The AMC 10/12 contests are getting harder. This year, the 2020 AMC 10/12 contests recycled four problems from previous AIME contests, which proves that higher level problems are showing up on lower level exams

These three problems from previous AIME contests are shown below:

**The 2020 AMC 10A Problem 19**is the exact same as**the 2016 AIME I Problem 3**.**The 2020 AMC 12A Problem 24**is the exact same as**the 2012 AIME I Problem 13.****The 2020 AMC 10B Problem 20**is the exact same as**the 2003 AIME I Problem 5**.**The 2020 AMC 10B Problem 21 (also known as Problem 18 on the 2020 AMC 12B)**is the exact same as**the 2015 AIME I Problem 7**.

Because we discussed the detailed solutions for these three problems from past AIME contests in our AMC 10/12 prep class, our students were able to successfully answer these exact same problems on the 2020 AMC 10/12 contests. This greatly improved their overall score to qualify for the AIME.

Because the AMC 10/12 problems are getting harder, we must practice not only previous AMC 10/12 problems but also easy or medium difficulty level problems from previous AIME to do well on the AIME.

More details can be found at:

- Some Hard Problems on the 2016 AMC 8 are Exactly the Same as Previous Problems on the AMC 10/12 and the Other Competitions
- The Hardest Problems on the 2017 AMC 8 are Extremely Similar to Previous Problems on the AMC 8, 10, 12, Kangaroo, and MathCounts
- The Hardest Problems on the 2018 AMC 8 are Nearly Identical to Former Problems on the AMC 8, 10, 12, and MathCounts
- Some Problems on the 2016 AMC 10/12 are Exactly the Same as Previous AMC/ARML Problems
- Some Hard Problems on the 2017 AMC 10A/12A are Totally the Same as Previous Problems on the AMC 10/12
- 365-hour Project to Qualify for the AIME through the AMC 10/12 Contests
- AMC 10 versus AMC 12
- American Mathematics Contest 10 (AMC 10)
- American Mathematics Contest 12 — AMC 12
- Notable Achievements of Our Students
- AMC 10/12 Historical Results
- The AMC 10 and AMC 12 Have 10-15 Questions in Common
- Some Problems on the 2016 AMC 10/12 are Exactly the Same as Previous AMC/ARML Problems
- Every Student Should Take Both the AMC 10A/12A and 10 B/12B!
- Students Can Easily Qualify for the AIME Through the AMC 12 During 11th and 12th Grade
- Premier National Mathematics Competition — AMC 8
- American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) Materials
- Great Benefits of Math Competitions
- The Big Value of Middle School Math Competitions
__A Little Competition can Inspire Math Students to Greater Achievement__- Optimal Strategies to Solve Hard AMC Geometry Problems
- Why Discrete Math Is Very Important
- Mathematics competitions are NOT mysterious, and every student can attend them! — 数学竞赛绝非神秘，每个学生都可参加！
- Girls should attend math competitions — 女生更应参加数学竞赛

There are many math competitions in the United States. Of those, **only**

**AMC → AIME → USAMO sequence**

**would take you to the IMO (International Math Olympiad), the highest level math competition for high school students in the world!**

**Featured Math Instructors**

All of our sessions are taught by highly qualified instructors who are excellent experts on preparing students for the exam. We distinguish ourselves by the high quality of our instructors. Finding top-quality instructors is no easy task. We’ve hand-picked some of the best, including graduates of Ivy League institutions.

Our instructors are dedicated to teaching and student success. They are very knowledgeable, patient, available, and willing to help our students. Our students receive a quality education that goes beyond the classroom.

Meet some of them here:

- Chief Math Instructor: Dr. Henry Wan
- Head Math Instructor: Dr. Natasha Khovanova
- Senior Math Instructor: Dr. Irina Kufareva

**Our Students**

In 2020, we had **82** students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. **One** of our students was among the 11 **Perfect Scorers** worldwide on the AMC 12A: **Yiyang X, **and **one** of our students was among the 13 **Perfect Scorers **worldwide on the AMC 10A: **Jason W.**. 43 middle schoolers and 9 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

**In 2019, we had 71 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!**

**8**of our students were among the top 151 National Winners (Perfect Scorers), including**2 sixth graders.****36**students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to**top 1%**test takers, as shown in Table 2.**27**students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to**top 5%**test takers, as shown in Table 3.**71 out of our 73 students****(97.3%)***received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America*

Read more at: 2019 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Eight Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2019, we had 4 students qualified for the USAMO and 4 Students for the USAJMO.

