The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) - American Mathematics Competitions (AMC)
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Hiram College will be a host institution for the American Mathematics Competition. This is a competition sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America for high school students with the goal of increasing interest and developing talents in mathematics.
Hiram College will administer the AMC 10 and the AMC 12 on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. Testing will take place on Hiram's campus in The Forum in the Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Center (East Hall) and in the Hiram College Dining Hall side rooms.
There are two exams: the AMC 10 and the AMC 12. Students are eligible for the AMC 10 provided they are under 17.5 years of age and are enrolled in grade 10 or below; all high school students under the age of 19.5 are eligible for the AMC 12. Both exams consist of 25 questions with a 75-minute time limit, and calculators are not permitted. Additional information is available in the MAA brochure and FAQ page.
AMC 10 and 12 are free for participants.
There are two exams: the AMC 10 and the AMC 12. Hiram College will offer both exams on February 5, 2013. Space is limited; therefore the number of participants from each high school is limited to 8.
Students can easily REGISTER ONLINE to take the AMC 10 or the AMC 12 at Hiram College on February 5, 2013. Please submit one registration form per student. AMC 10 and 12 are free for participants.
Please contact Professor Brad Gubser at with any questions regarding registration.
Hiram College's AMC 10 and AMC 12 Testing Schedule
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
|8:00 AM - 8:45 AM||Check-in and Registration||The Main Lobby||Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Center||Hiram College|
|8:45 AM - 9:00 AM||Participants seated in testing rooms, Instructions discussed||The Forum & Side Rooms||Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Center & Dining Hall||Hiram College|
|9:00 AM - 10:15 AM||AMC 10 & AMC 12 Administered||The Forum & Side Rooms||Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Center & Dining Hall||Hiram College|
|10:15 AM - 10:30 AM||Break|
|10:30 AM - 11:45 AM||Campus Tour & Complimentary Lunch provided by Hiram College||Dining Hall||Hiram College|
|11:45 AM||Passing out of Unofficial Scores & Review of Exams||The Forum||Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Center||Hiram College|
About the Exams
Both AMC 10 and AMC 12 are 25 questions, 75-minute multiple-choice exams. These two exams will be given at the same time on February 5, 2013 at Hiram College.
Hiram College is administering only the "A" exam on February 5, 2013. The "B" exam date is February 20, 2013. A student may participate on both dates and may take any combination of exams for which they are eligible. If a student wishes to also register for a "B" exam, please find a list of other host institutions at:
The AMC 10
- Is an exam for students in grades 10 and below.
- Assumes knowledge in elementary algebra, basic geometry, area, volume, elementary number theory, and elementary probability.
The AMC 12
- Is an exam for students in grades 12 and below.
- Covers the high school mathematics curriculum, excluding calculus.
Any student who is officially enrolled in high school (or below) and is taking at least one course at the high school level, and has not graduated, is eligible to take the AMC 10 or AMC 12. Please note that students in grades 11 and 12 can not take the AMC 10. However, students in grades 9 and 10 may choose which exam they take.
Home-schooled students age 19.5 and under are eligible for the AMC 12 and home-schooled students age 17.5 and under are eligible for AMC 10 or AMC 12.
What to Bring
Students may use the following:
- Scratch paper
- Graph paper
- Number 2 pencils
- Calculators ARE NOT permitted
The AMC 10/12 will be given on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Hiram College. The AMC 10 and the AMC 12 are given at the same time and will take approximately 75 minutes.
If for any reason (i.e. Hiram College emergency closing, snow day, etc.) the AMC 10 and the AMC 12 cannot be given on February 5, 2013 at Hiram College, students may still take the "B" exam on February 20, 2013. If a student wishes to register for a "B" exam, please find a list of other host institutions at:
Each correct answer scores 6 points, a blank scores 1.5 points and an incorrect answer scores 0 points.
Hiram College faculty and staff will hand score each participant's exam immediately following the conclusion of the contest. Students are encouraged to stay in order to learn their unofficial scores. While exams are being scored, students may participate in a tour of Hiram's campus. After the tour, a complimentary lunch will be provided in Hiram's dining hall. Immediately following lunch, a professor of mathematics will review the exam and answer any questions students may have. Hiram College will award priizes to the top scoring students. Students may keep the contest booklets and solutions after the tests have been completed. The AMC will mail the official exam results to Hiram College within 60 days after the contest.
Participants are welcome to park in the Gelbke Fine Arts Center parking lot off of Winrock Road in Hiram. Parallel parking is available on most Hiram streets around campus. Parking is free for our guests.
American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME)
Hiram College will administer the AIME on Thursday, March 14, 2013. The exam begins at 9:00 AM and will be held in the Institutional Advancement Conference Room, Teachout-Price Hall, Hiram College.
To qualify for the AIME:
All students (USA and Canada) who score 100 or above or finish in the top 5% (whichever is more inclusive) on the AMC 12 are eligible to take the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME).
All students (USA and Canada) who score 120 or above or finish in the top 2.5% (whichever is more inclusive) on the AMC 10 are eligible to take the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME).
Hiram College encourages all participants to go to http://amc.maa.org/index.shtml for more information on the exams.
View problems from contests in 1999 to 2008. For a modest fee, the MAA offers a Math Club Package to help high school teachers provide additional preparation for their students; included in this package are the problems appearing in the last 10 years (2003 - 2012).
Brad Gubser, Chair and Professor of Mathematics, 330.569.5292,