American Mathematics Contest (AMC)
Congratulations to Ailec Wu! Ailec won the regional AMC12 at VMI and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination.
Michael Laterza and Daniel Brooks also participated in the regional AMC12 with a strong showing.
The AIME (American Invitational Mathematics Examination) provides the exceptional students who are invited to take it with yet another opportunity to challenge their mathematical abilities. The AIME is a 15 question, 3 hour examination.
The main purpose of the AMC 12 is to spur interest in mathematics and to develop talent through the excitement of solving challenging problems in a timed multiple-choice format The AMC 12 is one in a series of examinations (followed in the United States by the American Invitational Examination and the USA Mathematical Olympiad) that culminate in participation in the International Mathematical Olympiad, the most prestigious and difficult secondary mathematics examination in the world. In this way the very best young mathematicians are recognized, encouraged and developed.
The mission of the MAA Competitions is to increase interest in mathematics and to develop problem solving through a fun competition. A special purpose is to help identify those few students with truly exceptional mathematics talent.
Moody’s Mega Math Challenge is a mathematical modeling contest for high school students sponsored by The Moody’s Foundation and organized by SIAM. The M3 Challenge spotlights applied mathematics as a powerful problem-solving tool, as a viable and exciting profession, and as a vital contributor to advances in an increasingly technical society. The contest introduces high school students to applied mathematics by giving them an opportunity to work in teams to tackle a real-world problem under time and resource constraints akin to those faced by industrial applied mathematicians.
SVGS students(left to right as shown below), Tori Prevette, Ailec Wu, Cady Van Asseldelft, Alex Maneval, Olivia Heeb, Gus Holberg and Jared Samuelson worked for seven hours to solve a real life problem.