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I am the M in STEM! MAA American Mathematics Competitions

 

AMC COMPETITION UPDATES

Nominations Open: Edyth May Sliffe Awards

The Edyth May Sliffe Awards for Distinguished Mathematics Teaching in Middle School and High School are given annually to middle and high school mathematics teachers who have done outstanding work to motivate students in mathematics through participation in one of the MAA American Mathematics Competitions. This prestigious award is accompanied by a $500 stipend and recognition on the MAA website and social media. Award recipients also receive complimentary registration, housing, and travel expenses to MAA MathFest in Tampa, FL, from August 2 - 5, 2023. 

Eligibility: Nominees may include any teacher who has administered the competitions, mentored students, or encouraged students to participate in AMC, but all nominees must be middle or high school teachers in either a public or private school. Teachers may apply on behalf of themselves or nominate a colleague.

Application: Please fill out the Edyth May Sliffe Nomination Form by July 15, 2022. Each nominee must have two letters of recommendation, one of which may be from the nominee. In place of two letters, we will also accept a single letter of recommendation written on behalf of the nominee signed by at least two individuals, neither of whom is the nominee. The letters may be submitted by the nominee’s colleague, supervisor, or community member to reflect how the nominee encourages, supports, and maintains their students’ enthusiasm for mathematics through the AMC.

We look forward to recognizing the dedication and efforts of teachers in the AMC.

Click here to access the nomination form

 

2022 USA(J)MO Results

Congratulations to all 2022 USA(J)MO participants! Scores will be sent to Competition Managers on April 25.

New USA(J)MO Awards! For the USAMO, the AMC will award Gold prizes to at least approximately 6%, Silver to at least approximately 12%, and Bronze to at least approximately 18% of competitors. For the USAJMO, we will continue to name winners but will increase recognition to at least 20% of contestants. For both USAMO and USAJMO, each additional contestant with 14 points or more will receive an Honorable Mention distinction.  Each year exact percentages and number of awards will be decided by the Student Selection Committee. Congratulations to the 2022 USA(J)MO awardees!

2022 USAMO Awardees

2022 USAJMO Awardees

 

2022 AMC Winners Announced!

**UPDATE: If you have a qualifying award and/or certificate score but your name was not included on winners lists, please reach out to us at [email protected] by Sunday, May 1 to discuss your recognition.

Each cycle, the MAA AMC recognizes the top-scoring young women of each of the competitions. Join us in celebrating 632 young women in mathematics! Read our press release on this cycle's winners here.

Click here to check out the 2021-2022 MAA AMC winners (also found on M-Powered)

Find more information about our Awards & Certificates Program for Young Women in Mathematics by clicking a competition below: 

The D.E. Shaw Group AMC 8 Awards & Certificates
Maryam Mirzakhani AMC 10 A Awards & Certificates
Two Sigma AMC 10 B Awards & Certificates
Jane Street AMC 12 A Awards & Certificates
Akamai AMC 12 B Awards & Certificates

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2022 EGMO USA TEAM

Congratulations to the USA Team for placing 1st in the European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad! All team members received medals, for a total of 3 gold and 1 silver. Thank you to Rachel Zhang and Sasha Rudenko for helping prepare the team! The four brilliant young women of the 2022 EGMO USA Team are Isabella Zhu, Kaylee Ji, Vivian Loh, and Jessica Wan. Read more about their win here. Meet the team in Ep. 7 of The Curious Cube where they share their preparation for the contest and give advice to younger students. 

 

2022 AMC 8 ANSWER KEY AND SCORES

  • 2022 AMC 8 Answer Key

  • Honor Roll of Distinction (Top 1%): Score of 22

  • Honor Roll of Certificate (Top 5%): Score of 19

UPDATES ON USA(J)MO & CUTOFF SCORES

On March 16 and 17, schools/Competition Managers received emails with their students' AIME scores and USA(J)MO qualifying students. Additional score reports were sent out the morning of Friday, March 18th to schools with USA(J)MO qualifying students. If you have not received an email and you believe you have students that should have qualified for the USA(J)MO, please email or call us immediately:  [email protected]    800-527-3690

Please refer to the table to see the USAMO and USAJMO cutoff scores.

Qualifier lists are below. If you are a qualifier not on the list, please email or call us immediately. We will add you to the list before the competition:  [email protected]  or  800-527-3690. Missing qualifiers are mostly students who took competitions at different locations without submitting a Change of Venue form or used different variations of their name during the competition.

2022 USAMO Qualifiers

2022 USAJMO Qualifiers

For those students who qualify based on their index scores: 

USA(J)MO Day 1 must be administered on Tuesday, March 22 from 1:30 PM to 7:00 PM ET.

