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AMC 10/12/A/B 2013 Discussion Thread

SteelTrapMindsetSteelTrapMindset Registered User Posts: 581 Member
edited December 2013 in High School Life
Since the AMC is coming up soon, I decided to make this thread. My school will be taking the test on the 5th. I'll be taking the AMC 12. I hope that this year the first half won't be too hard. I've been using the first volume of the Art of Problem Solving. Has anyone else been studying for it?
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Replies to: AMC 10/12/A/B 2013 Discussion Thread

  • ojeshshojeshsh Registered User Posts: 71 Junior Member
    I'm taking AMC 12! But I haven't done any practice and I have like almost no math competition experience...am I completely screwed? I'd be completely happy with a ~100 score though.
  • FutureExonian15FutureExonian15 Registered User Posts: 131 Junior Member
    I have a math team class at school, and we've been working past AMC 10 tests. Hopefully I'll do better than last year :) Personally my weak points in probability and the AMC 10/12 always has 2 or 3 questions on it.

    A 100 on AMC 12 should qualify you for AIME.
  • halcyonheatherhalcyonheather Registered User Posts: 8,600 Senior Member
    I have literally no math competition experience. My school doesn't even have a math club so I have to go to a college 85 miles away to take it.
  • ojeshshojeshsh Registered User Posts: 71 Junior Member
    How should I study/practice? I know there's practice on aops, but any other ideas?
  • ElvenRangerElvenRanger Registered User Posts: 298 Junior Member
    I'm taking the AMC 10 A and B and I'm nervous...I'm a sophomore so it's my last chance to take them and try to qualify for AIME because...well, let's just say I failed last year :P
    OP, I'm also using the first book of AOPS!! :)
  • ClassOf2015HSClassOf2015HS Registered User Posts: 2,060 Senior Member
    I'm taking the AMC 10 again. I didn't do too well last year.
  • zhexilu1zhexilu1 Registered User Posts: 54 Junior Member
    Took AMC 10 last year, qualified for AIME.
    I have to take AMC 12 this year. I feel like it's a lot harder than AMC10.
    Best of luck to everyone! :)
  • mapletree7mapletree7 Registered User Posts: 346 Member
    I took an AMC 12 prep class that lasted a few months. I'm going to try to make USAMO this year!
  • ChrysantheChrysanthe - Posts: 31 New Member
    Which prep class did you take? How helpful is it?
  • OrchidBloomOrchidBloom Registered User Posts: 874 Member
    @zhexilu: It's harder, but the cut-off is more lenient. I know someone who took AMC 12 as a freshman, got into AIME, but then took AMC 10 as a sophomore, and didn't make AIME (granted, she was really sick the day of her AMC 10)

    I'm taking AMC 10 A and B this year, really hoping for AIME qualification...last year I missed the cut-off by 3 points...
    And this year I missed the cut-off for CMO (Canadian) by 2 points.
  • huehuehue32huehuehue32 Registered User Posts: 555 Member
    I'm so stressed about the AMC 12. I never heard about the AMC until this year when I saw how many admits to the schools I like did it. It hadn't been hosted at my school for years. I got it going again, and I've been doing like 1-2 hours every other night in studying past exams. I'll be eternally ****ed if I don't get the magical 100.
  • tangentlinetangentline Registered User Posts: 1,050 Senior Member
    Senior year. Maybe I'll do better this year... My AMC 12 A was bad last year but my 12B was a question narrowed down to two answers' guess away from qualifying. I get better every year and this may be the one to do it.

    Arr! And yes, I've done the so-called "easy" test back in 2010 and "qualified" for the AIME on practice matters. Practicing the 13-14-15-16-17 range problems I think should be an approach in the time being. I never got my hands on a copy of AOPS or a class.
  • tangentlinetangentline Registered User Posts: 1,050 Senior Member
    ~After doing #10 on last year's 12B, I feel bad for blanking out on it back then -.-
    Got everything up through 14 except for that... And got a 94.5 by missing 15.
  • halcyonheatherhalcyonheather Registered User Posts: 8,600 Senior Member
    Could you answer 14 problems correctly, omit 11, and still get 100+?
    I'm not sure I entirely understand the scoring.
  • huehuehue32huehuehue32 Registered User Posts: 555 Member
    6 for correct, 1.5 for unanswered, 0 for incorrect. 14 correct and 11 omit would thus be 84+16.5= 100.5

    Correct me if I'm mistaken
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