USF Hosting Math Competition for Middle School Students

October 29, 2018

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The University of Saint Francis will host Indiana’s American Mathematics Competition, AMC 8, on Tuesday, November 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the Doermer Family Center for Health Science Education, room 156AB, on the USF main campus, 2701 Spring Street.

The AMC 8 is a 40-minute, 25-question, multiple-choice contest open to middle school students. The material comes from a middle school mathematics curriculum, and none of the problems require the use of algebra or a calculator. The student’s score is the number of problems correctly solved.

The evening begins with check-in at 5:30 and refreshments, with the test following. A program will be available to parents during the test, and the event will end with awards.

Approximately three weeks after the contest, AMC scores the tests, compiles and emails results back to the university. A written report follows, accompanied by any awards for the school. Students who score 20 or better on the AMC 8 are invited to take the next set of contests, the AMC 10/12.

USF is offering an optional one-hour AMC preparatory session on Wednesday, November 7 at 6 p.m. in the Doermer Family Center room 229. To register for the competition, contact Carolyn Exner at cexner@sf.edu or phone 260-399-8067.

First administered in 1950, the AMC is designed to increase interest in mathematics and develop problem-solving ability through a series of friendly mathematics competitions for students in grades five through eight, up to the age of 14 ½.

For more information about the AMC, contact USF mathematics professor Dr. Victor Kutsenok at 260-399-7700, ext. 8237 or Dr. Alfredo Villanueva at 260-399-7700, ext. 8235.

Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. USF Downtown houses the university’s business and music technology programs while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis campus experience includes 16 athletic programs boasting two individual and four team NAIA national championships, and is recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution. Approximately 2,200 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.