USA(J)MO Day 2  must be administered on Wednesday, March 23 from 1:30 PM to 7:00 PM ET.

You must start before 2 pm ET to receive the full 4.5 hours of work time on the competition. The last hour of the competition window is reserved for uploading solutions.

Competition Managers must administer the USA(J)MO online for all of their qualifiers. Besides student accommodations requests, no additional forms need to be submitted at this time.

 

STATEMENT REGARDING 2022 USA(J)MO 

1.       This year there was a discrepancy in our data.  Initially, some schools and students that took the AIME II were missing from our final reports.  That error has now been corrected and the reason behind the data error is being investigated.

2.       Although, in the past, AIME I and II cut-offs have been similar, this year there is a gap between them.  This has resulted in inviting more than the typical number of students to the USA(J)MO. We do not plan to change the cut-offs this year, nor do we plan to un-invite any students.

3.       Inviting more students does not violate any MAA AMC policies.  All students that would have qualified in previous years (based on AIME I & II cut-off scores) were invited this year. 

4.    The USA(J)MO will proceed March 22 & 23 as planned.  A thorough review of scores will take place prior to selecting students for MOP or other international teams (IMO, etc.).

 

ANNOUNCEMENT - AMC 8 AND AIME SCORE REPORTS, AND USA(J)MO QUALIFICATION

AMC 8

  • Score reports for the AMC 8 will be emailed out by the end of March. This is beyond our stated 30-day turnaround. We apologize for any inconvenience.

AIME 

  • AIME I & II score reports will be sent the week of March 14th and will include USA(J)MO qualifiers. 

  • AIME II Problem #8: There are two acceptable answers for Problem #8.  Students will receive full credit for submitting an answer of “081” / "81" or “080” / "80". 

As always, we appreciate your support of the program and your patience while we work behind the scenes to process our final competitions for the year.

 

UPCOMING: AWARDS & CERTIFICATES FOR YOUNG WOMEN IN MATHEMATICS

Stay tuned for more details later this month. We strongly encourage students who are interested in this program to join our mailing list

For more information on the awards and certificates, including eligibility go to M-Powered

ANNOUNCEMENT - AMC 10/12 Score Reports

Once the competition ended, score reports were processed in the AMC system, then an email was generated from the same system.  This year, we are experiencing delays in processing the score reports; we also received email bounce-backs when the score report emails were sent.  Our Service Center team is working diligently to resolve these problems. At this time, all score reports have been sent. Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] with any additional questions or concerns.

You can also click here for AMC 10/12 A and B answers and click here to see the scores required to qualify for the AIME l.  

We appreciate all that you do and in the midst of an already challenging year, we apologize for adding another challenge to your plate. 

 

2022 AIME I AND AIME II

Congratulations to all AMC 10/12 participants. Thank you for joining us this cycle. Qualifying thresholds are below.

Competition

AIME cutoff

Honor Roll of Distinction

Distinction

AMC 10 A

96

117

100.5

AMC 12 A

91.5

130.5

111

AMC 10 B

96

120

100.5

AMC 12 B

84

130

103.5

For those students who qualify based on their AMC 10/12 scores: 

The AIME I must be administered on Tuesday, February 8 from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM ET.

The AIME II must be administered on Wednesday, February 16 from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM ET.

If Competition Managers are unable to administer the AIME I, they may register for the AIME II, Wednesday, February 16, by sending a completed AIME II Registration Form to [email protected] by January 28.

Further instructions for print and online administration will be emailed to Competition Managers. Competition Managers must administer the AIME in the same format for all of their qualifiers. 

 

FALL 2021 AMC 10/12 OFFICIAL ANSWER KEYS RELEASED

Congratulations to all Fall 2021 AMC 10/12 participants! While scoring is underway, view the Official AMC 10/12 Answer Keys below:

 

Edyth May Sliffe Awards Announced! 

The 2021 Sliffe Award Winners are announced! Watch the video to learn more about this year's awarded teachers. 

 

2021-2022 AMC REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN 

The AMC is continuing to provide two options this cycle: online administration and print administration. We strongly recommend, whether your students are physically and/or virtually attending school, they take the competition(s) online for greater ease and convenience. View policies here.

Only competition manager proctoring is allowed. Students will be proctored by their competition manager, either in-person or remotely, at the discretion of the competition manager. Remote proctoring requires the competition manager to monitor the student through a video conferencing software. Register here.

