Maine students invited to participate in math competition

14 years ago

    BANGOR — High school students in Maine are invited to participate in the American Mathematics Competitions being held Feb. 8 in Presque Isle.
    Home-schooled students and students from public and private schools are all invited to participate at no charge. The institutions where the competitions are being held are covering the registration costs for participants.
    The competition, put on by the Mathematical Association of America, is the longest running and most prestigious mathematics challenge in the United States, according to Eva Szillery, MAA AMC state director. The event is the only way for a student to qualify for the USA Mathematical Olympiad.
    The AMC 10 covers mathematics normally associated with grades 9 and 10, and is for students under 17.5 years of age who are not enrolled in grades 11 or 12.
    The AMC 12 covers high school mathematics, and is for students in high school who are under 19.5 years of age.
    The competitions will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 with students able to participate at six locations including the University of Maine at Presque Isle at noon. Space is limited. For more information or to register, call or e-mail Szillery at or at 356-0207.