AMC 8/10/12

overview

The AMC 8, 10, and 12 are challenging multiple-choice exams that enhance problem-solving skills across middle and high school mathematics. The AMC 8 focuses on middle school math for students 8th grade or below, AMC 10 covers up to 10th-grade math, and AMC 12 includes advanced high school math topics except calculus. These contests challenge students, foster a love for mathematics, and lay the groundwork for future success in higher-level competitions.

19

Perfect Score

77

Distinguished Honor Roll

211

Honor Roll

247

Achievement Roll

Exam Dates:

AMC 8: Jan 18 – 24, 2024

AMC 10/12: Nov 2024

Grades:

8 and below

10 and below

Exam Duration:

40 minutes

75 minutes

Exam Format:

25 multiple-choice questions

25 multiple-choice questions

AMC 8

The AMC 8 is a 40-minute, multiple-choice exam for middle schoolers, focusing on fundamental math topics to enhance problem-solving skills. It’s available in various formats, including braille and multiple languages, to ensure accessibility.

AMC 10/12

The AMC 10 and AMC 12 are challenging 75-minute exams for students up to grades 10 and 12, covering comprehensive high school math topics like trigonometry and advanced algebra. These exams prepare students for national and international math competitions and are available in braille and large print.

Competition Benefits

Engaging in the AMC 8, 10, and 12 competitions enhances students’ mathematical problem-solving and analytical skills, crucial for both academic and future career success. These contests not only highlight mathematical talents but also serve as stepping stones to more prestigious national and international competitions. Participating students gain significant advantages, including:

  • Enhanced College Applications: Success in these competitions can make a student’s college application stand out, showcasing their commitment and skill in mathematics.
  • Development of Critical Thinking: Regular participation helps develop and hone critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills.
  • Preparation for Advanced Studies: The skills learned and practiced through these contests prepare students for advanced studies in mathematics and related fields, setting a solid foundation for university-level coursework.

Eligibility Criteria

Students interested in the AMC series must meet specific age and grade requirements: AMC 8 is open to students in 8th grade or below, under 14.5 years old; AMC 10 is for those in 10th grade or below, under 17.5 years old; and AMC 12 is available to students in 12th grade or below, under 19.5 years old. These criteria ensure that participants compete among peers of similar educational and age levels, maintaining fair competition standards.

  • AMC 8: Open to students in 8th grade or below, under 14 years of age on the day of the contest.
  • AMC 10: Suitable for students in 10th grade or below, under 17 years of age on the day of the contest.
  • AMC 12: Designed for students in 12th grade or below, under 19 years of age on the contest day.

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