 

DATE SHIFTS AND POLICY UPDATES FOR THE 2021 - 2022 AMC CYCLE

Dear AMC Community, 

Thank you for participating in the 2020 – 2021 MAA AMC cycle. Our sincerest gratitude goes out to you for participating in such a challenging year. The MAA AMC is looking forward to hosting you for the 2021 – 2022 cycle. Based on your feedback over the years, here are some exciting new changes to look forward to in the next competition cycle:

SHIFTING COMPETITION DATES

AMC 10/12 will be administered in November and AMC 8 will be administered in January. Here is a list of upcoming competition dates:

  • AMC 10/12 A Competition Date: November 10, 2021 from 8:00 am ET to 11:59 pm ET

  • AMC 10/12 B Competition Date: November 16, 2021 from 8:00 am ET to 11:59 pm ET

  • AMC 8 Competition Date: January 18, 2022 at 8:00 AM ET through January 24, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET

 

Congratulations to the 2021 IMO USA Team

Congratulations to the USA Team for placing 4th in the International Mathematical Olympiad! All team members received medals, for a total of 4 gold and 2 silvers. Thank you to Po-Shen Loh and Sasha Rudenko for helping prepare the team! The six brilliant young student mathematicians of the 2021 IMO USA Team are Ankit Bisain, Quanlin Chen, Maxim Li, Luke Robitaille, Noah Walsh, and Zifan Wang. Follow #AMCmath for more updates.

 

Announcement: Future USA Teams for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)

The MAA AMC Co-Directors reached an agreement with the IMO Team Leader in October 2020, that the IMO Team eligibility policy will require all team members to be USA citizens or USA permanent residents.  This change will be effective during the next full IMO team selection cycle. 

Since the USA IMO Team selection process for IMO 2021 had already been announced (and the list of potential candidates had already been narrowed down to students who attended school in the USA and spent months preparing), it was decided at that time that this policy change will only become effective starting with the IMO 2022 team selection and onward. Please view the AMC Policies page for more student eligibility requirements.

 

AWARDS & CERTIFICATES FOR YOUNG WOMEN IN MATHEMATICS

Join us in celebrating young women in mathematics!
See winner photos and snippets of their stories and advice on M-Powered.
Read our featured story on how AMC Young Women are challenging the status quo here.

Click below for the 2020-2021 MAA AMC winners:

The D.E. Shaw Group AMC 8 Awards & Certificates
Maryam Mirzakhani AMC 10 A Awards & Certificates
Two Sigma AMC 10 B Awards & Certificates
Jane Street AMC 12 A Awards & Certificates
Akamai AMC 12 B Awards & Certificates

Young women’s participation in math is more than their competition score; it has the power to transform their communities and classrooms. Together, we’re building an inclusive community of young mathematicians who are supported at every stage of their journey!

We are able to celebrate AMC Young Women today because of your commitment to recognizing their achievements. Your voice and experience are changing math learning in meaningful ways!

Congratulations to all our wonderful winners! Stay tuned to learn more about the amazing young women that are being recognized today.

 

2021 USAMO AND USAJMO WINNERS AND HONORABLE MENTIONS

Congratulations to all USA(J)MO participants. Thank you for joining us this cycle. It was a memorable competition season. Please refer to the documents below for USAMO and USAJMO Winners and Honorable Mentions

 

Explore Our Community Site: AMC M-Powered

With inquiry-driven instruction and projects highlighting comprehension, retention, and critical thinking, the AMC M-Powered site promotes learning by doing. Whether you are an educator, student, parent, or member of our greater AMC community, we invite you to connect to your AMC community. There's a mathematical journey waiting for you! Visit us!

M-Powered

 

 

 

 

 

In Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Dear Parents, Teachers, Students and all that support our Competitions Program,

We have received all of your calls, emails, and messages of support and are so thankful for such an engaged community. We understand the importance of this program and how hard the students have worked to study and prepare.

We ask for your patience as we work through options during this worldwide pandemic. The impact it is having on our school’s students and teachers is unprecedented. Our hope is that altering our competitions program supports the well-being of our students and our country during this time. We will provide an update as to the status of the 2020-2021 competition program in the coming weeks.

Above all, I hope that all students and teachers remain safe, and continue to follow the guidance from healthcare professionals within your community and at the state and federal levels.

 

Sincerely,

Jennifer S. Barton
Director, Competition Operations

 

Welcome to the American Mathematics Competitions Program!

The MAA’s American Mathematics Competitions program leads the nation in strengthening the mathematical capabilities of the next generation of problem-solvers. Through classroom resources and friendly competition, the MAA AMC program helps America’s educators identify talent and foster a love of mathematics. The MAA AMC program positively impacts the analytical skills needed for future careers in an innovative society.

The American Mathematics Competitions are a series of examinations and curriculum materials that build problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge in middle and high school students.

Learn more about our competitions and resources here: