BmMT Online Logistics

Important Dates

Date

Registration Period

Price Per Student

December 25, 2020 - February 6, 2021
Normal Registration
$8
February 7, 2021 - February 20, 2021
Late Registration
$10
February 27 & 28, 2021
Tournament Days
No registration after February 20

Schedule (Tournament Day 1)

Time (PT)

Event

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Opening Ceremony
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Puzzle Round
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Individual Round
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Activities (TBA)
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Problem Disputes
By 6:00 PM
Tiebreakers Announced Via Email and Posted on Website

Schedule (Tournament Day 2)

Time (PST)

Event

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Individual Tiebreaker Rounds
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Pacer Round
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Team Round
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Activities (TBA)
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Problem Disputes
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Award Ceremony

General Information

Overview and Registration

BmMT 2021 will be online. Registration will open on Friday, December 25, 2020. The tournament will consist of four rounds. The puzzle round and individual round will be held on tournament day one which is February 27, 2021 . The pacer and team rounds will be held on the tournament day two which is February 28, 2021 .

The normal registration deadline will be February 6, 2021. The late registration deadline to participate is February 20, 2021.

Registration Policy

This is a tournament for students up to the 8th grade . Only students who have not entered high school are able to participate in this tournament. Coaches can sign up for an account with us first. Then, after signing up, they can view their portal which will contain information about current tournament signups and previous tournaments that they have attended. They may register teams in any of the current active tournaments during the time period between when registration opens, and the late registration deadline. Coaches may register up to 5 people per team .

Once registered, coaches must pay for each team through the portal by the normal registration deadline, February 6, 2021 for a price of $8 per person. If they pay afterwards, they will automatically be charged the late registration fee of $10 per person. If they cannot make the late registration deadline, February 20, 2021 , those teams must contact the BMT organization in order to pay. Payment will be $20 per person for those teams. If for whatever reason, your cannot pay via PayPal, please contact us at finance@bmt.berkeley.edu

Once coaches have paid for a team, their ability to edit said team will be limited to basic team information and substitutions . Any other changes that are to be made, must be made by contacting us directly at questions@bmt.berkeley.edu before the tournament.

Pricing

  • Pricing will be based on individuals. For each individual, we will have a $8 participation fee.
  • Late Registration will be $10 per person.
  • We will not be accepting any registration past February 20.
  • Payment will be through a PayPal where credit cards are accepted.
  • For any payment issues or if you would like us to issue you an invoice, please contact finance@bmt.berkeley.edu .

Waivers

Our waivers are fully online. Coaches, on your waiver portal, there will now be options to enter parental email addresses. Once those addresses are entered, waivers will be sent to those emails for students/parents to fill out. Once this is done, you should see it reflected in your portal. We are no longer accepting paper waivers on tournament day!

Puzzle Round-Tournament Weekend Day 1

The puzzle round consists of a variety of mathematical challenges designed to promote inductive reasoning and lateral thinking. The team’s performance on this round contributes 20% to the overall team score. The specific skills and techniques requisite for the puzzle round will be kept secret until the day of the tournament, and as such, no example problems will be provided. However you can look at the archive for examples from previous years. The puzzle round will take approximately 90 minutes to complete, 60 minutes for the actual contest and 30 minutes for setup and an instructional reading period. The rounds will take place over a Zoom Webinar. More information on the logistics of each contest will be released soon.

Individual - Tournament Weekend Day 1

  1. Held live on Zoom February 27, 2021.
  2. Individual is 20 Questions for 60 minutes
  3. Contestants will take the test live on a Zoom call. More details about the logistics of such a zoom call will be released soon.
  4. Tests will be released via gradescope. Information on how to create a gradescope account will be released to coaches soon.

Tiebreaker - Tournament Weekend Day 2

  1. Tiebreakers will be held live on February 28, 2021.
  2. Coaches will be informed via email and contestants will be invited with a Zoom link to participate in the tiebreaker round on February 28 after the grading period concludes. This website's announcement page will be updated with a notice that tiebreaker invitation emails have been emailed out to coaches.

Pacer Round- Tournament Weekend Day 2

    The pacer round consists of 20 short answer questions, to be answered in a Kahoot-style quiz. Each question has a time limit of 1 minute, and students may work with their teams on questions. The team’s performance on this round contributes 10% to the overall team score. See previous BmMT speed rounds in the archive for example problems for an idea of what the problems may look like. We will likely be using the site Mentimeter for our round. Students will simply need to click on a link provided to them at a the start of the round. The round will be over a Zoom Webinar, but more information on the round will be released later.

Team - Tournament Weekend Day 2

  1. Live on a Zoom Webinar after the Tiebreaker on February 28.
  2. The round is 20 questions and will last for 30 minutes.
  3. The exam will be released on Gradescope on the day of the competition.
  4. Each team will submit one answer for each question on Gradescope. The team will have a specific account on Gradescope for taking the test.

Scoring

Scoring will be as follows:

  • Individual: To calculate the focus / individual score, we will take the average of every team member's score on their individual portion if the team has 3, 4, or 5 members. If the team has less than that many members, we will add 0's until the team has reached at least 3 scores, of which we will take the average. In total, this will account for 40% of the score.
  • Team round will account for 30% of the overall score.
  • Puzzle round will account for 20% of the overall score.
  • Pacer round will account for 10% of the overall score.
  • All scores for a given round will be normalized by either the top 10 or the top 10% of scores, whichever is bigger.

Problem Disputes

Problem disputes for all rounds will be held over zoom. After each test has been completed, full solutions will be released for each round via email and text. Once this has been done, we will have a zoom call ready for any disputes to be resolved.

Internet Connection Issues

All tests will be held through Gradescope. Test will also be released via PDF. If for whatever reason there are internet connectivity problems, please email submissions@bmt.berkeley.edu with your submsision.

Awards

  1. Coaches are asked to provide one mailing address upon registration for their team. All team members’ awards, gift card prizes, and certificates will be mailed to this mailing address or emailed to the coach
  2. An award ceremony recognizing the winners of each round and honorable mentions will be live-streamed on YouTube.
  3. Participants will be allowed in the Zoom call, while other spectators are asked to use the Youtube live stream link.
  4. Physical awards will be mailed out and certificates will be sent via email to coaches along with score reports.

Proctoring Requirements & Anti-Cheating Measures

  1. Contestants will be assigned to a Zoom call for the individual round. Cameras and microphones are not required to be on.
  2. Zoombombing is strictly prohibited and other similar distracting behavior will result in disqualification as per discretion of the proctor. This policy is not a game to be defeated; such circumventions will result in disqualification for this tournament and for future online and in-person tournaments.
  3. Unsportsmanlike conduct (such as deliberately trying to circumvent established rules) is prohibited.
  4. Pencil and paper are the only tools allowed for all rounds.
  5. Coaches will be required to consolidate a timestamped PDF of their teams’ scrap work to submit for an audit if requested.

Technology Requirements

  1. Sign agreement and parental consent form through portal.
  2. Contestants are not required to have a Zoom account, but are strongly encouraged to have the Zoom app downloaded on desktop. In browser zoom calls are known to be slower. Please download the desktop app at zoom.us
  3. Contestants are required to sign up for a gradescope account . More details will be released about gradescope closer to the tournament.