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Jan. 13, 2017

Two Competitions Will Be Conducted at AACC on Feb. 7

Students seeking a math challenge are invited to register for the 68th annual American Mathematical Competition that will meet 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Anne Arundel Community College’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. The deadline for registration is Monday, Jan. 23.

Two competitions meet that day, the AMC 10, which is open to students in the 10th grade or below who are under 17.5-years-old on the day of the competition; and the AMC 12, open to all high school students under 19.5-years-old on the day of the competition.

Sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America, the competitions are designed to pose problems that are more challenging than typically encountered in mathematics courses. The competitions are well known, with many colleges and universities asking for AMC scores on their applications.

Both tests have 25 multiple-choice questions and last 75 minutes. The AMC 10 contains problems that can be understood and solved with algebra and geometry concepts. The AMC 12 contains problems which can be understood and solved with precalculus concepts.

For details, visit here and follow the link to the American Mathematics Competitions. The competition is free.  

To register, contact the contest manager, Jim Hall, at