom/book/etc?

A: Yes! Feel free to use these problems provided you cite us in the format (Stanford Math Tournament [Year] [Round] [Problem #])