Are you interested in math and problem solving? You can easily get involved at your school. Here are a few things you can do to get more involved.
- Sign up for the AMC exam. If your school does not offer this exam, you can take it at another school. Stuyvesant High School, for example, allows visitors to take the exam (visitor’s registration form).
- Schools can register for the following contests, which have team scores for the school, but each student works independently on the questions
- NYC Interscholastic Math League (NYCIML) (run by the NYC Math Team)
- New York Math League (NYML)
- Atlantic Pacific Math League
- Continental Math League
- Rocket City Math League
- The following contests are done in teams, with students working collaboratively:
- Purple Comet
- Downtown Mathematics Invitational (DMI) is held each December at Stuyvesant High School. It is an all-day competition with 3 team-based rounds and an individual round.
- South Brooklyn Invitational Math Competition (SBIMC) is held each spring at FDR High School in Brooklyn. It is an all-day competition with 3 team-based rounds and an individual round.
- Weekend math programs
All of these can help to prepare you better for more challenging competitions and to hopefully, one day, be a member of the NYC Math Team. More importantly, they give you opportunities to meet other students who are also interested in math and problem solving.
NYC Math Team Selection
Selection is done in the Spring of each year. To be considered, students should have taken the most recent AMC 10 or AMC 12 exam and know their scores. If you are interested in joining the team, be sure to take the AMC 10/12. To improve your chances, you can take both the AMC 10A/12A and the AMC 10B/12B. Be sure to prepare in advance by doing past AMC exams, which you can find at the Art of Problem Solving Website.
After you have received your AMC score, you can email the coach of the NYC Math Team at: . Scores will be verified with the center where you took the exam. Many of the students on the NYC Math Team will have at least made Honor Roll for the AMC exam, though this is not a strict criteria. It is also important that you are an active member of your school’s math team, if it has one.
Please complete the Coaches’ Form