Students Qualify for the American Invitational Math Examination

Mar 19, 2021

Congratulations to several students across Frisco ISD who have qualified for the American Invitational Math Examination (AIME) based on their recent scores from the American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) for high school students. 

These accomplished students include Anveeth Vietla and Kevin Wang of Lebanon Trail High School, William Li and Max Yin of Liberty High School, and Arko Banerjee of Independence High School.

Students from across Frisco ISD participated in the annual AMC. The AMC is a series of examinations that puts students' math skills to the test while building student problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge.

Separate contests known as the AMC 8, AMC 10 and AMC 12 ask students to answer challenging multiple-choice questions. The AMC 8 is designed for students in sixth, seventh or eighth grade, the AMC 10 for ninth and tenth graders and the AMC 12 for eleventh and twelfth graders.

The goal of the contests is to increase the mathematical capabilities of our nation’s youth and to identify, recognize and reward excellence in mathematics.

Students who perform exceptionally well are invited to continue participating in the AMC series of examinations that culminate with the International Mathematical Olympiad.

The next level of competition, AIME, is a 15-question, three-hour examination in which each answer is an integer number from 0 to 999. The questions on the AIME are much more difficult than the AMC 10 and the AMC 12 and students are very unlikely to obtain the correct answer by guessing. All problems can be solved using pre-calculus methods. 

The top students from the AIME qualify for the USA Mathematical Olympiad or Junior Mathematical Olympiad program. Best of luck to these students as they continue testing their mathematical prowess!

"With the help of LTHS juniors Sanat Kumar and Champers Fu, we have been able to continue to grow the Math Olympiad group and encourage students across the District to play with mathematics and challenge themselves through friendly competitions," said Daniel Lowe, LTHS Math Olympiad Club sponsor. "We were able to increase the number of students participating in both the AMC 10 and AMC 12 based on interest in being part of the Math Olympiad club and we were also able to secure funding to cover the costs of the competition so that we could have more students participate. 

“Last year was my first year with FISD and we had a total of 20 participants, all from LTHS. This year we had 32 participants representing four FISD high schools. We actively seek anyone interested in playing with mathematics outside of a typical classroom setting. It was positive to see student participation increase among female students and other underrepresented groups in particular."

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