The AMC 8 contest is for students in the sixth through eighth grade, although accelerated fourth and fifth graders can also take part.
AMC 8 is 25 questions in length, and is multiple-choice with no penalty for guessing. The contest takes 40 minutes. A student’s score is the number of problems correctly solved.
Why participate in AMC-8 (quoted from AMC-8 website)
A special purpose of the AMC 8 is to demonstrate the broad range of topics available for the junior high school mathematics curriculum.
Additional purposes of the AMC 8 are to promote excitement, enthusiasm and positive attitudes towards mathematics and to stimulate interest in continuing the study of mathematics beyond the minimum required for high school graduation. Developmentally, junior high school students are at a point where attitudes toward school and learning, and perceptions of themselves as learners of mathematics are solidified. It is important that they be provided opportunities that foster the development of positive attitudes towards mathematics and positive perceptions of themselves as learners of mathematics. The AMC 8 provides one such opportunity.
2017 Fall AMC 8 Training Class
Test date: 11/14/17
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AMC 8 Preparation Class
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm, Saturday , 09/2-11/11 (12 classes)
Location: 20432 Silverado Ave, Ste 5, Cupertino, CA 95014
The American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) is the oldest and most prestigious nationwide mathematics competition in the United States. It started in 1950 and it is and has been the exclusive pathway for a student to advance to the USA Mathematical Olympiad.
Activities like the American Mathematics competitions organized by the Mathematical Association of America allow and encourage students to excel in an academic sphere. The contest is a rewarding experience where mathematical curiosity and skill are stimulated. AMC is designed to inspire an interest in mathematics that will lead to academic success, scholarship and a rewarding career.
Many well-known colleges and universities request scores from AMC contests at the higher grade levels and use them for recruiting and admissions.
Day 1. Arithmetic and Number
Day 2. Linear Equations
Day 3. Word Problems
Day 4. Graphs
Day 5. Basic Counting
Day 6. Probability
Day 7. Divisibility and Number Theory
Day 8. Geometry with Triangles
Day 9. Geometry with Circles
Day 10. 3D Geometry
Day 11. and Day 12. (Optional) Practice Test
Instructor: Brian has 6 years of experience in mathematics competitions since fifth grade in the AMC 8. His major achievements in math competitions include AIME qualification since 8th grade, USAJMO qualification in 9th grade, and a perfect score on the AMC 10 in 9th grade. As a key member of Lawson MathCounts, Brian helped the team achieve high rankings in the chapter competition. Brian has also helped teach math in the Lawson MathCounts program.