The major format of each tournament should be the individual round and the team round. However, in each tournament location, the format of the competition may vary. See the section Testing Information below for more details.
Each tournament should be open to female students from grades 3 to 8. In each tournament location, the grades accepted for the participants will vary. Due to limited capacity, we may not be able to accommodate every individual who wishes to attend. No student may attend more than one All Girls Math Tournament hosted by Math for Service in a single year.
Most students participate in the team round in teams of 6. Teams can be prearranged or formed on site. Teams can be formed within their grade sections: grades 3-4, grades 5-6, and grades 7-8. Registration is done individually, not in teams. To compete in your prearranged team, ensure that each team member is registered.
Each tournament features an individual round and a team round. Depending on the location, there will also be a speech by a guest speaker, or an activity round.
The tournament includes two individual tests: the Sprint Round and the Target Round, where the answers are single values.
Different versions of tests are given for the different grade sections: grades 3-4, grades 5-6, and grades 7-8. These tests are similar in format to the MATHCOUNTS competitions—however, the difficulty of the tests is adjusted in the different versions for the grades that each version is aimed for.
The Sprint Round is a 30-question test to be completed in 45 minutes. The Target Round is a 8-question test to be completed in 30 minutes. The problems in the Target Round are written to be more difficult than those in the Sprint Round.
The Team Round is a 10-question test to be completed in 20 minutes where all members in the team work together. The test is also based on short answers.
Depending on the tournament location, an additional activity round lasting 20 minutes may be implemented. This could involve a variety of activities, from questions about origami to themed short answer questions.
Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 individuals overall in each grade and the top 2 teams in the Team Round in each grade section.
You may not use books, notes, calculators, pocket organizers, slide-rules, abaci, or any other computational aids. In addition, communication devices such as laptops, PDAs, and cell phones are prohibited.