The VerityMC consists of three individual sections: Speed Round, Accuracy Round, and Showdown. The competition also involves one team round, the Guts Round (tentative for 2022). The competition will be held live over Zoom, with proctors present to address any issues and ensure the smoothness of the round. Students must be present for the entirety of the round, with cameras on, for their score to be counted. Information for each round can be found below. The point values and placements of the top students will be released on our website.
Problems solved correctly will be awarded full credit, while unsolved, incorrect, or blank answers will not receive any credit. The window for students to submit answers on the Google Form will be determined during the competition, with a maximum 30 minute buffer for technical difficulties. Submissions after the timer ends will not be accepted. Students may be asked to sign an honor pledge stating that they did not in any way cheat on the examination, nor did the students share the contents of the competition with anyone for the duration of the exam. Personal results for each individual student will be emailed to the student and the parent.
Speed Round (150 pts)
The speed round consists of 25 problems to be solved in 45 minutes, ranging from elementary math to AMC 10 levels. Problems are arranged in increasing difficulty, where problems of higher difficulties will be worth more points. Point values for each question will be located to the left of every problem, where the total score is 150 points.
All answers are integers between 0 and 9999 inclusive, and are submitted through a Google Form. There will be a ten minute buffer time to adjust for technical difficulties and grading.
Accuracy Round (150 pts)
The accuracy round consists of 10 problems to be solved in 45 minutes, ranging from early AMC 8 to late AMC 10 levels. Problems are arranged in increasing difficulties, where problems of higher difficulties will be worth more points. Point values for each question will be located to the left of every problem, where the total score is 150 points.
All answers are integers from 0 to 9999 inclusive, and are submitted through a Google Form released during the competition. There will be a fifteen minute buffer time to adjust for technical difficulties and grading.
Showdown Round (Elimination)
The top eight scorers of the Speed and Accuracy rounds combined will participate in the Showdown round. This round will be sorted in an elimination bracket, where students “face-off” by solving problems live through a Zoom break-out room. Students will be sorted into the elimination bracket based on their scores on the other rounds, where the top scorer will be on the top and the second scorer will be on the bottom, and so on.
Winners of each round are determined by the first to reach 2 points, where answers will be typed or shouted out in the breakout room. Each question is worth one point, and the first to submit the answer and get it correctly receive the point. If a student gets the problem wrong, the other student will only have one chance to answer the question before another problem takes its place. There is a time limit of 120 seconds per problem. If no one solves the question, another question will take its place and no one will receive a point. Proctors will be in each breakout room to show the problems through a shared screen. Each round will last around five minutes, where the complete Showdown round will last around 60 minutes.
While the Showdown Round is occurring, students who did not place in the top 8 will have a chance to compete in a casual showdown style round in a separate Zoom room. Those who wish to compete will be selected by random and “face off” 1 against 1. The first student to answer the question correctly wins. If their answer is wrong, the other student will have a chance to answer as well. If both contestants get the question wrong, another question will take its place. The winner then competes against another challenger. A contestant is eliminated when they lose a “face-off”. Any contestant who wins three in a row will also be eliminated so more people can get the opportunity to participate.
Guts Round (Team)
The Guts Round, new for VerityMC 2022, is an optional round for students who sign up as a team. Within this round, teams of 4 students will receive 60 minutes to work on eight sets of three problems. The problems will be ordered in ascending difficulty and point value. Once a team finishes a set of problems and turns in their solutions, they will promptly receive another set until they have completed all of the problems given. Additional details regarding this round will be announced later.