Minnesota State High School Mathematics League

Over thirty years of challenging Minnesota math students. Sponsored by Augsburg University

State Tournament

2021 INVITATIONAL EVENT: MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2021 4:00-5:30 pm

2021 MATH BOWL AND TOURNAMENT: MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2021 9:00 am – 12:30 pm. 

The 2021 37th Annual Invitational Event and State Tournament will be held online. All events will be held via Zoom. 

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Please note: These events are not open to the general public because of space limitations.

The 37th annual Minnesota State High School Math League state tournament for the 2019-2020 season will be held Monday, March 9th, at South St. Paul Secondary School. Students compete for team and individual awards.


The day begins with the Invitational Event held at South St. Paul Secondary School. Students who compete in the Invitational Event have qualified either by winning their division in the regular season; being one of the top 50 students statewide or have received an at-large invitation. The Invitational Event consists of a 30 minute test of 14 questions of increasing difficulty.


Next up is the ever-popular Math Bowl in the South St. Paul Secondary School Auditorium. The top ten scorers from the Invitational Event qualify to participate. This event is for fun only and is a quick-response, elimination competition. Eight or more math questions are asked until all students are eliminated except one. The students have 30 to 120 seconds to answer each question and hold up their written answers on a large placard in front of their cheering peers in the audience. The correct answers and how to solve them are shown on a screen when time is called. The winner of the Math Bowl receives a trophy.


The main tournament competition now begins. The teams and individuals begin the first round of the tournament exams at 2:00 PM and the team event is completed by 4:30 PM. The day concludes with an awards ceremony where trophies are presented to the top scoring teams, the top scoring all-around individuals, and the most improved team.

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