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What is Middle School AMP’d?

The Middle School AMP’d challenge is held each fall. The event is a problem solving challenge in which teams of 6 – 8 middle school students to work together to 'complete their mission' by answering real mathematical puzzles. The focus of Middle School AMP’d is for students of all math ability levels to engage in math in a way that is fun, interesting, and different from a traditional math class.

Students will:

  • Work as a team to solve mathematics puzzles
  • Use practical applications of mathematics
  • Acquire competence and confidence through self-directed learning
  • Engage in applied technology
  • Develop leadership, teamwork, and organizational skills


Who may participate?

Schools may enter a maximum of two teams, each of which should have a minimum of 6 and maximum of 8 students. Each team must have at least one teacher chaperone in attendance and a second teacher or parent chaperone for schools registering two teams. All students must be current 6th, 7th, or 8th graders.


How much does it cost to participate?

The cost is $125.00 for the first team and $225.00 for two teams from the same school. The program fees include participation certificates, lunch, snacks (morning and afternoon), drinks, and a t-shirt for each student (and one teacher/adult sponsor/team). Additionally, all schools will receive a commemorative participation plaque.


Is there space available for my team(s) to participate?

We will fill the spaces on a first-come-first-serve basis. To check on current availability, please contact Jessica Gilpin by email at


How do I register my team(s)?

Registration for 2018 will open November 5, 2018.

When registration opens, follow the registration link in the sidebar to register your teams. If you have any questions, contact Jessica Gilpin at


I still have questions, who should I contact?

Jessica Gilpin, Postdoctoral Fellow for the College of Sciences and Mathematics Outreach at Auburn University can answer any additional questions you may have about the competition. She can be reached by e-mail at

Last Updated: 10/23/2018