American Mathematics Competition to be Hosted at Baldwin Wallace
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is pleased to announce that it will once again serve as a local host for the "B" date of the AMC 10 / AMC 12 Contests of the American Mathematics Competitions. The AMC Contests are among the leading high school mathematics competitions in the country, with the AMC 10 intended for high school Sophomores and the AMC 12 for Juniors and Seniors. Students who enjoy challenging mathematics problems are encouraged to participate. For the top scorers, the AMC 10 and AMC 12 Contests are the first steps on the path to the famous Mathematical Olympiad competitions. There is no charge to students or their schools for participation in the AMC Contests.
About the AMC
There is a wealth of information at the AMC website, which has descriptions of the AMC tests, suggestions on preparing for the Contests, and much more. In particular see the "AMC 10/12 Brochure" for information on the AMC 10 and AMC 12 Contests, as well as the "Students" section of the website. There is also a "Parent/Guardian Letter" that explains the history, purpose, and value of the AMC.
Tentative schedule for the morning of the AMC:
- 8:30am: Arrive/Registration on lower level of Strosacker Student Union (directions).
- 9:00am - 10:30am: AMC 10 / AMC 12 given in Sandstone 3 Conference Room.
(Parents are invited to take a campus tour or relax in the nearby Durst Welcome Center.)
- 10:30am - 10:45am: Break.
- 10:45am - 11:30am: Presentation for students and adults; recognition and prizes for top Contest scores at BW that morning, based on unofficial scoring. (Contest papers will subsequently be sent to AMC for official scoring.)
- 11:30am: Depart.
How to participate
Parents, teachers, and counselors who wish to bring students to Baldwin Wallace University for the AMC should complete and send this Excel spreadsheet as an e-mail attachment to Prof. David Calvis, Baldwin Wallace University. Note that space is limited and that students will accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. Detailed information for participants is located here (PDF format). Participants will be notified of the results of the official scoring conducted by the American Mathematics Competitions. Feel free to direct any questions to Prof. Calvis.