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AMC COMPETITION UPDATES

MAA MathFest (Aug 4 - 7): Registration Now Open 

Eager for More Math Exploration This Summer? Join Us at MAA MathFest.

This is the first year the AMC will host sessions at MathFest, MAA's annual conference for the mathematics community. MathFest focuses on teaching and research in math for mathematicians, educators, and students alike. Meet math Olympians and their coaches while at a Fireside Chat or learn about sports statistics from the NFL. The AMC sessions are open to enthusiasts of all ages. Explore more the AMC sessions at MAA MathFest here.

Register for MAA MathFest (Aug 4-7). Special student rates still available!

 

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.

 

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 in-person. Register here.

 

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.

 

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

Policy Updates

Please review the following updates for the upcoming cycle:

  • In-person Competitions: We are returning to our standard rules (pre-Covid).  All students must take the competition in person at their school or institution. In-person competitions are offered in print and online formats. Competition Managers registered for the AMC Online administration will receive portal invitation emails in late August.

  • Proctoring: Only competition managers proctoring is allowed. Students will be proctored by their competition manager in person. 

  • Student Accommodations (online format only): Competition Managers must make arrangements with the AMC office for students who require special accommodations in online testing.

 

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

 

USA(J)MO Cutoff Scores

Congratulation to all AIME participants. Thank you for joining us this cycle.

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

List of USAMO Qualifiers

List of USAJMO Qualifiers

For those students who qualify based on their index scores: 

USA(J)MO Day 1 must be administered on Tuesday, April 13 from 1:30 PM to 7:00 PM ET.
USA(J)MO Day 2  must be administered on Wednesday, April 14 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.

Further instructions will be emailed to Competition Managers on April 6 and 7. 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.

Student ID numbers can be found in the USA(J)MO competition pages upon login.  

 

2021 AIME I and AIME II

Congratulation 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 103.5 132 112.5
AMC 12 A 93 133.5 114
AMC 10 B 102 126 108
AMC 12 B 91.5 132 109.5

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

The AIME I must be administered on Wednesday, March 10 from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM ET.
The AIME II must be administered on Thursday, March 18 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, Thursday, March 18, by sending a completed AIME II Registration Form to amcinfo@maa.org by March 8.

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

 

2021 AMC 10/12 Answer Keys

2020 AMC 8 Answer Key

 

Explore our Engagement Website: 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!

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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: