## Math Competitions

**American Mathematics Competitions**

**American Junior High School Mathemtics Exam**

The AJHSME covers subject matter normally associated with the seventh and eighth grade mathematics curriculum and may be taken by all students in grades 8 and below. The multiple-choice exam will take place November 17, 1998; high-scoring students will be invited to participate in the American High School Mathematics Exam.

**American High School Mathematics Exam**

Each February, 350,000 students nationwide participate in the AHSME, the first in a series of examinations that culminates in the International Mathematical Olympiad. The AHSME is a 30-question, multiple-choice, calculators-allowed exam, to be completed in 90 minutes.

**American Invitational Mathematics Exam**

The AIME is an intermediate examination between the AHSME and the USA Mathematical Olympiad. All students with a score of 100 out of a possible 150 on the AHSME are invited to take the AIME. The AIME is a fifteen-question, three-hour examination. Each answer is a three-digit integer, and all problems can be solved using precalculus methods.

**USA Mathematical Olympiad**

Approximately 160 of the top-scoring AHSME/AIME students (based on a weighted average) are invited to take the USAMO, a six-question, six-hour essay/proof examination, High scorers on the USAMO are invited to attend the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program, and the six highest scorers represent the U.S. at the International Mathematical Olympiad.

For information about any of the above competitions contact:

Dr. Walter E. Mientka, Director

American Mathematics Competitions

University of Nebraska

1740 Vine Street

Lincoln, NE 68588-0658

(402) 472-2257