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STEM105: AMC (American Mathematics Contest) 12
####### This course will be taught by Rolex Rao, a 20+ year veteran instructor from California. He has over ten years of overall teaching experience, and over six years of SAT I Math and SAT Math IIC instruction and individual/group tutoring. He has helped students of various backgrounds achieve perfect scores on both the SAT and the AP exams. He holds a M.S. in Physics from University of Utah and a B.S. in Physics from Beijing University. He has over seven years of research experience at UC Berkeley, in addition to several years of work experience in the pharmaceutical and optical communication industries. He has extensive experience tutoring Honors and AP Chemistry, AP Physics B/C, AP Calculus AB/BC, and other various SAT II subjects.####### No classes on the week of Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year The AMC 10 and AMC 12 are both 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examinations in high school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills. The AMC 10 is for students in 10th grade and below, and covers the high school curriculum up to 10th grade. Students in grade 10 or below and under 17.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 10. The AMC 12 covers the entire high school curriculum including trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry, but excluding calculus. Students in grade 12 or below and under 19.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 12.
- What material is covered on the AMC 10 and 12?
- The AMC 10 covers mathematics normally associated with grades 9 and 10. The AMC 10 assumes knowledge of elementary algebra; basic geometry knowledge including the Pythagorean Theorem, area and volume formulas; elementary number theory; and elementary probability. What are excluded are trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry. The AMC 12 covers the entire high school mathematics curriculum including the above as well as trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry but excludes calculus.
- When are official scores and reports released for the AMC 10 and 12?
- It takes approximately three weeks from the competition date to score and report the AMC 10 and AMC 12 answer forms. Results are included in The AMC Toolkit: Results and Resources for Competition Managers link sent electronically. The AMC office will send the results link by email as soon as the answer forms are scored. If you have not received your results in a digital report via email from the AMC program within 30 days after competition dates, please contact AMC to verify that your answer forms were in fact received. The AMC Toolkit: Results and Resources for Competition Managers is emailed to the competition manager whose email is listed on the registration form used to order the competition.
- Who is eligible to take the AMC 10 and the AMC 12?
- Students with a passion for problem-solving who are in grade 10 or below and under 17.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 10. Students in grade 12 or below and under 19.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 12.
- Who can proctor the competition?
- The proctoring of any AMC 10/12 should be by a teacher (preferably a mathematics teacher) or administrator at the school; a college or university teacher of mathematics, or a responsible adult such as a math club coach or librarian. The proctoring of the competition must take place in a public building, (e.g. school, library, college or university, church). The proctor should not be related to any of the participants.
- How do I request a rescore of my answer forms?
- Use the AMC 10/12 Rescoring Request Form to request a rescore. There is a $35 charge for each participant answer form that is rescored. The official answers will be the ones blackened on the answer form. All participant answer forms returned for grading will be recycled 80 days after the AMC 10/12 competition date.
- Can I order more bundles even if I’ve already registered my school for the AMC 10/12?
- Yes, use the AMC 10/12 Additional Bundles Form. Orders of additional bundles for the AMC 10/12 A and AMC 10/12 B will be accepted until January 17, 2020. And orders of additional bundles for institutions in Canada, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands will be accepted until January 15, 2020.
- Can a student take both competitions?
- Yes, as long as a student is eligible to take the appropriate competitions. That is, a 10th grader or below can take the both AMC 10 A and the AMC 10 B, the AMC 12 A and the AMC 12 B, etc, and an 11th or 12th grader can take the AMC 12 A and the AMC 12 B. However, in order to do this the school will have to register for both dates and order bundles for each competition.
- What if a school registers for one date, then later wants to change the registration to the other date?
- Although we discourage a change in date because of potential confusion, a change in date is permitted under certain circumstance. If the competition materials have not been shipped and time permits according to the registration schedule, a school can pay the corresponding change in registration fee (plus any change in bundles) to change contest dates. Additional fees must be paid by credit card when a change in date is requested to expedite changes. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to process this change.