New England Match

The New England math match is known as NEAML (New England Association of Math Leagues). For practice questions from past NEAML matches, please click here.

Date and Location
The New England match takes place on a Friday in late April. A large number of teams meet after school at Canton High School in Canton, MA.

For the date of this year’s New England match, please see here.

Qualification
The top three schools in FCML automatically qualify.
Additionally, in each division of the state match, the highest school among those that haven’t already qualified via their own leagues qualifies for the New England match.

Divisions
The New England match consists of three divisions: small schools, medium schools, and large schools.
Small schools are schools with fewer than 450 students in grades 10, 11, and 12.
Medium schools are schools with between 450 and 850 students in grades 10, 11, and 12.
Large schools are schools with more than 850 students in grades 10, 11, and 12.
(Please note that these criteria are different from those applicable to the Connecticut state match.)

Team sizes
Small schools: 6 students
Medium schools: 6 students
Large schools: 8 students
Note: there are no B-teams at the New England match.

Students on the team
Small and medium schools: Each team has a maximum of three seniors and a maximum of five juniors and seniors combined.
Large schools: Each team has a maximum of three seniors and a maximum of six juniors and seniors combined.

Format
Six individual rounds, ten minutes each round, no calculator.
Three questions on each round.
Each student takes three rounds.
Small and medium schools: each round includes three students; Large schools: each round includes 4 students
The team round is 12 minutes, no calculator.
Small and medium schools must enter three students in each individual round; large schools must enter four students in each individual round.

Scoring
Individual rounds: Q1: 1 point; Q2: 2 points; Q3: 3 points
Team round: Small and medium schools: 3 points for each question; Large schools: 4 points for each question

Topics
Round 1: Arithmetic and Number Theory
Round 2: Algebra I
Round 3: Geometry
Round 4: Algebra II
Round 5: Analytic Geometry
Round 6: Trig and Complex Numbers

For access to recent NEAML questions, please click here.