Los Alamos High School will be participating in the American Mathematics Competition exams Tuesday, Feb. 3 (“A” exam) and Wednesday, Feb. 25 (“B” exam).
Interested high school students need to sign up for one or both exams in the Math Office, Room A212. A $5 fee is due at sign up, which begins now and goes through Thursday, Dec. 11.
The mission of the Mathematical Association of America in offering this competition is to increase interest in mathematics and to develop problem solving through a fun competition. Teachers and schools benefit from the chance to challenge students with interesting mathematical questions that are aligned with curriculum standards at all levels of difficulty. Students gain the opportunity to learn and achieve through competition with students in their school and from around the world.
The AMC offers a contest with an emphasis on problem solving, not just computation. The problems are for all students with a mix of easy, challenging and fun questions. Top students can receive recognition through special honors and awards, including the best in each school and the best in each state.
More information and practice options may be found on the web at www.amc.maa.org.