American Mathematics Competitions (AMC12)
2021 American Mathematics Competition
Global authoritative youth math challenge
Introduction
In 1950, the first American Mathematics Competition sponsored by the Mathematics Association of America (MAA) took place.Today, the competition has become the most influential youth math challenge with over 300,000 students participating annually in over 6,000 schools from 30 countries and regions. AMC hosts a series of challenges such as AMC8 held in January for grade 8 or below, AMC10/12 held in November for students at/below grade 10/12. AIME held in March for high scoring AMC10/12 participants for promotion, and USAMO / USAJMO is for excellent AMC10/12 participants of qualification trial of AMC national team.
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October 2020, The Mathematics Association of America (MAA) officially authorized ASDAN China as an International Group Leader:https://www.maa.org/math-competitions/international-registrations to administer the American Mathematics Competitions (AMC8\AMC10\AMC12\AIME) in China mainland. 【Click here to view the CONTRACT/LICENSE AGREEMENT】
AMC12 Arrangement
Deadline: 9:00, 30 October(Version A)
9:00, 6 November (Version B)
Registration Time
18:00, 8 November- 12:00, 10 November
(Version A)
18:00, 14 November - 12:00, 16 November
(Version B)
Online Mock Exam
18:00, 8 November - before the beginning of the exam
(Version A)
18:00, 14 November - before the beginning of the exam
(Version B)
Download admission ticket for onsite competitors & Inquire
exam information for online competitors
Registration Time
Deadline: 9:00, 30 October(Version A)
9:00, 6 November (Version B)
Online Mock Exam
18:00, 8 November - 12:00, 11 November (Version A)
18:00, 14 November - 12:00, 17 November (Version B)
Download admission ticket for onsite competitors & Inquire exam information for online competitors
18:00, 8 November - before the beginning of exam (Version A)
18:00, 14 November - before the beginning of exam (Version B)
Download Digital Certificate
6-8 weeks after the challenge
Inquire Score
6-8 weeks after the challenge
Exam Time
17:00-18:15, 11 November (Friday) (Version A)
17:00-18:15, 17 November (Thursday) (Version B)
Description about Version A/Version B:
Version A is a different paper from Version B, but with same difficulty and range. Competitors could choose one of them to participate, or two of them. Version A and Version B is ranked and awarded separately, and the best score is chosen to participate in AIME (American Invitational Mathematics Examination).
Rules
AMC 8 | AMC 10 | AMC 12 | AIME | |
Qualification | In grade 8 or below
and also under 14.5 years of age on the day of the challenge |
In grade 10 or below
and also under 17.5 years of age on the day of the challenge |
In grade 12 or below
and also under 19.5 years of age on the day of the challenge |
In grade 12 or below |
Range | AMC 8 covers from a middle school mathematics curriculum. Possible topics include but are not limited to: counting and probability, estimation, proportional reasoning, elementary geometry including the Pythagorean Theorem, spatial visualization, everyday applications, and reading and interpreting graphs and tables. Some of the later questions may involve linear or quadratic functions and equations, coordinate geometry, and other topics traditionally covered in a beginning algebra course. | Usually covers mathematics syllabus in Grade 9 and Grade 10, including elementary algebra, basic geometry (Pythagorean theorem, area and volume formulas, etc.), elementary number theory and probability. Trigonometry, advanced algebra and advanced geometry will not be included. | AMC12 covers all mathematics knowledge learned in high school, including trigonometry, advanced algebra, advanced algebra and part of calculus. | Students who get great results in AMC 10/12 will be invited to participate in AIME. More difficult than AMC 10/12. |
Form | Individual, 25 multiple choice questions | Individual, 25 multiple choice questions | Individual, 25 multiple choice questions | Individual, 15 questions |
Time | 40 minutes | 75 minutes | 75 minutes | 180 minutes |
Scoring Criteria | 25 points in total
1 point for 1 correct answer 0 point for 1 blank answer or 1 wrong answer |
150 points in total
6 points for 1 correct answer 1.5 points for 1 blank answer 0 point for 1 wrong answer |
150 points in total
6 points for 1 correct answer 1.5 points for 1 blank answer 0 point for 1 wrong answer |
15 points in total
1 point for 1 correct answer 0 point for 1 blank answer or 1 wrong answer |
AMC12 Award and Display of Certificate
ALL the cut-off scores are in 2021 Fall Semester
AMC12 Award
* All participants are eligible for the electronic version of the certificate of participation.
Global Awards
Students with perfect score (150 points)
The cut-off score is 130.5 points in 2021 (12A); The cut-off score is 130 points in 2021 (12B)
The cut-off score is 111 points in 2021 (12A)2021; The cut-off score is 103.5 points in 2021 (12B).
Get 90 and more scores in grade 10 and below
School Awards
The top 3 scores up to 400 points or greater.
The top 3 scores between 300 and 399, inclusive.
Display of Certificate
Perfect Score
Honor Roll of Distinction
Distinction
Achievement Roll
Qualifying System
The Cutoff Score of AMC and USA(J)MO
The cutoff score of USA(J)MO in 2022
USAJMO cutoff scores | USAMO cutoff scores | |||
AMC 10 A | AMC 10 B | AMC 12 A | AMC 12 B | |
AIME I | 203.5 | 190.5 | 222 | 227.5 |
AIME II | 196.5 | 182 | 208.5 | 203 |
1.Qualification of USA(J)MO in 2022:
Candidates whose scores meet the USA(J) MO advancement cutoff score for the 2022 USA(J)MO.U.S. citizens and students studying in the United States and Canada (with qualifying scores) are eligible to take the USAMO and USAJMO.
2.Exam Time of USA(J)MO in 2022:
March 22-23, 2022 (American Eastern Standard Time)
(*Details may vary depending on the policy of the year)
Overview and Analysis of AMC12 Global Results in 2021 （Fall Semester）
From the overall distribution of the graph, the distribution curve of the scores is positively skewed, the highest point is the mode of the scores. The mode of both Version A is 54 which means that the largest number of students answered 9 questions correctly and Version B is 48, which means that the largest number of students answered 8 questions correctly (25 questions in total, disregarding the case of non-response). Meanwhile, the mean of Version A is 63.52 and the mean of Version B is 57.17, which means that the students' scores are at the middle to lower level and the questions have a certain difficulty.
From the graphical characteristics, all obvious prominent straight bars in the bar graph are multiples of 6, which indicates that students are more inclined to answer questions to get high scores, rather than not answering to get 1.5 points; the standard deviation of Version A is 24.42 points, and the standard deviation of Version B is 23.68 points, which indicates that there is a large gap between students' levels and the paper has a certain selectivity, on the other hand, the standard deviation values of paper A and B are similar, which indicates that there is no significant difference between the difficulty of Version A and Version B.
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