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Do you have a student interested in competing in the American Mathematics Competitions?  For those who would like more information about these tests, here is a guide to math competitions as well as a link to the Mathematical Association of Americaamcmedal

Eligibility requirements for taking exams at University of Texas at Dallas:

  • Students can only sit for exams at a University test site if and only if their school does not offer the exam or they are ineligible to take the exam at their school (e.g., the school only offers the AMC 8 to eighth graders and your student is in 7th grade).
  • Parents must approach their schools first for students to take the exam at that location before registering at UT Dallas.
  • Students can register for the AMC 10A OR the AMC 12A (not both) and/or the AMC 10B OR the AMC 12B (not both).  You CANNOT take the 10A and the 12A, but you can take the 10A and the 12B (which are administered on different days and have different questions).  This is because the 10/12 tests have 5 to 10 questions which are the same.  This means, you CANNOT register for the 10A at your school and then take the AMC 12A at UT Dallas or vice versa.
  • Students can only take the exams for which they are the right grades/age.
    • AMC 8 – can only be taken by students who are in 8th grade or below and 14.5 years old and below.
    • AMC 10 – can only be taken by students who are in 10th grade or below and 17.5 years old and below.
    • AMC 12 – can only be taken by students who are in 12th grade or below and 19.5 years old and below.
Exam Dates
  • AMC 8 Contest –Tuesday, November 14, 2017
  • AMC 10/12 A –Wednesday, February 7, 2018
  • AMC 10/12 B –Thursday, February 15, 2018
  • AIME I* — Tuesday, March 6, 2018 (invitation only based on AMC scores)
  • AIME II* — Wednesday, March 21, 2018 (invitation only based on AMC scores)
  • USA(J)MO — April 18 & 19, 2018 (invitation only based on AMC plus AIME scores)

*Please note:  UT Dallas will only offer one AIME test date (AIME I OR AIME II) which will be announced at a later time.

Registration Process

Students who wish to register for the AMC 8, AMC 10A/12A OR the AMC 10B/12B, please read the following important information:

  • Registration MUST take place in person, however, parents can register their students who need not be present for the registration.
  • The fee is $10/per test.  Please bring EXACT change.
  • If a student is eligible to take the test(s) at their school, they must take it there per MAA regulations.
  • Please check exam dates above to know when the exam will be held.  All exams are held after 5pm at UT Dallas – exact times and room number announced at a later date (refer to “On the Exam Date” below).  Students must arrive 15 minutes prior to the exam time.
  • Review the Registration Dates information below to know how and when to sign up.
  • Please note that this is a service we offer to the community so that talented young mathematicians have the opportunity to participate in these competitions – we volunteer our time to make this happen so please read this information carefully to have your questions answered.  For additional concerns email Kathy at kathy.cordeiro at gmail.comDo not call UT Dallas, for questions regarding these contests​. If you do you will be referred back to us.

Registration Dates

Three registration dates are available for each exam.  In order to have time to order the proper number of tests, registration must take place approximately 2 weeks before the exam date.  All registrations take place in person at the UT Dallas Visitor’s Center by the tables across from the bookstore (look for Kathy Cordeiro).

Familiarize yourself with UT Dallas parking policies and locations.  We are not responsible for providing directions nor parking information.

  • AMC 8 – Registration Dates (Kathy will NOT be present at UT Dallas outside these dates and times).

    • September 30, Saturday, 2-3:30pm
    • October 8, Sunday, 2-3:30pm
    • October 21, Saturday, 2-3:30pm
  • AMC 10/12 – Registration Dates
    • Registration dates to be announced.

BEFORE THE EXAM DATE:

  • Review the UT Dallas parking policies and locations.  We are not responsible for providing directions nor parking information.
    • AMC 8, November 14th, Room and Time (To be announced)
    • AMC 10A/12A, February 7, Room and Time (To be announced)
    • AMC 10B/12B, February 15, Room and Time (To be announced)
  • If you change plans and will take the exam elsewhere, please notify me ASAP so your exam can be used by a wait-list family.
  • PREPARE for the exam!  Feel free to contact me for resources.

ON THE EXAM DATE:

  • Arrive 15 minutes before the exam.  If you are wait-listed, arrive 30 minutes before the exam and bring your $10 registration fee (exact change please)
  • Bring TWO sharpened #2 Pencils with good erasers (NO MECHANICAL PENCILS)
  • Calculators are NOT allowed, but you can bring graph paper, rulers, compass, and/or protractor.  Scratch paper will be provided.
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The bonus registration day for the AMC 10B/12B tests will take place on Wednesday, January 18th, from 7-8:30pm at UTD.

