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80 students from St. Johns Valley join 242,155 students nationwide in AMC

Posted Feb. 09, 2014, at 8:29 p.m.

On February 4th St. John Valley students from Wisdom Middle School /High School and from Fort Kent Community Middle School/High School participated in the nationwide American Mathematics Competitions at the University of Maine at Fort Kent.

This is the first time that the AMC 10A and AMC 12A competition was offered at UMFK for our students- an estimated 80 students from the above mentioned St. John Valley Middle Schools and High Schools joined 242,155 students nationwide to participate in the nations’ most prestigious mathematics competition.

The competition takes 75 minutes, thereafter all competition entries are sent to Lincoln Nebraska for evaluation. We hope that participating students receive their scores in ten days.

The students are probably excited to see their own score and learn their results compared to others across the US. The organizers hope, that participation in the AMC 10 and AMC 12 competition will improve good problem solving skills for professions across the board.

Privacy of the participating students is a nice feature of the AMC competition. The students receive their own score and with that they may visit the website

http://amc-reg.maa.org/reports/generalreports.aspx

and use the drop down menu to find all public statistical information about the contest including the contest score distribution graphics to see where is their own score places them on the bell curve.

Everybody involved is excited to learn a lot from the experience and we look forward to do better every year and develop a culture for love of problem solving in our students.

Eva Szillery and Jennifer Parizo proctored the competition at UMFK.

Eva Szillery PhD

Maine State Director

American Mathematics competitions

(A Program of the Mathematical Association of America)

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