High school students can test their math skills in competition at USF

The University of Saint Francis will host the state's only American Mathematics Competition (AMC) 10/12 for high school students in grades 9-12 on Feb. 5, in the Pope John Paul II Center.

Activities will begin at 6 p.m. with food and refreshments, and the 75-minute test will follow.

A program will be available to parents during the test, and the event will wrap up with awards. Depending upon scores, students may have a chance to advance to national-level competition.

An optional two-hour preparatory session will be offered in the Pope John Paul II Center on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 6 p.m.

For additional practice materials, visit amc.maa. org.

To register for the competition, contact Carolyn Exner via email at cexner@sf.edu or call 399-8067.

First administered in 1950, the AMC's purpose is increasing interest in mathematics and developing problem-solving ability through a series of friendly mathematics competitions for junior (grades eight and below) and senior (grades nine through 12) high school students.

Academically talented students in the competition who apply to the University of Saint Francis directly out of high school may receive merit scholarships ranging from $2,500-$9,000 over four years.

The USF mathematics program integrates theoretical math and problem solving, providing a well-rounded preparation for future scientists, analysts, problem solvers and educators.