Kathy Cordeiro will be at a table in the Visitor’s Center across from the bookstore.

  • Registration MUST take place in person, however, parents can register their students who need not be present for the registration.  Registrations for the AMC 10A/12A will not be accepted as this deadline has already passed.
  • The fee is $10/per test.  Please bring EXACT change.
  • If a student is eligible to take the test(s) at their school, they must take it there per MAA regulations.
  •  AMC 10/12B will be held on February 15th.
  • NOTE:  UTD must register for the B tests with MAA by January 23rd and we need to know how many tests to order.  This is the final opportunity to register.

The final registration day to ensure a seat for the exam(s) will take place on Wednesday, January 4th, from 7-9pm at UTD.

Kathy Cordeiro will be at a table in the Visitor’s Center across from the bookstore.

  • Registration MUST take place in person, however, parents can register their students who need not be present for the registration.  You can register for both the A and B tests at this time.
  • The fee is $10/per test.  Please bring EXACT change.
  • If a student is eligible to take the test(s) at their school, they must take it there per MAA regulations.
  • AMC 10/12A will be held on February 7th and the AMC 10/12B will be held on February 15th.
  • NOTE:  UTD must register for the test with MAA by January 9th and we need to know how many tests to order.  There will not be many more opportunities to register over the holidays, so it is critical to reserve a place ASAP.

Students who wish to register for the AMC 10A/12A OR the AMC 10B/12B, please read the following important information:

  • The first registration event will be this Saturday, December 17th from 9-11am at UTD.  Kathy Cordeiro will be at a table in the Visitor’s Center across from the bookstore.
  • Registration MUST take place in person, however, parents can register their students who need not be present for the registration.
  • The fee is $10/per test.  Please bring EXACT change.
  • If a student is eligible to take the test(s) at their school, they must take it there per MAA regulations.
  • AMC 10/12A will be held on February 7th and the AMC 10/12B will be held on February 15th.
  • NOTE:  UTD must register for the test with MAA by January 9th and we need to know how many tests to order.  There will not be many more opportunities to register over the holidays, so it is critical to reserve a place ASAP.

October 29th will be the final day to register for the AMC 8 exam at UTD.  AMC 8 tests  must be ordered from the Mathematical Association of America no later than October 18th.  We have ordered enough tests for those who already registered at the previous three registration dates plus some extras.  These extra spots will be offered on a first come, first serve basis.  The AMC 8 will be held at UTD on November 15th starting at 6pm (room location to be announced).

To register, come to the Visitor Center at UTD between 2-4pm.  The fee is $10/test (please bring exact change).  Students do not have to be present to register.  Kathy Cordeiro will be sitting at a table across from the bookstore to help you with the process.

Please note that this is a service we offer to the community so that talented young mathematicians who are NOT able to take the test at their school have the opportunity to do so – we all volunteer our time to make this happen.  If the test is offered at the student’s school and the student is able to register for it there, they are ineligible to register at UTD. 

If you have any questions, you can email Kathy at kathy.cordeiro at gmail.com.


For those of you who were unable to attend the last math circle and, therefore, also unable to sign up for the AMC 8, a registration will be held on October 10th at UTD from 4-6pm  at the Visitor’s Center (look for the table across from the Bookstore).  The fee to register is $10/test and must take place in person.  Please bring exact change.


Do you enjoy interesting problems? Do you want to find out how to make the most of math competitions?

Professor Po-Shen Loh will address puzzles that don’t look mathematical, but ultimately are unlocked by mathematical insights.  Come join us for this very special math circle on Saturday evening.  This talk is for curious learners of all ages.  11412163_1102025153167816_5328126068053980827_o

When:  6-7:30pm, October 1

Where:  University of Texas at Dallas, Room SLC 1.102

Prof. Po-Shen Loh is Coach and Leader of the USA International Mathematical Olympiad Team, and founder of expii.com. He is also Associate Professor of Mathematics at Carnegie Mellon University.

Admission is FREE, but you MUST register to attend by filling out the following Google survey: https://goo.gl/forms/zbToX6sqk320Irgo1.

Proudly sponsored by AwesomeMath Academy

**If you’d like to register for the AMC 8, please arrive at 5:30pm.  The fee is $10/test.

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