Vinschool registered to host the first American Mathematics Competitions in Vietnam

Wednesday, 25/11/2015, 07:11 (GMT+7)

In order to enhance Vietnamese students’ competitive edge and integration ability, the American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) for secondary school students was organized for the first time in Vietnam. Vinschool is one of the 6 schools registering to host this competition, with the hope that the students would have the opportunity to experience prestigious international-standard competitions.

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What’s special about the American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) is that all the test papers will be marked in America so that they are evaluated in accordance with the international standard. The most excellent students will be awarded with Mathematical Association of America’s Certificate of Merit, which has global value. The most important goal of the competition is to create opportunities for the candidates to get familiar with the mathematics formats that have their own depth in the general education program and many questions relating to practical mathematical applications.

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“With experiences in hosting international competitions, Vinschool has registered to host the very first American Mathematics Competitions here in Vietnam. We hope Vietnamese students’ competitive edge in a wider global arena will be enhanced when they have the opportunity to experience these prestigious international-scale competitions. This competition also provides the teachers with the good environment to learn about international mathematical approaches. Currently, Vinschool has been having the policy to combine different test question formats that train the students’ logical mind and ability to solve practical problems. The teaching methods that emphasize applicability and meet modern education requirements are also implemented.

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The American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) has had a long history. It has been organized by the Mathematical Association of America since 1950. This year, there are about 350,000 candidates from 6,000 schools from 34 countries all over the world participating in the competitions and they are divided into grade 8, 10 and 12.  About   10,000 candidates meet the requirement to go to the next round called AIME (American Invitational Mathematics Exams). AMC and AIME are open for students all over the world to participate in.

This is the first time the competition has been organized in Vietnam and it has attracted 2,820 candidates at 6 locations in Hanoi, Hai Phong, Nghe An, Thanh Hoa and Ho Chi Minh City. Vinschool is the second location in Hanoi that registered to host this long-history competition, with the participation of 800 students from many schools in the city.