Asbury to Host High School Math Competition in February
December 22, 2016
WILMORE, Ky. — High school students in grades 8-12 have an outstanding opportunity to participate in the American Mathematics Competition (AMC), hosted on Asbury University’s campus on Feb. 7. The event will be held in the Kinlaw Library, and the cost is $5 per student. Registration includes a free afternoon session including lunch with Asbury math students and faculty, a visit to a Calculus I lab and a campus tour.
A program of the Math Association of America, AMC provides great experience for college and career resumes and is the starting point on the path to the United States of America Mathematics Olympiad and USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad.
“We look forward to bringing 50 of the best and brightest grades 8-12 mathematicians to campus for the day-long event,” said Dr. Cheryll E. Crowe, a professor in Asbury’s Math Department. “Students enjoy the challenge of the problems and being able to be a ‘mathematician’ for the day, as well as participating in college classes.”
The event hosted by Asbury will include two compeition levels (AMC 10 and AMC 12). Each competition is a 25-question, 75-minute multiple choice examination in high school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills.
The AMC 10 contest covers material usually associated with grades 9 and 10, and the AMC 12 contest covers the high school math curriculum, excluding calculus. To challenge students at all grade levels, and with varying mathematical skills, the problems range from fairly easy to extremely difficult.
“Asbury’s Math Department has a deep commitment to preparing math teachers, but also meeting the needs of grades K-12 students,” Crowe said. “In November, the Asbury Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ACTM) was established as an official affiliate of the Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics, which is part of the national organization for mathematics education, NCTM (http://www.nctm.org). The AMC competition is one of several annual events directed by the Math Department, and now in conjunction with ACTM, the opportunities have increased to expand our service and outreach to K-12 students and teachers.”
To learn more about Asbury’s Math Department, visit: asbury.edu/Math.