The AMC 12 (American Mathematics Competition) is one of the most challenging math assessments available to high school students, so it should be no surprise that a number of Madeira girls jumped at the chance to put their skills to the test. The AMC 12, which covers topics from word problems to pre-calculus, aims to strengthen the mathematical capabilities of the nation's youth and to promote an intense study of mathematics that would not usually take place in a typical high school classroom. The test was held on February 20th.
No calculators were allowed during the 75-minute, 25-question exam, which is usually for 12th graders only. Madeira allowed girls in lower grades to participate this year. Benny Xu '15 taking BC Calculus, had the highest score at Madeira. Tied for second place were Annie Yang '16, taking Algebra II/Trigonometry, and Ruby Lu '15, taking Precalculus.Academics