AMC 10/12 Thursday Jan 30 at Eldorado HS Lecture Hall

We are happy to offer AMC 10/12 testing to our members free of charge! Thank you to Mr Mark Piccione, head of Mathematics Division at Eldorado High School for agreeing to offer and proctor the test on Thursday Jan 30. The test will take place in the EHS Lecture Hall during second period (8:20-10:00 AM). Please have your student at EHS no later than 8:20 AM.

AMC 10/12 is a fun, fast-paced, 25 question, 75 minute timed test that provides an opportunity for advanced students to practice test-taking skills in a no-strings-attached environment. There is no pass or fail. There are no penalties for guessing. The problems look like real-life problems and most students have a hard time finishing all of the questions in the allotted time. Although AMC 10/12 usually targets high school mathematics students, there is good evidence that stretching the capabilities of students by offering above grade testing can be beneficial if matched by an open-minded attitude of exploration. CHOOSING A TEST: The AMC 10 assumes knowledge of elementary algebra; basic geometry knowledge including the Pythagorean Theorem, area and volume formulas; elementary number theory; and elementary probability. The AMC 10 does NOT include trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry. The AMC 12 covers the entire high school mathematics curriculum including the above as well as trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry, excluding calculus.

For more information, please see https://www.maa.org/math-competitions/amc-1012.

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