American Mathematics Contest 8, 10 & 12
The American Mathematics Competitions, AMC 8, AMC 10, and AMC 12, are designed to increase interest in mathematics and to develop problem solving through competitions. Teachers and schools benefit by forming mathematics clubs in schools, preparing students for the competitions, and having the chance to challenge students with interesting math questions which are aligned with curriculum standards at all levels of difficulty. Students also benefit from preparing for and participating in the competitions by learning problem solving skills, gaining the opportunity to learn and achieve through competition, and meeting students with the same interest in math from different parts of the country.
Students who meet the requirements may be invited to the American Invitational Mathematics Examination, AIME. The result of AIME determines which students could be a part of the USAMO (United States of America Mathematics Olympic) which is a 6 question, 9-hour (in 2 days), essay and proof exam. In addition, results are considered by major universities, such as MIT, for admission.
The AMC 8 was organized by The Department of Mathematics of the University of Texas at Brownsville on November 13th, 2012. Each school hosted the competition for their students. The Department of Mathematics provided all schools with proctors. Almost 300 students from 16 schools participated in the competition. The Award Ceremony took place at our campus on November 16th.
The AMC 10 & 12 will follow on February 20, 2013, with the Award Ceremony at the UTB Arts Center at 10 am on February 23. All Rio Grande Valley schools are invited to participate. The University of Texas at Brownsville will host the competition at two time slots, 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm, but the option of proctoring at a school campus is also available.
Over 150 high-school students from public and private schools of the valley are expected to participate. The Department of Mathematics will continue to host these competitions every year in order to increase interest in mathematics in middle-school and high-school students and to give them opportunity to test their knowledge and competition skills. We hope that the American Mathematics Competitions will open doors to many more opportunities and bright future for the students of the Rio Grande Valley.
- Sample problems from AMC8, Sample problems (part II) , Sample problems (part III)
- Sample problems from AMC10/12 : 1, 2, 3, 4.
- Problems for training AMC10/12 2013: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
For more information, please contact Alexey Glazyrin by email Alexey.Glazyrin@utb.edu or Shaghayegh Setayesh by email Shaghayegh.Setayesh1@utb.edu, or check the AMC website