Updated on August 20th, 2012 by Predrag Punosevac
The AMC 12 covers high school mathematics, and is for students in high school who are under 19.5 years of age. Students who are not enrolled in grades 11, 12 or equivalent are eligible for the AMC 10. The AMC 10 covers mathematics normally associated with grades 9 and 10, and is for students under 17.5 of age who are not enrolled in grades 11, 12, or equivalent.
Home-schooled students are particularly encouraged to participate in the AMC offered at Georgia Regents University since they are not affiliated to any other official high school based test sites.
What about it? The AMC 10/12 is a national competition. Last time we checked the South Carolina was still part of the Union.
Absolutely, if you are a student under 17.5 of age and not enrolled in grades 11, 12, or equivalent you can compete in both contests on two different dates: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 and Wednesday 20, 2013. However Georgia Regents University will host the AMC 10/12 only on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 unless we have clear evidence that there is enough interest in the local community for the second testing date.
The Mathematics Department of Georgia Regents University has already registered the official site. You can simply come on Tuesday, February 5 of 2013 at 10:00 AM to the University Hall room 242 Summerville campus. However, we do have limited number of seats (10 for the AMC 12 and 10 for the AMC 10) available so we encourage interested students and local high school teachers to contact Dr. Predrag Punosevac and make a reservation.
There are NO ENTRANCE/APPLICATION FEES for students. All fees has been already paid as a curtesy by the Department of Mathematics of Georgia Regents University.
Both contest age given in convenient 75-minute interval. They are 25 questions in length, with approximately 12 questions common to both contests. They are multiple choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with pre-calculus concepts.
The AMC 10/12 will be held on Tuesday, February 5 of 2013 in University Hall room 242. Both sessions will run from 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM.
You can park anywhere you like on the campus. The campus police has been informed about the event.
No, absolutely not!!! No aids such as calculators will be allowed in either contest. All paper, pencils, and other needed materials will be supplied.
Approximately couple of weeks after the test.
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