

The following rounds are offered at the middle school contests mathleague.org sponsors:
 Sprint Round  This is a 40minute round consisting of thirty questions. Students may not use calculators on this round. One point is awarded for each correct answer, with no penalty for questions that are skipped or answered incorrectly.
 Target Round  Four pairs of problems are administered, and students have 6 minutes to complete each pair. Students may use any calculator allowed for use on the SAT. One point is awarded for each correct answer, with no penalty for questions that are skipped or answered incorrectly.
 Team Round  Four team members work together for 20 minutes to answer ten questions. Students may use any calculator allowed for use on the SAT. One point is awarded for each correct answer, with no penalty for questions that are skipped or answered incorrectly.
 Countdown Round  These questions are administered one at a time to students who compete head to head to determine individual winners at each contest site. No calculators are allowed.
Answers must be fully simplified and, where appropriate, given in the format asked for in the question. Units of measurement are not required and should be omitted.
Scoring:
For purposes of awards, an individual's overall score is obtained by adding the student's sprint round score to twice the target round score. A maximum individual total would be 46 points (30 for sprint, 16 for twice target). Ties are broken by comparing students' sprint scores (weighted by item analysis), then by comparing target scores (weighted by item analysis).
For purposes of awards, a school's overall score (the "sweepstakes" score) is obtained by adding the top 4 individual point totals from the school, dividing by 4, and adding twice the school's top score on the team round. A maximum team total would be 66 points (46 points if the team had four members with perfect individual scores, 20 for the team test). Ties are broken by comparing team round scores (weighted by item analysis). If teams are still tied, the fourth highest individual scores that contributed to the tied sweepstakes scores will be compared (highest ranking score wins the tie), after which the third highest and then second highest indivudual scores will be compared if necessary. Schools are only eligible for sweepstakes awards if at least two students from the school take each test.
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