Mathematics

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AMATYC Student Math League Exam

The AMATYC Student Math League Exam is held twice per academic year. It consists of a twenty question exam with a mathematical requirement no greater than Pre-Calculus. The problems are designed to be challenging and students are rewarded at the end of the academic year for high scores on this exam. To learn more about the AMATYC Student Math League Exam, click here. Anyone can take the exam. All you need to do on the day of the test is show up to the designated location, bring a pencil and an approved graphing calculator with you (no QWERTY capabilities, no TI-NSpire, etc.), and follow the exam rules.

Fall Semester 2016

The Fall Semester 2016 installment of the AMATYC Exam will be held Friday, October 21 from 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM in Room 2206.

Fall 2016 AMATYC Exam (Round 1) Results

Preparation

AMATYC Student Math League help will be available in the ILC and in 2190. Here is the schedule

Monday: 2:30 -3:30 (Majumdar)

Tuesday: 9:30 -10:30 (Peterson); 12:30 -1:30 (Singh); 3 -4 (Majumdar)

Thursday: 9:30 -10:30 (Majumdar); 12:30 -1:30 (Peterson)

In addition to these, Professor Singh is available to help with AMATYC questions during his office hours in 2190. Here is his availability:

Monday: 11:15-12:00 PM (Room 2190)

Tuesday : 11:30 - 12:30 PM (Room 2190), 12:30-1:30 PM (Room 600)

Wednesday: 11:15-12:00 PM (Room 2190)

Thursday: 12:30-1:30 PM (Room 2190)


Past Exam Results

Fall 2015 AMATYC Exam (Round 1) Results

Spring 2016 AMATYC Exam (Round 2) Results

2015-2016 Overall AMATYC Exam Results

Coordinator

The exam proctor for the 2016-2017 AMATYC exam is Bhairav Singh. Backup proctors are Ruchira Majumdar and David Powers.

Practice Problems

A list of practice problems for the AMATYC exam (from past years) can be found here. Review sessions are usually conducted in the Math Society Club Meetings. Please contact Ruchira Majumdar for more information.

 

Scholarships

Scholarships are funds made available by sources generally other than the government, such as private businesses, organizations, clubs, colleges, etc., for students to help with the costs of their education. Generally students must compete for scholarships. Awards have many different criteria; they may or may not depend on financial need, may be aimed toward a specific major or type of student, may have a high GPA requirement or may not. Below is a link to LPC's Financial Aid site, which details how to look for and apply for scholarships.

Scholarships for Las Positas Students

In addition, there are many scholarships available for math students. Some of the scholarships given out this year are:

LPC Mathematics Related Scholarships

  • Randy Taylor Math, Computer Science, Engineering, or Science scholarship
  • Robert S. Taylor Math, Computer Science, Engineering or Science scholarship
  • LPC Mathematics Department scholarships
  • Associated Student of LPC Outstanding Student Award in Mathematics (up to four awards)
  • LPC AMATYC Competition Awards*
  • Mu Alpha Theta Scholarships and Awards
  • Sandia National Laboratory Honors Program

If you have any questions, please contact Jason Morris, Mathematics Instructor at Las Positas College.

 

 

 

 

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