American Mathematics Competitions:
AMC 8
The AMC 8 is a national mathematics
competition for students in grades 8 and below. The
exam is a 40 minute, 25 question exam with problems covering
topics such as probability, estimation, percent, spatial
visualization, everyday applications, reading and
interpreting graphs. Other topics may also be covered
on the exam.
The exam in 2006 will be given at each
participating school on Tuesday, November 14, 2006.
Each participating school receives a copy
of the contest and solutions, individual school results,
school awards, an engraved school award plaque and the
National Summary of Results. In addition the top
scoring student in each state receives a plaque.
RoseHulman Institute of Technology offers
a $5,000, a $3,000, and a $2,000 renewable scholarships to
the top three students from the state of Indiana. In
case of ties, the scholarships will be award on the basis of
the scores the students receive on the AMC 10 exam.
For more information and online
registration visit the AMC Competitions web site.
AMC 10 and
AMC 12
The AMC 10 and AMC 12 or national
mathematics competitions for students in grades 10
and under, and grades 12 and under respectively.
Both exams are 75 minutes in length and have 25
questions covering a wide range of high school
mathematical topics excluding calculus.
Students who score 100 or more on
the AMC 12, and students who do very well on the AMC
10, are invited to take the American Invitational
Mathematics Exam (AIME). The AMC 12 and AIME
are the first steps towards the selection of the
United States Mathematical Olympiad Team which
competes each year with teams from other countries
in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).
The AMC 10 and AMC 12 will be
given on Tuesday, February 6, 2007, and
Wednesday, February 21, 2007.
For more information and online
registration visit the AMC Competitions
website.
