Earlier this month more than 155 students sat for the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) 10/12 exams at George School. Three students, Tony Tian ’19, Eric Liang ’17, and Bill Cui ’17 will move on from the AMC to the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME), meaning they received a top 2.5 percent or top 5 percent score. Tony earned an incredibly high mark of 145.5 out of 150.
The AMC 10 and AMC 12 tests evaluate problem-solving and analytical skills and are both 25-question, 75-minute, multiple-choice examinations in high school mathematics. The AMC 10 is for students in tenth grade and below, and covers the high school curriculum up to grade ten. The AMC 12 covers the entire high school curriculum including trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry, but excluding calculus.
The AIME is an intermediate examination between the AMC 10 or AMC 12. 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 percent are invited to take the AIME. All students who took the AMC 10 and had a score of 120 or more out of a possible 150, or were in the top 2.5 percent also qualify for the AIME.