Math Competitions

The Stanford Math Circle frequently proctors math competitions for local students on the Stanford campus. All students are welcome and do not have to be a member of the math circle to participate.
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Please note: Many local schools already offer the AMC 8 or the AMC 10/12 to their students. If your school offers the competition, you must take it at your own school. Before signing up at Stanford, please confirm with your school's math department head that they will not be offering the competition.

Mathematical Association of America Competitions

The Mathematical Association of America’s American Mathematics Competitions (MAA AMC) are a series of examinations and curriculum materials that build problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge in middle and high school students. These competitions are intended to be fun and friendly, not high-stakes college entrance exams. We are very happy that we can make the competitions available to students who wouldn't otherwise be able to participate, and we hope everyone enjoys it and learns from it.


The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple-choice examination in middle school mathematics.

Eligibility: Students must be in 8th grade or younger to participate.

AMC 10/12

The AMC 10 and AMC 12 are both 25-question, 75-minute, multiple-choice examinations in high school mathematics.

Eligibility: For the AMC 10, students must be in 10th grade or below and under 17.5 years old to participate. For the AMC 12, students must be in 12th grade or below and under 19.5 years old to participate.

AIME and Beyond

For students who qualify, the Stanford Math Circle also hosts invitational exams, including the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME).

Learn more about the AIME and other invitational competitions.