EKU to Host American Mathematics Competition
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics will host the American Mathematics Competition on Tuesday, Feb. 8.
Students from seven schools across the region will complete two tests – the AMC10 and AMC12 – in O’Donnell Hall in the Student Success Building (formerly the Student Services Building) from 10 to 11:15 a.m.
AMC is offered each spring by the Mathematics Association of America to students throughout the United States. The mission of the MAA competitions is to increase interest in mathematics and to develop problem solving through a fun competition. Teachers and schools benefit from the chance to challenge students with interesting mathematical questions that are aligned with curriculum standards at all levels of difficulty. In addition, students gain the opportunity to learn and achieve through competition with students in their school and around the world.
The AMC 12 covers high school mathematics, and is for students in high school who are under 19.5 years of age. The AMC 10 covers mathematics normally associated with grades 9 and 10 and is for students under 17.5 years of age who are not enrolled in grades 11, 12 or equivalent. Both contests are 25 questions in length, with approximately 12 questions in common to both contests.
Additional information on the competition is available at www.unl.edu/amc.