2019-2020 AMC 8, AMC 10-12, and AIME Prep

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  • 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?  

  1. 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.
  2. It improves logical thinking and problem solving skills.
  3. 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)

 Success Story:

  • 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 5-7pm    Schedule:  20 weeks 9/8/18–2/9/19 (Excludes: Thanksgiving and Christmas wks)

AMC 8 prep: Saturdays 12-1:30pm, Fridays 4-5:30pm        Schedule: 10 weeks 9/8/18–11/10/18

AMC 8/10 Prep Curriculum

AMC10/12 Prep
Curriculum and Schedule for Saturday (subject to change)
1.11/10/19Orientation & Sample AMC 10 & 12 2009AMC10-A
2.11/17/19Exponent & Algebra

3.11/24/19Functions & Logarithms
4.12/8/19Counting & Probability
5.12/15/19Number Bases & Arithmetic 2005AMC10-B
6.12/22/19AMC 10 Mock Test 1

7.1/5/20Complex Numbers &Special Operations
8.1/12/20Triangle Geometry
& Circle Geometry
9.1/19/20AMC 10 Mock Test 32000AMC12
10.1/26/20Pigeonhole Principle2001AMC12

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 5-7pm
  • 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-hour examination in which each answer is an integer number from 0 to 999. The use of calculators is not allowed.

 To qualify for the USAMO, scoring a minimum of 8 in AIME is required.

AIME Prep Curriculum and Schedule

DateContentHW Due
2/9/192009 AIME 1N/A
2/23/192008 AIME 12008 AIME 2
3/2/192007 AIME 12007 AIME 2
3/9/192006 AIME 12006 AIME 2

12/1/10 NEWS:

American Mathematics Competitions announced changes to the AMC10/12 – AIME – USAMO qualification. Two major changes are:

 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.