The team and community at AoPS have done a great job of providing a huge volume of high-quality resources for preparing for the AMC tests, and we are grateful for their work both in helping to build champions, and also in raising awareness about the AMC. That’s no exaggeration.

But in contrast to their broader mission, our Achievable AMC course has only one purpose: to give students **the shortest possible path to knowing all the needed facts, formulas, and concepts, and having them down absolutely cold.**

Our course graduates will correctly tell you that everything in this course is available elsewhere in principle. But now it’s available all in one place, built into a customizable learning engine that automatically adjusts to your demonstrated knowledge level. That makes this one component of AMC mastery accessible in **months instead of years**, while **taking far less total time** away from other activities.

**Questions:** 25

**Length** 75 minutes

**Format:** Multiple choice

**Eligibility:** Children in grade 10 or below and under 17.5 years of age on the day of the competition

The AMC 10 is for students in the first half of high school that are interested in developing a proficiency for mathematics and potentially competing in the AIME (American Invitational Mathematics Examination) for a spot on the US Math Olympiad Team. Even students who don't make it to the AIME find that the AMC 10 is a great opportunity for them to further their interest in mathematics, tackle advanced problems, and bolster their college application.

The material covered on the AMC 10 is often included in a typical grade 9 and grade 10 mathematics curriculum, but almost never at this level of depth. Possible topics include (but are not limited to): elementary algebra, basic geometry knowledge, the Pythagorean Theorem, area and volume formulas, elementary number theory, and elementary probability.

What is NOT included in the AMC 10 is: trigonometry, advanced algebra, advanced geometry, precalculus, or calculus.

**Questions:** 25

**Length** 75 minutes

**Format:** Multiple choice

**Eligibility:** Children in grade 12 or below and under 19.5 years of age on the day of the competition

The AMC 12 is for high school students that are interested in developing a proficiency for mathematics and potentially competing in the AIME (American Invitational Mathematics Examination) for a spot on the US Math Olympiad Team. Even students who don't make it to the AIME find that the AMC 12 is a great opportunity for them to further their interest in mathematics, tackle advanced problems, and significantly bolster their college application. The AMC 12 is particularly useful for supporting applications to STEM-focused programs at undergraduate universities, especially as the ACT and SAT continue to become less useful to elite universities" admissions departments.

Much of the material covered on the AMC 12 is included in most high school mathematics curricula through grade 12. However, almost no schools cover all this material at this level of depth. Possible topics include (but are not limited to): elementary algebra, first- and second-year geometry, elementary number theory, elementary probability, trigonometry, advanced algebra, advanced geometry, and precalculus. Calculus is never included.

**Questions:** 25

**Length** 40 minutes

**Format:** Multiple choice

**Eligibility:** Children in grade 8 or below and under 14.5 years of age on the day of the competition

The AMC 8 is for middle school students that are interested in developing a proficiency for mathematics and analytical thinking. The journey that begins with the AMC 8 can lead to further mathematics competitions (such as the AMC 10 and 12), an improved college application, or assistance in future careers. Students apply the skills they already learn in middle school math class to unique challenges that test their problem solving and critical reasoning.

The material covered on the AMC 8 should be included in a typical middle school mathematics curriculum, but is not usually covered at this level of depth. Possible topics include (but are not limited to): counting and probability, estimation, proportional reasoning, elementary geometry including the Pythagorean Theorem, spatial visualization, everyday applications, and reading and interpreting graphs and tables. Some of the more challenging questions may involve linear or quadratic functions and equations, coordinate geometry, and other topics traditionally covered in a beginning algebra course.

The AMC 8 is a multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills.

The material covered on the AMC 8 includes topics from a typical middle school mathematics curriculum. Possible topics include but are not limited to: counting and probability, estimation, proportional reasoning, elementary geometry including the Pythagorean Theorem, spatial visualization, everyday applications, and reading and interpreting graphs and tables. In addition some of the later questions may involve linear or quadratic functions and equations, coordinate geometry, and other topics traditionally covered in a beginning algebra course.

The AMC 12 covers the entire high school curriculum including trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry, but excluding calculus. Students in grade 12 or below and under 19.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 12.

The AMC 12 assumes knowledge of elementary algebra; basic geometry knowledge including the Pythagorean Theorem, area and volume formulas; elementary number theory; and elementary probability.

The AMC exam is hosted by MAA. Participants have 40 minutes (AMC 8) and 75 minutes (AMC 12) to answer 25 multiple-choice questions (AMC 8 and AMC 12).