The Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament (HMMT) is an annual math tournament for high school students, held at MIT and at Harvard in alternate years. It is run exclusively by MIT and Harvard students. Most of us participated in math contests in high school, and we try to incorporate what we liked best about those competitions into HMMT. We hope this will make the contest both challenging and entertaining for all the participants.
Five individual tests (a General Test and four Subject Tests: Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, and Combinatorics) and two team events (the Team Round and the Guts Round) will comprise the major events of the Tournament. A portion of the day will also be devoted to numerous mini-events, as described below.
This year, we will have two divisions for the Team Round. The A Division will be composed almost exclusively of difficult proof problems, comparable to those from previous years. The B Division will have simpler proofs and/or short answer questions, designed so that teams with less experience with proof questions can have an enjoyable problem solving experience. Teams entered in the B division will not be eligible for Sweepstakes awards. The division designation only affects the Team Round and Sweepstakes awards.
Each school may attempt to register as many teams as it wishes; a team comprises up to eight individuals. We may not be able to allow all teams to attend; see our registration policy for details. The event is intended for high school students, but any student not yet in high school who wishes to compete is welcome to come. A coach may bring teams that include students from multiple schools or homeschooled students.