American Mathematical Competitions

The American Mathematics Competitions are a series of nationally syndicated math contests, sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America. The AMC 8, 10, and 12 are for middle and high school students, and are the first tier of competitions leading to the USA Mathematical Olympiad. From the AMC website:

Since Fall 2010, Saturday Morning Math Group has hosted the AMC 8 in the fall, and the AMC 10 & 12 in the spring. Direct questions to the SMMG coordinator: smmg@math.utexas.edu.

Current information: 2018 AMC 10/12

Date: Exam A: February 7, 2018 – 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Date: Exam B: February 15, 2018 – 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: CPE, room 2.208 (UT Chemical and Petroleum Engineering building, across the bridge from the Robert Lee Moore Hall where the AMC A was held).

Regarding receiving your AMC scores: We would like to return your AMC scores via e-mail. If you would like to receive your 2018 AMC scores then please leave your name and an e-mail which we may send your scores to.

AIME (American Invitational Mathematical Exam)

Please note that we have not yet received our 2018 scores from the MAA but we will contact you via e-mail when we do receive the scores.

If you have qualified for the AIME, you will be notified when you receive your score by email. Unlike the AMC exams, a qualifying student is only allowed to take the AIME exam once each year. If your normal school does not offer the AIME, you may take the AIME I at the University of Texas. You MUST notify the SMMG coordinator (smmg@math.utexas.edu) if you plan on taking the exam at UT.

Exam: AIME I

Date and time: Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Testing will take place around 6 PM and last 3 hours. Please arrive at 5:30 to give yourself time to find your seat, fill out forms, sharpen pencils, etc.

Location: The exam will be conducted on the UT campus in Robert Lee Moore (RLM) Hall, Room 11.176.

The AIME is a 15 question, 3 hour examination in which each answer is an integer number from 0 to 999. The questions on the AIME are much more difficult and students are very unlikely to obtain the correct answer by guessing. As with the AMC 10 and AMC 12 (and the USAMO), all problems on the AIME can be solved by pre-calculus methods. The use of calculators is not allowed.

For more information about the AIME please visit the official AMC websites.

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