The Physics and Astronomy Department will host a series of mathematics competitions for K-12 students to promote enthusiasm and a positive attitude toward mathematics and science and stimulate their interest in continuing their studies beyond high-school years. Faculty and staff are encouraged to register their children below.
For middle school students:
Jan. 19, 2023, at 6 p.m. – AMC 8, a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple-choice examination of middle school mathematics to encourage the development of problem-solving skills. It is free for Clemson employees and the University covers the participation cost.
For students in grades 1-12:
Math Kangaroo, taking place at Clemson at 6 p.m. on March 23, 2023, is an international math competition that engages more than six million students. The contest is based on a 75-minute multiple choice test, with 24 questions for students up to grade 4 and 30 questions for grades 5 and up. Every participant receives a small gift bag (with a T-shirt, a certificate of achievement, pencils and toys), so the registration must be done individually for each student. There is a fee of $21 per participant. Limited funding is available for students with special financial needs.
For students in grades 9-12:
On Nov. 10 and 16, 2022, at 6 p.m. – AMC 10 and 12 competitions. AMC 10 is a 25-question, 75-minute, multiple-choice examination with problems that can be understood and solved with algebra and geometry concepts. AMC 12 is a 25-question, 75-minute, multiple-choice exam with problems that can be understood and solved with pre-calculus concepts. They serve as primary selection tests for the national math team representing the United States at the International Math Olympiad, the most prestigious pre-college math competition. The University will cover the cost of participation.
Need more information?
For questions about any of these competitions, contact Jason Brown by email or phone 864-656-1217.