The problems in this competition comes from Náboj. This is a competition designed for teams of students that represent their schools. The whole competition takes 30 minutes during which the teams are trying to solve as many given problems as possible.
At the beginning of the competition each team receives four problems. As soon as the team correctly solves all of the problems, it receives a new one. The solutions of the problems are usually numerical. The team that solves most problems correctly in the given time limit wins.
Participation in the competition is free of charge.
ABOUT THE PROBLEMS
Difficulty of the problems is appropriate both for students inexperienced in mathematical contests and for students who have already finished high school. This is achieved by arranging the problems in order of their perceived difficulty. The problems differ considerably from the routine school exercises which usually require only direct application of a given method: the problems require certain amount of inventiveness and ingenuity. Success in the competition does not depend on the individual abilities of the team members only but also on their efficient cooperation. Apart from enhancing imagination and logical reasoning our goal is to attract people to the endless beauty hidden in mathematics.
This competition is a team competition primarily for high school students. Teams consist of at most four members. Anybody can compete.
Schools can be enrolled for participation using one account.
4. THE COMPETITION START
The contestants can participate from anywhere, the only necessary condition is a stable internet connection. The organizers will not be held liable for any damage caused by a poor internet connection on the side of contestants. The members of the team do not have to be together in person during the competition, however, it is recommended for easier communication if they have the option.
5. SOLVING THE PROBLEMS
The Contestants work on any of the four problems they have; the solution is either a single number or multiple numbers. As soon as the team concludes that their result to a problem is correct, they submit it through the competition interface. If the solution is correct, they will be notified and a new problem will unlock. The number of submissions to a given problem is unlimited. Submitting an incorrect solution for one problem does not influence other problems.
7. THE END OF THE COMPETITION
The competition lasts thirty minutes. After that time has passed, it will no longer be possible to submit any solutions in the competition interface.
8. THE WINNER
In every category wins the local team that solved the highest number of problems.
9. PERMITTED TOOLS
Unlike in the regular competition, it is permitted to use any tools available. However, it is not allowed to receive help from people not participating in the competition. Furthermore, any communication or cooperation between different teams during the competition is strictly forbidden. (The contestants are also forbidden to deliberately destabilize the competition interface).
10. STATUTE OF THE RULES
These rules are obligatory for all participating teams regardless of the competition location. By its registration the team confirms that they have read and understood the rules, and that they will comply with them during competition. Failure to comply with the rules may result in disqualifying the team.