The Sprint Round is a round that consists of 30 problems. You have 40 minutes to complete all of the problems. You are not allowed to use calculators, books, or other aids during the round. Calculations may be done on scratch paper. If you finish before time is called, use the remaining time to check your answers.


  • Before 1990, there were 40 sprint round questions, and you had 40 minutes to complete all of the problems.
  • The 2016 State and National Sprint Rounds were fairly hard according to most Mathletes.
  • The Sprint Round is the only part of the individual round in which you cannot use a calculator.
  • For most competitions, the sprint round is usually the first thing mathletes do during the competition. However, some chapter/state competitions do the target round first, and most schools do the target round first as well.