AMC provides the students an extra opportunity for external recognition. The certificates are often kept by students for their folios. They are well understood by employers and so can be used as evidence of problem solving ability.
Unlike formal examinations in mathematics, many of the problems are set in situations to which students can relate and indicate the relevance of mathematics in their everyday lives. Above all the competition is designed to be enjoyable, even for those students who might not have performed as well as they accept. Certainly the event is intended to be conducted in a pressure-free environment (not normally affecting school assessment) and the questions are designed to be sufficient interesting to stimulate discussion at a later time, with friends, parents or in the class.
Date: 1 August 2013 (Thursday)
Time: To be confirmed.
Time limited: 75mins
Venue: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Format: Multiple choices for the first 25 questions. The last 5 question have an integer answer between 0 and 999.
Divisions: Junior (F.1–2), Intermediate (F.3–4), Senior (F.5–6)
Enrolment fee: HK$125 (paid by a cross cheque payable to “The Hong Kong Polytechnic University”)
Enrolment deadline: 31 May 2013
For online application:
Ms Flora Poon