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**by**** Ron Yannone**

The
members of the **Commit****tee on the
American Mathematics Competitions (CAMC)** are dedicated to the goal
of strengthening the mathematical capabilities of our nation's youth. (See (http://www.unl.edu/amc). The CAMC be

Since 1995, I
have been involved ^{th},
10^{th}, and 12^{th} grade junior/

The present collection of tests offered, in

The **AMC 8**
is a 25 question, 40 minute multiple ** A special purpose of the AMC 8 is to demonstrate the broad
range of topics
available for the junior high
school mathematics curriculum**.
This is done by competencies. The
AMC 8 has the potential to

Developmentally, junior

The
**AMC10**
is a 25 question, 75 minute multiple ** The main
pur**. The problems

The
**AMC12**
is a 25 question, 75-minute multiple-

The
**AIME (American
Invitational Mathematics Examination)** **is an inter mediate examination between the AMC 10 or AMC 12 and the USAMO.** All students who

The **USAMO (**

1. The goal is to
select about 250 of the top scorers from the prior AIME and AMC 12A, AMC 12B,
AMC 10A and AMC 10B contests to

2. Selection will
be

3. The first
selection will be the approximately 160

4. The lowest
AIME score among those 160 first selected will determine a floor value. The
second selection of USAMO

5. The student

6. To adjust for
variations in contest difficulty, the number of students selected from A &
B contests will be proportional to the number of students who

7. The selection
process is de

The **goal of the Mathematical Olympiad Summer
Program (MOSP) is:**

(1) To provide a mathematics program
for about 25 very promising students who have risen to the top on the American
Mathematics Competitions.

(2) To

(3) To provide in depth enrichment in important mathematical topics to
stimulate their

(4) To coach the IMO team, which was selected on the basis of the USA
Mathematical Olympiad and further IMO

The *rigorous curriculum and daily schedule of
the MOSP is designed to achieve the
goals of the program*. The MOSP will

**The Office of
Naval Research has traditionally underwritten the MOSP instructional
costs and participant support, while private sponsorship provides travel funds for
the participants travel, and the University
of Nebraska Lincoln
provides its campus facilities and reduction
in room and board fees**.

**Each year since
1974, a small team of
exceptionally talented high
school students has represented the **
In addition to comprehensive mathematical

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(1) To provide
opportunities for meetings and

(2) To enrich the education and training for research in the mathematical
sciences of 30 of our nation’s

(3) To stimulate and

(4) To use this friendly competition as a forum for the ex

(5) To foster unity of interest among all nations. Mathematics, because of its universal nature,
is

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