American Mathematics Competitions Preparation
AMC tests mathematical problem solving with arithmetic, algebra, counting, geometry, number theory, and probability, with far more cross-over between the subject areas than in nearly all classrooms Tests vary widely in difficulty. All three of the tests are designed such that no background in calculus, analysis, or any other higher mathematics is needed to take the exams.
Mathematics competitions such as the American Mathematics Competitions is another extracurricular math programs with the widest participation. The most immediate value of these math contests is obvious – they pique students’ interest in mathematics and encourage them to value intellectual pursuits. Kids love games, and many will turn just about any activity into a contest, or in other words, something to get good at. Math contests thus inspire them to become good at mathematics just like sports encourage physical fitness. Eventually, students put aside the games. By then, hopefully an interest in the underlying activity has developed.
The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examinations in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. AMC 10 — for students grades 10 and under. AMC 12 — for student’s grades 12 and under