The American Mathematics Contest (AMC) is an extremely important contest for any students interested in pursuing a STEM education and career. Many of the elite universities use AMC scores to sort out the many applicants who easily achieve 800 SAT math scores.
Our Metroplex Math Circle students are particularly fortunate to have access to Dr. Titu Andreescu as they prepare themselves to take the test. Dr. Andreescu was the director of the AMC and coach of the US International Mathematical Olympiad team, whose members are selected from among the very best performers in the AMC, AIME and USAMO sequence of contests.
Students should make sure that their schools are offering the A version of the AMC 10 and 12 tests on February 7th. For those students who do not have access to the test at their school or who are homeschooled, Dr. Andreescu will be offering the test at UT Dallas on February 22, 2012. Please leave a comment below if you would like to register to take the test at UT Dallas so we can order sufficient tests.
The “10″ and “12″ refer to the maximum grade in which the test may be taken, however, there is no lower limit on the age of the participant. Many of our younger students take it with the goal of improving their performance each year and identifying areas to focus their studies. One extraordinary elementary student, under Dr. Andreescu’s tutelage, even achieved a perfect score on the AMC 10!