Berkeley mini Math Tournament

The Berkeley mini Math Tournament (BmMT) is a middle school math competition hosted by the Bay Area Math Tournament Group. It is a team competition, with each team having up to 5 participants.

Region: California
Type: Free Response
Difficulty: 1 - 3.5
Difficulty Breakdown:

Individual: 2-2.5 (Problems 1-10), 3-3.5 (Problems 11-20)
Speed: 1-2.5
Team: 2-2.5 (Problems 1-10), 2.5-3.5 (Problems 11-20)


There are four rounds in BmMT: Puzzle, Individual, Team, and Relay.

In the Puzzle Round, teams will work together to solve various puzzles, all of which follow a certain theme or style.

In the Individual Round, each contestant will solve 20 problems alone in 60 minutes.

In the Team Round, teams will work together to solve 20 problems in 60 minutes.

In the Relay Round, teams will work together to solve 20 problems in 40 minutes, where some problems' answers depend on the answers to previous problems.

All problems are free response, and legible writing is needed. All answers must be exact and simplified. Also, calculators are not allowed in the competition.


The test mostly covers material from the Common Core State Standards, but with more critical thinking required. Additionally, problems cover quadratics, combinatorics, and divisibility. Trigonometry and logarithms will not be on the BmMT.

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