- Of the 280 USA Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students:
**Luke C., Zipeng L., Sameer P.,**and**Peter P.** - Of the 235 USA Junior Math Olympiad national qualifiers, 4 are our students:
**Michael H., Noah W., Holden W.,**and**Isabella Z.**

Read more at: 2019 USAMO and USAJMO Qualifiers Announced — Four Students Qualified for the USAMO and Four Students for the USAJMO

In 2019, we had **76** students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. **One** of our students was among the 22 **Perfect Scorers** worldwide on the AMC 10A: **Noah W.**and **one** of our students were among the 10 **Perfect Scorers **worldwide on the AMC 12B: **Kenneth W****. **Very impressively, 32 middle schoolers and 7 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

**In 2018, we had 64 students who obtained top scores on the AMC 8 contest!**

**3**of our students were among the top 44 National Winners (Perfect Scorers):**Eric B., Kevin Y., and Isabella Z.****40**students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to**top 1%**test takers.**21**students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to**top 5%**test takers.*64 out of our 66 students***(96.5%)***received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America*

Read more at: 2018 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Three Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2018, we had **73** students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. **Two** of our students were among the 35 **Perfect Scorers** worldwide on the AMC 10A: **Austen M. **and **Jason W.** and **two** of our students were among the 21 **Perfect Scorers **worldwide on the AMC 12B: **Kaan D. **and **Edward W. **Remarkably, 11 middle schoolers and 2 elementary schoolers qualified for the AIME!

**In 2017, we had 63 students who earned top scores on the AMC 8 contest!**

**7**of our students were among the top 75 National Winners (Perfect Scorers).**34**students received National Distinguished Honor Roll Certificates awarded to**top 1%**test takers.**22**students received National Honor Roll Certificates awarded to**top 5%**test takers.*63 out of our 65 students***(97%)***received National Awards for the AMC 8 from the Mathematical Association of America*

Read more at: 2017 AMC 8 Results Just Announced — Seven Students Received Perfect Scores

In 2017, we had **61** students who are qualified to take the AIME either through the AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. **One** of our students was among the 28 **Perfect Scorers** worldwide on the AMC 10A: **Austen M .**, and

**two**of our students were among the 65

**Perfect Scorers**worldwide on the AMC 10B:

**Ashwin A.**and

**Brad Z.**Remarkably, eight middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. Very impressively,

**Bryan Z.**, a 6th grader, gained a score of

**132**out of 150 on the AMC 10B.Read more at: 2017 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 61 Students Qualified for the AIME

In 2016, we had **36** students who are qualified to take AIME either through AMC 10A/12A or AMC 10B/12B. **One**** of our students was among the ****23 ****Perfect Scorers**** worldwide on the AMC 10A****:** Joel (Junyao) T. Particularly, seven middle schoolers and one elementary schooler qualified for the AIME, which is geared toward high school students. **Pravalika P.**, a 6th grader, got a 115.5 out of 150 on the AMC10B, which is very impressive. Read more at: 2016 AIME Qualifiers Announced — 36 Students Qualified for AIME

**2011 – 2015: In total, 37 students scored above 120 on the American Mathematics Contest 10 (AMC 10) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 26 students scored above 100 on the American Mathematics Contest 12 (AMC 12) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME); 3 students qualified for the USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO), the highest level of math competition for high school students in the USA**

2011 – 2015: In total, 23 students achieved perfect scores of 28 on the AMC 8

**Read more at: Notable Achievements of Our Students**

**Our Uniqueness**

We have a long history of close collaboration with the MAA‘s **American Mathematics Competitions (AMC)**, which are dedicated to strengthening the mathematical capabilities of our nation’s youth, and are the first of a series of competitions in high school mathematics that determine the United States team for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

**We are only one in the Washington DC metropolitan area to offer elementary, middle, and high-school level competition math courses. Our students have received top scores and awards at prestigious national math competitions.**

**Great Benefits of Math Competitions**

In an increasingly competitive college application pool, the process of mastering math skills through our courses and participating in the American Math Competitions will help students strengthen and diversify their extracurricular activities. These contests can motivate students’ interest and passion in math, and they can discover their talent through solving challenging problems different from those in the school classes. Many top colleges also request AMC scores as part of the college application process. Both **MIT **and **Caltech** have entry blanks on their official admission application forms for the applicant to enter their best AMC and AIME scores. **Ivy League Colleges** and **Stanford **ask for to the AMC and AIME scores in their Supplement to the Common Application Forms. Your children deserve the chance to list these scores on their applications! **Good AMC scores will greatly enhance admission opportunities for students to elite colleges.**

Read more:

- Great Benefits of Math Competitions
- The Big Value of Middle School Math Competitions
- A Little Competition can Inspire Students to Greater Achievement
- Why Math Competitions are so Important to Girls?

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**Ivy League Education Center**

Tel: 301-922-9508 or 240-780-8828

Email: chiefmathtutor@gmail.com

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