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American Mathematics Contest (AMC) at Oakton

This year, Oakton Community College will host the American Mathematics Contest (AMC). 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 in grades 9-10 and younger, are invited to participate in AMC 10 on February 3 or February 25. Students in grades 11-12 or 19.5 years old or younger on contest date are invited to participate in AMC 12, also on February 3 or February 25.

Registration is now open. Space for AMC is guaranteed for participants who register 3.5 weeks before contest date. Less than 3.5 weeks before contest date, space is available on a first come first served bases.

Top scorers in AMC 10 and/or AMC 12 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.

Email of the results will be sent approximately one to two months after the contest. Awards and/or certificates will be mailed about two months after the contest if an address is provided during registration.

Next year's AMC schedule will be posted in August.

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

Gloria Liu, coordinator, Center for Promoting STEM, at 847.635.1738 or


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