On Wednesday, January 30, 2020, the Mathematics Department will be administering the American Mathematics Competition (AMC). It will either take place during the school day from 1-3pm with shortened classes, or it will be held after school. All students in Math Team, Honors Geometry, Honors Algebra 2 and Honors Pre-calculus are required to take this exam and are automatically registered for the AMC A exam only. If they wish to take the AMC B Exam, they should complete this form.
The AMC B exam offers students a second opportunity to perform on this competition and will be held after school on Wednesday February 5, 2020. Students may take both exams. Students should only sign up for the AMC B if they are also taking the AMC A.
The AMC 10 exam is open to all 9th and 10th grade students (Date of birth must be after 8/5/2002).
The AMC 12 exam is open to all students (Date of birth must be after 8/5/2000).
(You must use your stuy.edu email login)
Please register by: Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
Why take the AMC?
Many of our students who score well on the AMC are invited to take the AIME. Success on the AMC places these students in an elite category that is helpful in the college application process. Some colleges even have a space for AMC scores on their applications. There is no downside to taking this exam. This is another way to help students distinguish themselves as mathematically talented. Remember that your AMC score does not go on your record.
How well did I do?
To get an idea of how to interpret scores, last year on the AMC 10A a score of 60 was higher than 75% of all scores nationwide (), while a 103.5 was higher than 97.5% of all scores. On the AMC 12A, a 58.5 was also higher than 75% and a 84 was higher than 95% of scores nationwide.
What is the exam like?
It is 75 minutes long and has 25 multiple choice questions. You earn 6 points for a correct answer and 1.5 points for each blank question. If you answer incorrectly, you get 0 points. Only guess if you can narrow it down to two choices.
To practice problems from past contests, visit the Art of Problem-Solving website:
Additional Practice on Wednesdays
The Stuyvesant math team holds AMC practice every Wednesday after school in Rooms 405 and 407. All students are welcome to join to review past competitions and discuss problem solving strategies.
If you have additional questions, please contact Mr. Sterr at firstname.lastname@example.org.