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AMATYC Student Competition

What is the AMATYC Student Competition?
It is a national contest for students enrolled in community colleges throughout the United States. The contest is offered twice a year - once each semester. It is a fun "test". The test consists of 20 multiple-choice questions. The material covered on the test is considered to be pre-calculus in nature. Topics can include: logic, college algebra, number theory, probability, etc.  Each correct question is awarded 2 points, and each incorrect question receives (-1/2) point. This means that the test taker should think twice about random guessing.

When will the AMATYC Competition take place this semester?
Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 in Building D, Room D220. The test starts promptly at 1 p.m. and takes exactly 1 hour.

Who can participate?
We generally encourage and invite those students taking college algebra or higher to participate in this contest.  It is a wonderful opportunity for Moraine Valley students to experience what competing in a national competition feels like.

How do I sign up? What should I bring?
Students do not need to pre-register or sign-up in advance in order to take the test. They just need to come to the above classroom at the time of the test with a #2 pencil, a non-QWERTY calculator, and, most importantly, a picture I.D.

Are there prizes?
YES! The top 5 Moraine Valley students in each round will each receive a gift certificate to Borders books. Who can I contact in the math department about the AMATYC contest? If you have any questions or would like more information contact Elena Garant at (708) 974-5256, or Jerimi Walker at (708) 608-4244,

For more information on the AMATYC Student Mathematics League, visit

2010-2011 AMATYC Student Math Contest Winners

The participants in the Spring 2011 Round 2 AMATYC Student Mathematics League competition at Moraine Valley Community College with the highest scores are:

Matt Piper 19.5
Roger Vargas 13.5
Robert Fiedler 12.5
Emad Alhusseini 9.5
Bill Siroky 9.5

There were 43 participants in this round.
The 1st place winner received a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card and the 2nd through 5th place winners each won a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card.