Edison's schools are now accepting registration for the American Mathematics Competition, specifically AMC 10 and AMC 12, according to a school district advisory. The testing date is February 5th, 2020. Students in Grades 9 and 10 are eligible to participate in AMC 10, and students in grades 9-12 are eligible for AMC 12. Based on the advisory, students can choose any one contest because both the tests will be administered simultaneously. The cost is $10 per student, and the deadline to register is December 13th, 2019.
According to the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), the organization that conducts these competitions, “the test is designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem solving skills. Both contests are 25-question, 75 minute, multiple choice examinations.” Regarding curriculum covered in the contest, MAA notes that AMC 10 covers the high school curriculum up to 10th Grade; the AMC 12 covers the entire high school curriculum including trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry, although excluding calculus.
The AMC test acts as a gateway to other higher-level competitions such as American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME). According to MAA, the top 2.5% of all scorers or scorers with at least 120 points are invited to participate in AIME. These competitions are considered very prestigious in the academic world.