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American Mathematics Competitions


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:

AMC Competition Updates 

AMC 10/12A Update

The 2017 AMC 10/12 A AIME Cutoff Scores are:

  • AMC 10A: 112.5
  • AMC 12A: 96

These cutoffs were determined using the US score distribution to include at least the top 5% of AMC 12A participants and at least the top 2.5% of AMC 10A participants. If you scored the cutoff score or above on these competitions, you have qualified for the 2017 AIME I on March 7, congratulations! Learn more about the AIME here.

AMC 10/12B Update

The MAA AMC program depends on the individual integrity of more than 5,000 competition managers who volunteer their time to host the exams each year. Yesterday, several community members informed us that the AMC 12B exam questions were posted to a website unconnected to the AMC program several hours before the official exam date.

We are investigating the cause and extent of the breach and are acting to mitigate any impact on AIME qualification for our AMC students. We remain committed to the long-standing quality of the AMC program and are thankful to the dedicated competition managers who faithfully uphold the integrity of the AMC competitions.

Once we complete our assessment of this situation, we will update the members of the AMC community. Thank you for your patience.


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