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?
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.
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.
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
OP, I'm also using the first book of AOPS!!
@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.
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.
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.
~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.
Replies to: AMC 10/12/A/B 2013 Discussion Thread
A 100 on AMC 12 should qualify you for AIME.
OP, I'm also using the first book of AOPS!!
I have to take AMC 12 this year. I feel like it's a lot harder than AMC10.
Best of luck to everyone!
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.
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.
Got everything up through 14 except for that... And got a 94.5 by missing 15.
I'm not sure I entirely understand the scoring.
Correct me if I'm mistaken