2019-2020 AMC 8, AMC 10-12, and AIME Prep
- AMC8 Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
- AMC10/12A Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
- AMC10/12B Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020
- AIME I Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020.
- AIME II Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020.
Why take part in AMC?
- It helps getting into the engineering or science fields from Ivy-
League colleges or top Universities. MIT asks for the AMC scores in its college application. Stanford accepts high percentage of students who are good with math and science demonstrated in winning math and/or science contests.
- It improves logical thinking and problem solving skills.
- It helps advancing in school math track.
The path to the USA International Math Olympiad
AMC10/12 (scored top 2.5%/top 5%) → AIME → USA(J)MO (500 students) → MOSP (~30+30 students) → IMO (6 students representing USA)
- Two MathEdge PMWC trained students, Andrew He and Jerry Wu, qualified for 2012 MOSP (Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program)
- 16 MathEdge Students Were Named in the 58th Annual Results and Awards for AMC 10/12 Perfect Scorer, AIME, USAMO Qualifiers
AMC 10/12 prep: Saturdays 5-
AMC 8 prep: Saturdays 12-
AMC 8/10 Prep Curriculum
Curriculum and Schedule for Saturday (subject to change)
|1.||11/10/19||Orientation & Sample AMC 10 & 12||2009AMC10-A|
|2.||11/17/19||Exponent & Algebra||2002AMC10-B|
|3.||11/24/19||Functions & Logarithms||2003AMC10-B|
|4.||12/8/19||Counting & Probability||2004AMC10-B|
|5.||12/15/19||Number Bases & Arithmetic||2005AMC10-B|
|6.||12/22/19||AMC 10 Mock Test 1||2006AMC10-B|
|7.||1/5/20||Complex Numbers &Special Operations||2007AMC10-B|
& Circle Geometry
|9.||1/19/20||AMC 10 Mock Test 3||2000AMC12|
AIME (American Invitational Mathematics Examination) Prep
- Purpose: Prepare for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination
- Schedule: 4 weeks 2/9/19 – 3/9/19
- Day and Time: Saturdays 5-
- Who: Grades 9+
- Homework: Prior AIME contests
The AIME (American Invitational Mathematics Examination) is an intermediate examination between the AMC 10 or AMC 12 and the USAMO. All students who took the AMC 12 and achieved a score of 100 or more out of a possible 150 or were in the top 5% are invited to take the AIME. All students who took the AMC 10 and were in the top 2.5% (In previous years this percentage was 1%) (about 120) also qualify for the AIME.
The AIME is a 15 question, 3-
To qualify for the USAMO, scoring a minimum of 8 in AIME is required.
AIME Prep Curriculum and Schedule
|2/9/19||2009 AIME 1||N/A|
|2/23/19||2008 AIME 1||2008 AIME 2|
|3/2/19||2007 AIME 1||2007 AIME 2|
|3/9/19||2006 AIME 1||2006 AIME 2|
American Mathematics Competitions announced changes to the AMC10/12 –
1. The cutoff score to advance from the AMC10 to the AIME is still 120, but in the event that fewer than 2.5% of all students score 120 or higher, they will lower the cutoff score so that the top 2.5% of students advance. (In previous years this percentage was 1%.) (Also, no changes for advancement from AMC12 to AIME: it’s still 100 or the top 5%.)
2. Students can qualify for the USAMO only by taking the AMC12. Students can qualify for the USAJMO only by taking the AMC10. If a student takes both the AMC10 and AMC12 and qualifies for both olympiads, he or she must take the USAMO.