American Mathematics Contests
The Faculty of the UWF Department of Mathematics and Statistics are proud to host area high school students as they participate in the annual American Mathematics Contest 10/12
When is the competition?
The AMC 10/12 B competition will be held Wednesday, November 16, 2022, in the University Commons Auditorium, Building 22, beginning at 8:00 am CST. The large auditorium is downstairs and all students will take the test there.
What is the AMC10/12?
The AMC 10 and AMC 12 are both 25-question, 75-minute, multiple-choice examinations in high school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills.
The AMC 10 is for students in 10th grade and below and covers the high school curriculum up to 10th grade. Students in grade 10 or below and under 17.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 10. The AMC 12 covers the entire high school curriculum, including trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry, but excluding calculus. Students in grade 12 or below and under 19.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 12.
The AMC 10/12 provides an opportunity for high school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. The AMC 10/12 is the first in a series of competitions that eventually lead all the way to the International Mathematical Olympiad (see Invitational Competitions).The AMC 10/12 is also available in braille in print administration only and large print in online administration only.
The Mathematical Association of America wants to increase interest in mathematics and to develop problem-solving through a friendly, and fun, competition.
FAQs for the AMC 10/12
- What's covered on the AMC 10 and 12?
The AMC 10 covers mathematics normally associated with grades 9 and 10. The AMC 10 assumes knowledge of elementary algebra; basic geometry knowledge including the Pythagorean Theorem, area and volume formulas; elementary number theory; and elementary probability. What are excluded are trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry. The AMC 12 covers the entire high school mathematics curriculum, including the above as well as trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry but excludes calculus.
- Who is eligible to participate in the competition?
Students with a passion for problem-solving who are in grade 10 or below and under 17.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 10. Students in grade 12 or below and under 19.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 12.
- How to participate in the competition?
Students who want to participate in the AMC 10/12 competition should fill out the registration form.
Dr. Shusen Pu, Assistant Professor
Mathematics Competition Committee
University of West Florida