American Mathematics Competitions



What are the Mathematical Association of America’s American Mathematics Competitions?

  • Longest-running, most prestigious math competitions in the US.
  • AMC 8 is for the youngest students, but MAA AMC competitions extend through grade 12 or age 19.5.
  • AMC 8 is a 40-minute, 25-question, multiple-choice competition designed by a team of mathematicians.
  • Free student registration!

Why participate in an AMC?

  • Preparation can have lasting benefits. Students should prepare by working in small groups to solve well-sequenced, challenging problems. When approached this way, the benefits of the preparation stay with them even if they decide not to participate in actual competition.
  • Provides excellent opportunity to develop and enhance problem solving skills.
  • Helps students understand national talent level.
  • Colleges/universities and employers identify AMC participants as students with strong work ethics, perseverance and passion for math.
  • Opportunities for awards and honors.

Who should register for an AMC?

  • Intended for everyone from the average student in a typical school who enjoys mathematics to the very best student at the most special school.
  • AMC 8 is for students aged 8-14.5 years old who do not attend high school. High school students can participate in next levels of competition (AMC 10 and 12).
  • Each year over 350,000 students in roughly 6,000 schools participate in the MAA AMC contests.

When are the AMC in 2016 and 2017?

  • AMC 8: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 AMC 10 and 12: February 7, 2017

Where can I take AMCs?

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  • Ask your school to register as a competition site, or
  • If your school is not registered, contact Dr. Eva Szillery, for assistance.  AMC 8, AMC 10 or AMC 12 is offered at Bowdoin College, Eastern Maine Community College or at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Registration if free, but space is limited. Students are accepted on first come first served basis.

To receive the registration form e-mail Eva Szillery

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