American Mathematics Contest 8 (Middle School)
The AMC 8 is a 25 question, 40 minute multiple choice examination in junior high school (middle school) mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem solving skills. The examination provides an opportunity to apply the concepts taught at the junior high level to problems that not only range from easy to difficult but also cover a wide range of applications.
American Mathematics Contest 10 (Secondary Grades)
The AMC 10 is a 25-question, 75-minute multiple choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with pre-calculus concepts. Calculators are allowed. The main purpose of the AMC 10 is to spur interest in mathematics and to develop talent through the excitement of solving challenging problems in a timed multiple-choice format. The problems range from the very easy to the extremely difficult.
American Mathematics Contest 12 (Secondary Grades)
The AMC 12 is a 25-question, 75-minute multiple choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with pre-calculus concepts. Calculators are allowed. The main purpose of the AMC 12 is to spur interest in mathematics and to develop talent through solving challenging problems in a timed multiple-choice format. Because the AMC 12 covers such a broad spectrum of knowledge and ability there is a wide range of scores. The National Honor Roll cutoff score, 100 out of 150 possible points, is typically attained or surpassed by fewer than 3% of all participants. The AMC 12 is one in a series of examinations (followed in the United States by the American Invitational Examination and the USA Mathematical Olympiad) that culminate in participation in the International Mathematical Olympiad, the most prestigious and difficult secondary mathematics examination in the world.
The Mandelbrot Competition (Secondary Grades)
In those ten years the contest has grown to two divisions encompassing students from across the United States as well as from several foreign countries. Nearly half of the competitors in the USA Math Olympiad in the last couple of years have been Mandelbrot competitors. The Mandelbrot Competition is split into two divisions: Division A for more advanced problem solvers and Division B for less experienced students.
Mathcounts (Grades 7-8)
Each year, more than 500,000 students participate in MATHCOUNTS at the school level. Those who do tell us that their experience as a "mathlete" is often one of the most memorable and fun experiences of their middle school years.