USF to host mathematics competition for middle school students

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The University of Saint Francis (USF) will host Indiana’s American Mathematics Competition (AMC 8), a 40-minute, 25-question, multiple-choice contest open to middle school students. The material comes from a middle school mathematics curriculum and none of the problems require a calculator.

The event will be held on Tuesday,November 15, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Doermer Family Center for Health Science Education on the USF campus.

First administered in 1950, the AMC is designed to increase interest in mathematics and develop problem-solving ability through a series of friendly mathematics competitions for students in grades 5 through 8 up to the age of 14.5.

The evening will begin with a check-in and refreshments, followed by the test. A program will be available to parents during the test, and the evening will end with awards, according to a press release from USF.

Approximately three weeks after the contest, AMC scores the tests, compiles and emails results back to the university. A student’s score is based on the number of problems correctly solved. Student’s who score 20 or better on the AMC 8 are invited to take the next set of contests in the AMC 10/12.

USF is offering an optional one-hour AMC preparatory session on Wednesday, November 9 at 6 p.m. in the Doermer Family Center.

To register for the competition, contact Carloyn Exner at cexner@sf.edu or 260-399-8067.