USF hosting math competition for middle school students

Sept. 24, 2013 FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The University of Saint Francis will host the state’s American Mathematics Competition, AMC 8, on Tuesday, Nov. 19 in the Doermer Family Center for Health Science Education in room 156A/156B.

First administered in 1950, the AMC’s purpose is to increase interest in mathematics and to develop problem-solving ability through a series of friendly mathematics competitions for students in fifth through eighth grade and up to the age of 14 ½.

The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute multiple choice contest. The student’s score is the number of problems correctly solved. The material covered is the middle school mathematics curriculum. No problem requires the use of a calculator.

Activities will begin at 6 p.m. with check-in and refreshments. The test will follow. A program will be available to parents during the test, and the event will wrap up with awards. 

After the test is completed, the contest administrator will send AMC the answer forms and AMC will score, compile and send email results back, usually within three weeks. A written report will follow, accompanied by the awards for the school. Students who score 20 or better on the AMC 8 are invited to take the next set of contests, the AMC10/12.

The university will offer an optional one-hour AMC preparatory session on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. in Doermer Center room 226. Those who desire additional practice materials can visit To register for the competition, contact Carolyn Exner at or phone (260) 399-8067.

Contact University of Saint Francis Department of Mathematics Chair, Dr. Victor Kutsenok, at (260) 399-7700, ext. 8237 for more information about the AMC.

The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Professional Studies and School of Creative Arts. The university’s College of Adult Learning designs focused curriculum for working adults by offering online and accelerated programs, through its Virtual, Fort Wayne and Crown Point campuses. More than 2,400 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.

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