May 25, 2021
The MAA’s American Mathematics Competitions (MAA AMC) program leads the nation in strengthening the mathematical capabilities of the next generation of problem-solvers. Through classroom resources and friendly competition, the MAA AMC program helps America’s educators identify talent and foster a love of mathematics. The MAA AMC program positively impacts the analytical skills needed for future careers in an innovative society.
The American Mathematics Competitions are a series of examinations and curriculum materials that build problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge in middle and high school students.
American Mathematics Competition 8 (AMC 8): AMC's middle school level competition*
American Mathematics Competition 10/12 (AMC 10/12): AMC's high school level competition*
American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME): AMC’s invitational competition for high scoring AMC 10/12 participants
United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO) and United States of America Junior Mathematical Olympiad (USAJMO): AMC’s top invitational competition for high scoring AIME participants
The Putnam Competition: An annual mathematics competition for undergraduate college students in the United States and Canada
*These competitions are available in French, Spanish, large print, and braille.
In 1950, the first Mathematical Contest, sponsored by the New York Metropolitan Section of the Mathematics Association of America (MAA), took place. It was given in approximately 200 schools to around 6,000 students in the New York area only. Today, the competition has grown to over 300,000 students participating annually, in over 6,000 schools.
AMC 8 for middle school students up to 8th grade level math
AMC 10 for high school students up to 10th grade level math
AMC 12 for high school students up to 12th grade level math