# Math Contest

## Math Contest Details

### What is it?

It is part of the national contest sponsored by AMATYC, the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges.

## When is it?

- There are two tests.
- Round 1 is usually around Oct. 31.
- Round 2 is usually around Feb. 28.
- A student can participate in just one round, or in both.
- The test usually takes place on a Friday between 11 am and 12 noon.
- → Look for fliers posted in and around classrooms in the MS Building.

## Where is it?

Usually in one of the classrooms in the MS Building on the Panorama campus.

## Who can enter?

Any student without a two-year degree.

## What is it based on?

Precalculus and lower level classes--plus a good deal of logic.

## Can you use a Graphing Calculator?

Yes, but nothing with a keyboard. The TI-83, TI-84 and TI-89 are all ok. The TI-92, is not allowed. You may store formulas in your calculator, like trigonometric identities and formulas for the conic sections (circles, parabolas, hyperbolas and ellipses).

## Is there a prize?

A list of the annual winners at BC is maintained in the display case in MS 107. AMATYC also gives awards for national winners. And sometimes instructors at BC take up a collection for local prizes.

## Can you get copies of old exams?

Yes. Go to the AMATYC website.

## Where is the Website?

The AMATYC website.

On the website you will find the following buttons.

*Competition Questions*has copies of old exams.*Past Results*will give the national rankings of individual students as well as the college rankings. (College rankings are based on the sum of the scores of the top 5 students from the school.)

## Will there be practice sessions?

Check with the Math Club.