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American Mathematics Contest (AMC) at Oakton

This year, Oakton Community College will host the American Mathematics Contest 8 (AMC 8) on Tuesday, November 18. The Committee on the American Mathematics Competitions organizes such national contests to recognize and reward student excellence in mathematics. The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple-choice examination in middle school mathematics that promotes problem-solving skills.

AMC 8 is for students in grades 6 - 8 -- homeschooled or enrolled in area middle schools. Younger students may also compete. The contest kicks off at 4:30 p.m. in the College’s Des Plaines campus at 1600 East Golf Road.

Students who receive high scores on AMC 8, and students in grades 9-10, are invited to participate in AMC 10 on February 3 or February 25. Students who score highly on AMC 10, and students in grades 11-12, are invited to participate in AMC 12, also on February 3 or February 25.

Registration is now open. Space for AMC 8 is guaranteed for participants who register on or before Saturday, October 25. After that date, space is available on a first come first served bases through Tuesday, November 11. Registrations for AMC 8 will not be accepted within 7 days of the contest.

Top scorers in these contests qualify to compete in the American Invitational Mathematics Examination with the possibility of qualifying to compete in the International Mathematics Olympiad. Oakton Community College will host these exams for all students who qualify from its site.

The event is free and sponsored by the Department of Mathematics, Enrollment and Outreach, and the Center for Promoting STEM.

For more information about the AMC at Oakton, contact:

Dorota Zak, associate professor of mathematics, at 847.635.1961 or dzak@oakton.edu

Gloria Liu, coordinator, Center for Promoting STEM, at 847.635.1738 or glorial@oakton.edu

 

All STEM-related events are posted online.


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12/09/2014 - STEM Students Symposium

Students present findings from their research on a science, technology, engineering, and/or math topic.


12/10/2014 - STEM Students Symposium Day 2

Students present findings from their research on a science, technology, engineering, and/or math topic.

Contact STEM

Joe Kotowski
Director, Center for Promoting STEM
Professor, Mechanical Design & Mathematics
Room B231, Skokie
koto@oakton.edu
847.635.1268
Gloria Liu
Coordinator & Co-Director, Center for Promoting STEM
Room 2166, Des Plaines
glorial@oakton.edu
847.635.1924
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