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News release form the University of Saint Francis:

USF hosting American Mathematics Competition for middle school students

(October 27, 2015) — The University of Saint Francis will host Indiana’s American Mathematics Competition, AMC 8, on Tuesday, November 17 at 6 p.m. in the Doermer Family Center for Health Science Education on the USF 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 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 Tuesday, November 10 at 6 p.m. in the Doermer Family Center. 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 5 through 8 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.

 

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The University of Saint Francis is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, USF offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate 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, the university designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. The university will open a Downtown Fort Wayne Campus in the fall of 2016 that will feature business, entrepreneurship and music technology programs. Approximately 2,300 students from a broad geographic region currently attend USF for its academic excellence.

 

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