INTEREST MEETING We would meet afterschool on Wednesdays. We would practice problems in preparation for the UNC Charlotte regional math competition and the AMC(American Mathematics Competition) math contest. NCCTM State High School Mathematics Contests The State Mathematics Contest was initiated in 1979 to provide state level competition in comprehensive mathematics for those students who had excelled in regional contests held earlier across the state. Under the sponsorship of the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, regional winners are invited to the NC School of Science and Mathematics to determine the top mathematics students in the state. The State Contest expanded to include state finals in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry. Results from three regional final sites are used to determine the top performers in the three subjects. UNC Charlotte Super CompetitionIt's an annual math competition that occurs on the 1st Monday of March. It is the regional competition for the North Carolina State High School Mathematics Contest. They have a Algebra 2 contest and a comprehensive contest which is a mixture of algebra, geometry, algebra 2, and pre-calculus. Students can participate in the algebra 2 contest only if they took algebra 2 that school year. The competitions occurs at the same time so you have to choose between algebra 2 and comprehensive. If you are in the top 8% of the contestants in the Comprehensive exam you can then move to the North Carolina State High School Mathematics Contest Finals. If you are in the top 10% in the Algebra 2 contest you advance to the State Finals. The top public school team is given a trophy. The exams are 60 minutes and multiple choice. No Calculators are allowed in the competition. http://math2.uncc.edu/~hbreiter/problems/UNCC.html -Practice Problems Link AMC 10/12 Contest Takes place in mid February annually at your home school. The school has to register before the date of the contest. The AMC 10 is a 25 question, 75 minute multiple choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with algebra and geometry concepts. The AMC 12 is a 25 question, 75 minute multiple choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with precalculus concept . Calculators are allowed. http://goodlymaths.0catch.com/contests/amc/amc_archive.htm- Practice Problem Link AMC 10/12 Contest Continued Which Test Should You Take? Students in grades 9 and 10 should participate in the AMC 10. All USA, USA embassy, Canadian and foreign school students in grade 10 or below are eligible to participate. All students in grades 11 and 12 should participate in the AMC 12. All USA, USA embassy, Canadian and foreign school students in grade 12 or below are eligible to participate. AMC Math Contest Awards Intramural Awards A Certificate of Distinction is given to all students who qualify to take the American Invitational Mathematics Examination. An AMC 10 and AMC 12 Winner Pin is given to the student(s) in each school with the highest score. The top three students for each school section will receive respectively a gold, silver, or bronze Certificate for Outstanding Achievement. An AMC 10 and AMC 12 Honor Roll of Distinction Pin is given to the top 1% of all participating students. An AMC 12 Certificate of Achievement is given to high scoring students who are in 10th grade or below.