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Saint Leo Offers High School Students Chance to Compete in National Mathematics Competitions

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on January 30, 2019

Saint Leo University is sponsoring the American Mathematics Competition levels 10 and 12 exams for area students who would like to take either competitive test for free. This is a national competition.

The date and place are Wednesday, February 13, at Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, 33574. Students and parents need to report by 5:45 p .m. to Room 119 of Lewis Hall, a three-story building just inside the entrance to campus. Lewis Hall has a parking lot and the campus garage is nearby.

The administration of both tests begins at 6 p.m., sharp, and students need to do some paperwork first.

The AMC 10 is open to students in grades 10 and below and to those no older than 17.5 years on the day of the test. The AMC 12 is open to students in grades 12 and below and to those no older than 19.5 years on the day of the test. The AMC 12 covers all high school math curriculum, including advanced algebra, advanced geometry, and trigonometry. Both tests are in multiple choice format. Students are given 75 minutes to complete the tests.

To sign up, parents and students should contact Dr. Kevin Murphy of the Saint Leo University mathematics faculty by email at [email protected].

To read more details about the tests and the confidence-building benefits of competition, please see: https://www.maa.org/math-competitions/amc-1012

More about Saint Leo is at www.saintleo.edu.

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