# AMC Information

# AMC testing cancelled through ECAE

Per the AMC website, they will no longer allow us to handle AMC testing since we are classified as a Learning Center:

**Q. #10.** How do we get our organization (home schools, learning centers, testing center, etc.) involved in the AMC contests?

**A. #10.** We prefer to offer our contest to public schools, a few government accredited private schools, colleges and universities.

For those interested in taking the AMC’s, the Math Department at the **University of Minnesota** is now offering the exam’s. Please email them for more information; you can also visit their website: mathcep.umn.edu/contact/

From our understanding, they are only offering the “A” date for the AMC 10 & AMC 12 which is on 05, February 2013 at 3:00pm. They do not currently plan on doing the “B” date.

If we find further information, we will post it here.

**ECAE offers the AMC 8, AMC 10, AMC 12, and AIME for those students who are unable to take these exams at their school.**

## The American Mathematics Competitions:

- Is dedicated to the goal of strengthening the mathematical capabilities of our nation’s youth. We believe that one way to meet this goal is to identify, recognize and reward excellence in mathematics through a series of national contests.
- What happens before and after the AMC Contests can have lasting educational value. Talents will be enhanced if one practices beforehand, by working through previous examinations, by participating in math leagues and, most importantly, by studying mathematics more intensely than one normally does in school.

** AMC’s Contests and Programs **

- American Mathematics Contest 8 – AMC 8
- American Mathematics Contest 10 – AMC 10
- American Mathematics Contest 12 – AMC 12
- American Invitational Mathematics Examination – AIME
- United States of America Mathematical Olympiad – USAMO
- United States of America Junior Mathematical Olympiad – USAJMO
- Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program – MOSP
- International Mathematical Olympiad – IMO

**American Mathematics Competition 8 (AMC 8 )**

The AMC 8 is a 25 question, 40 minute multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem solving skills. The examination provides an opportunity to apply the concepts taught at the junior high level to problems which not only range from easy to difficult but also cover a wide range of applications. Many problems are designed to challenge students and to offer problem solving experiences beyond those provided in most junior high school mathematics classes. Calculators are not allowed starting in 2008. High scoring students are invited to participate in the AMC 10.

**American Mathematics Competition 10 (AMC 10)**

The AMC 10 is a 25 question, 75 minute multiple choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with pre-calculus concepts. The main purpose of the AMC 10 is to spur interest in mathematics and to develop talent through the excitement of solving challenging problems in a timed multiple-choice format. The problems range from the very easy to the extremely difficult. Students who participate in the AMC 10 should find that most of the problems are challenging but within their grasp. The contest is intended for everyone from the average student at a typical school who enjoys mathematics to the very best student at the most special school.

**American Mathematics Competition 12 (AMC 12)**

The AMC 12 is a 25 question, 75 minute multiple choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with pre-calculus concepts. Calculators are not allowed starting in 2008. The main purpose of the AMC 12 is to spur interest in mathematics and to develop talent through solving challenging problems in a timed multiple-choice format. What happens before and after the AMC 12 can have lasting educational value. Talents will be enhanced if one practices beforehand, by working through previous examinations, by participating in math leagues and, most importantly, by studying mathematics more intensely than one normally does in high school.

**American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME)**

The AIME (American Invitational Mathematics Examination) is an intermediate examination between the AMC 10 or AMC 12 and the USAMO. All students who took the AMC 12 and achieved a score of 100 or more out of a possible 150 or were in the top 5% are invited to take the AIME. All students who took the AMC 10 and had a score of 120 or more out of a possible 150, or were in the top 2.5% also qualify for the AIME.