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Information for School Administrators

What are the MAA American Mathematics Competitions?

The Mathematical Association of America American Mathematics Competitions are a series of examinations and accompanying curriculum materials that help America’s educators identify talent and foster a love of mathematics and problem-solving in middle and high school students. The MAA AMC program helps students develop the analytical skills needed for future STEM careers in an innovative society.

How does your school benefit from hosting the MAA American Mathematics Competitions?

Benefits for schools that host the MAA American Mathematics Competitions

  • Feedback and information on your school’s ranking at national level
  • Enhanced opportunities to secure funding for STEM programs at your school
  • Recognition for getting students college and career ready
  • Competition materials that connect to the Common Core State Standards

Benefits for teachers who serve as AMC competition managers

  • Recognition of teacher’s leadership abilities
  • Lesson plans that connect to Common Core State Standards
  • Access to math resources and a large math community
  • Connections to math educators in higher education
  • Opportunity to prepare students for college and the workforce

Teachers and competition managers who register their school for the AMC 8 and AMC 10/12 exams receive a complimentary K-12 Teacher Membership to the Mathematical Association of America. The membership benefits include:

  • Access to the MAA Curriculum Inspirations project, which turns AMC problems into rich, mathematical tasks that can be used as lesson plans.
  • A subscription to Math Horizons magazine which has articles, problems, and competitions that can be incorporated into lesson plans and used to start lively math dialogues.
  • A subscription to MAA FOCUS newsmagazine which is full of exciting new ideas about mathematics that teachers can draw inspiration from.

Benefits for students who participate in the MAA American Mathematics Competitions

  • The opportunity to practice problem-solving skills in a fun and supportive environment
  • An advantage in the college admissions process
  • Unique ways to learn problem-solving skills and practice math concepts from the Common Core State Standards