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MSU to host math competition

Montana State to host national mathematics competitions for high school students Nov. 8, 14

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From the MSU News Service

BOZEMAN — High school students can now register for free mathematics contests set for Wednesday, Nov. 8, and Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Montana State University. Exams are administered in-person on the MSU campus in Bozeman, and results are submitted online and measured against a national competition pool.

The American Mathematics Competition 10/12 contests, hosted by MSU’s College of Education, Health and Human Development’s Science Math Resource Center, are part of the American Mathematics Competition series developed by the Mathematical Association of America. The series aims to help students develop positive attitudes toward analytical thinking, problem solving and advanced mathematics, and the competitions are designed to be friendly and supportive and to foster a love for mathematics.

The AMC 10 exam covers the high school mathematics curriculum through grade 10. AMC 12 covers the high school math curriculum, including trigonometry, advanced algebra and advanced geometry, but not calculus. Both are 25-question, 75-minute tests, and both are offered on Nov. 8 and 14.

The AMC 10 and 12 tests to be given on Nov. 8 (called Test A) and Nov. 14 (called Test B) have the same number of questions, scoring and rules of administration. Test A and Test B examinations are designed to be equal in difficulty and distribution of topics. Students may register for either contest, or both.

Registration is free for Montana students. Students through 10th grade and under 17.5 years old are eligible to participate in AMC 10; students through 12th grade and under 19.5 years old may participate in AMC 12. Students who score among the top national participants will be invited to take the American Invitational Mathematics Examination. Top scorers will also receive gift cards.

The registration deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 1. For more information, visit: and look for American Mathematics Contest or follow the Science Math Resource Center at:


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