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Founded in 1950, the AMC is the preeminent math competition for students K-12. Today, over 300,000 students in 50 states and over 30 countries take the AMC to bolster their confidence and passion for math.

Empowering the Next Generation of Problem Solvers

The AMC program is more than just a competition; it’s a national effort to strengthen the mathematical capabilities of our next generation of innovators. By challenging students with engaging problems, the AMC sets the stage for lifelong mathematical exploration, discovery, and achievement.

Who can participate in the AMC?

The AMC proudly engages with a dedicated group of participants, each crucial to the success of our mathematical community:

  • Students: Young mathematicians from middle and high schools are at the heart of the AMC. Their curiosity, passion, and problem-solving skills shape the future of mathematics.
  • Competition Managers: Educators and math circle teachers play a pivotal role in developing students’ mathematical abilities and ensuring the smooth operation of the AMC.
  • Parents: Their support and encouragement are essential as their children navigate their journey of mathematical discovery and growth.
MAA AMC students play with Rubik's Cubes at MAA MAthFest in 2023.

Our Impact

The AMC aims to create a more inclusive and empowered math community. Through examinations and curriculum materials, we support educators in fostering the analytical skills to drive future innovations.

Get Involved

Eager to dive into the AMC? Here's how you can become a part of this transformative experience:

Students: Discover how to register for the AMC, access preparation materials, and begin tackling challenges.

Competition Managers: Find out how to organize an AMC competition at your school or institution, providing a platform for students to shine.

Parents: Explore registration details for your child and learn how you can support their mathematical journey.

Join Us

Together, we're not just solving mathematical problems - we're preparing for a brighter future. Join the AMC community in advancing the understanding and appreciation of mathematics. Let’s embark on this exciting journey together.

For more information on registration, preparation resources, and upcoming competition dates, explore our site further.

AMC 8

Dive into mathematics with the AMC 8, a 25-question, 40-minute competition designed to promote developing and enhancing problem-solving skills. Start your mathematical journey today and register for the AMC 8, where curiosity meets challenge!

For: Middle school students, typically in grades 6-8, though younger students may also participate.

What: A 25-question, 40-minute multiple-choice examination designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills.

When: Held annually in January.

Early Bird Registration Deadline: Oct 21, 2024

AMC 10/12

Elevate your mathematical skills with the AMC 10/12, challenging competitions that are the gateway to further opportunities, including the AIME and USAMO. Take the next step in your mathematical odyssey and sign up for the AMC 10/12, paving your way to mathematical excellence!

AMC 10

For: High school students in grades 10 and below, with a maximum age of under 17.5 years on the day of the competition.

What: A 25-question, 75-minute multiple-choice examination focused on high school mathematics up to the 10th-grade level.

When: Held annually in November.

AMC 12

For: High school students in grades 12 and below, with a maximum age of under 19.5 years on the day of the competition.

What: A 25-question, 75-minute multiple-choice examination that covers high school mathematics up to the 12th-grade level.

When: Also held annually in November.

Early Bird Registration Deadline A: Sept 23, 2024

Early Bird Registration Deadline B: Sept 30, 2024

Mathematical Olympiad Program (MOP)

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) is seeking proposals from qualified colleges, universities, or other venues to host our summer Mathematics Olympiad training program. The program provides intensive training to talented mathematics students June 3 through June 26, 2025 in a residential setting. This RFP outlines our requirements and expectations for hosting this event.

Mathematical Olympiad Program (MOP)

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) is seeking proposals from qualified colleges, universities, or other venues to host our summer Mathematics Olympiad training program. The program provides intensive training to talented mathematics students June 3 through June 26, 2025 in a residential setting. This RFP outlines our requirements and expectations for hosting this event.

Your Mathematical Journey: AMC to IMO

AMC 8, AMC 10/12: Begin your adventure with the AMC 8 for an introductory challenge or the AMC 10/12 for a chance to advance further in competitive mathematics. Register for the AMC and take the first step.

American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME): Excel in the AMC 10/12 to qualify for the AIME, a more challenging examination that tests your problem-solving prowess and mathematical ingenuity.

USA Mathematical Olympiad and USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO/USAJMO): Achieve high scores in the AIME and AMC 10/12 to earn an invitation to the USAMO or USAJMO, where the nation's top mathematical talents compete in proof-based problems.

Mathematical Olympiad Program (MOP): Outstanding performance in the USAMO or USAJMO could lead to participation in the MOP, an intensive training camp designed to prepare the best young mathematicians for international competition.

International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO): Excel at the MOP to join the elite team representing the United States at the IMO, the pinnacle of pre-college mathematics competition, where you'll challenge yourself against the world's best.

FAQs

In 1950, the first Mathematical Contest, sponsored by the New York Metropolitan Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), took place. It was given in approximately 200 schools to around 6,000 students in the New York area only. Today, the competition has grown to over 300,000 students participating annually, in over 4,000 schools.

This search page can assist in finding a school where you could take one of the AMC
contests, displaying those who registered for the past or upcoming contest.
You are responsible for contacting the school to see if they are willing to accept you to take the
contest at their location.

All contest results and qualifying awards will be sent to the hosting school.

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The 2024-25 MAA AMC dates are:

AMC 10/12 A – Wednesday, November 6, 2024

AMC 10/12 B – Tuesday, November 12, 2024

AMC 8 – January 22-28, 2025

Registration information for AMC 8 can be found here.

Registration information for AMC 10/12 can be found here.