Culver-Stockton to host math competition for high school students

Posted: Feb. 11, 2013 8:42 am Updated: Feb. 25, 2013 11:15 am


CANTON, Mo. -- Culver-Stockton College will host and proctor an official America Mathematics Competition for local high school students on Feb. 20.

Students taking part in the competition will test their skills against students across the nation.

The competition will feature two levels -- the AMC 10 and the AMC 12. Both are 75-minute exams consisting of 25 multiple-choice questions covering secondary school mathematics and pre-calculus concepts. The AMC 10 is open to students under 17.5 years of age and not yet enrolled in grades 11 or 12, while the AMC 12 is open to students under 19.5 years of age in a program leading to a high school diploma.

AMC 12 students who rank in the top five percent nationally, or score at least 100 out of 150 points, will qualify for the American Invitational Mathematics Exam. Also advancing to the AIME will AMC 10 students who rank in the top two and half percent nationally or score at least 120 out of 150 points.

Students involved in the event not only will take the test but also tour the C-SC campus and hear Travis Peters, a professor of mathematics, talk about his recent mathematical research.

Four schools have already signed up for the event: Marion County, Schuyler County, Pleasant Hill and Keokuk.

More information is available by calling the Office of Admission at (800) 537-1883 or sending email to