Young Students Visit for National Math Competition

November 20, 2014

Nineteen young school children, many from Saint Anthony Catholic School near University Campus, visited on Tuesday to try their skills on a national test created by the Mathematical Association of America (www.maa.org) to encourage aptitude in problem-solving among middle-school aged children.

Students who participate in the American Mathematics Contest 8 (AMC 8) have 40 minutes to complete 25 multiple-choice questions. The contest itself highlights the importance of math, and students who score well receive recognition. Students receive their results in January or February.

The contest is free of charge to the families. Saint Leo has acted as a regional host site for several years to help nourish academic potential in the communities around University Campus.

Saint Leo will serve as a host site also for the upcoming American Mathematics Contest 10 (AMC 10) in February 2015. That exam is meant for high school student and presents 25 questions that can be solved using concepts from algebra and geometry. Participants have 75 minutes to complete the questions. For more information, or to register a student, contact Dr. Jacci White at jacci.white@saintleo.edu.