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Harriton senior Michelle Qin shines in American Mathematics Competition (AMC)
Harriton senior Michelle Qin shines in American Mathematics Competition (AMC)

Harriton High School senior Michelle Qin recently participated in the Mathematical Association of America's (MAA) American Mathematics Competition (AMC-12) where she performed exceedingly well and ultimately qualified to sit for the American Invitational Math Exam (AIME).

The MAA's American Mathematics Competitions (MAA AMC) program leads the nation in strengthening the mathematical capabilities of the next generation of problem-solvers. Through classroom resources and friendly competition, the MAA AMC program helps America's educators identify talent and foster a love of mathematics. The MAA AMC program positively impacts the analytical skills needed for future careers in an innovative society.

The AMC-12 exam covers the entire high school curriculum including trigonometry, advanced algebra and advanced geometry, but excludes calculus. Students who perform exceptionally well on the AMC-10/12 like Michelle are invited to continue participating in the AMC series of examinations beginning with the AIME - a 15 question, three-hour examination where each answer is an integer number between 0 to 999. The questions on the AIME are much more difficult than those on the AMC-10 and AMC-12 competitions. Top scoring students on the AIME are invited to participate in the USA Mathematical Olympiad.

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