The TAMU Math Circle offers several math competitions.
The 2023-2024 AMC series (8, 10 A/B,12 A/B ) competitions are only open to participants in the TAMU math circle this year. If your school does not plan to organize the AMC series competitions and you want to take them, please consult Wencai Liu
MMC: Nov. 1, 2023
AMC 10/12 A: Nov. 8, 2023
AMC 10/12 B: Nov. 14, 2023
AMC 8: Jan. 18-24, 2024
AIME I: Feb. 1, 2024
AIME II: Feb 7, 2024
Past events in 2023-2024:
The students are allotted 120 minutes to complete 15 questions. They are highly encouraged to show all of their work. Calculators are not allowed.
The contest is designed for middle schoolers, 6th-8th graders. If you are not in those current grade levels but would still like to participate, please contact Wencai Liu.
The TAMU Math Circle will offer the AMC 8 test to its participants.
The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple-choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills. The material covered on the AMC 8 includes topics from a typical middle school mathematics curriculum. Possible topics include (but are not limited to): Counting and Probability, Estimation, Proportional Reasoning, Elementary Geometry (including the Pythagorean Theorem), Spatial Visualization, Everyday Applications, and Reading and Interpreting Graphs and Tables. In addition, some of the later questions may involve Linear or Quadratic Functions and Equations, Coordinate Geometry, and other topics traditionally covered in a beginning algebra course.
Students with a passion for problem-solving who are in grade 8 or below and under 14.5 years of age on the day of the competition are eligible to participate in the AMC 8.
The TAMU Math Circle will offer the AMC 10/12 (A and B) tests only to its participants.
AMC 10/12 A Competition Date: TBA
AMC 10/12 B Competition Date: TBA
The AMC 10/12 is a 25-question, 75-minute multiple choice examination in high school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills.
The AMC 10 test covers the high school curriculum up to 10th grade. To take the AMC 10, a student must be in grade 10 or below and under 17.5 years of age on the day of the contest. The AMC 12 test covers the entire high school curriculum including trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry, but excluding calculus . To take the AMC 12, a student must be in grade 12 or below and under 19.5 years of age on the day of the contest.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE A AND B TESTS
Both the A and the B versions of the AMC 10/12 have the same format. The only differences are the competition dates and that each version has a distinct set of questions, although the two examinations are designed to be equal in difficulty and distribution of topics. The purpose of this is to give multiple options for the test date and to allow a student to take both AMC 10 and AMC 12 if they want to.