About SMT

SUMO is the Stanford University Mathematical Organization. We are the by-students-for-students math club on campus. We host various events that are open to everyone: math majors and non-math majors, graduate and undergraduate.


The Stanford Math Tournament (SMT) is an annual student-run math competition for high school students held online. SMT aims to encourage interest in math by providing students from around the world an opportunity to work on fun and challenging problems and to meet other students interested in math.

Teams compete in groups of up to eight students.

Team Portion

The Team Round is an 50-minute exam consisting of 15 short answer questions.

Power Portion

The Power Round is an 80-minute exam focused on proof-writing.

Guts Portion

The Guts Round is an 80-minute team exam consisting of 9 series of 4 questions each, whereby teams must submit answers to a previous round in order to gain access to the next.

Individual Portion

Students may choose to take two subject tests in a specific topic or take a single, longer General Test. The Subject Tests are 50-minute exams consisting of 10 short answer questions. The subjects offered are Algebra, Combinatorics, Number Theory, and Geometry. The General Test is a 110-minute exam consisting of 25 short answer questions. For Grades 4 to 8 students.

Frequently Asked Questions

Teams consist of 8 students.

Yes, with one exception. Established math institutions such as A-Star and Euler Circle are invited to send teams with students that do not attend the same high schools.