American Mathematics Competition 8

Ages:Middle School

Type:Exam

Category:Mathematics

Scope:National

Contact


amcinfo@maa.org

The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment.

The material covered on the AMC 8 includes topics from a typical middle school mathematics curriculum. Possible topics include but are not limited to: counting and probability, estimation, proportional reasoning, elementary geometry including the Pythagorean Theorem, spatial visualization, everyday applications, and reading and interpreting graphs and tables. In addition some of the later questions may involve linear or quadratic functions and equations, coordinate geometry, and other topics traditionally covered in a beginning algebra course.

The AMC 8 is also available in French, Spanish, large print, and braille for print administration only.

Middle school students sit a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination. The material covered on the AMC 8 includes topics from a typical middle school mathematics curriculum. Possible topics include but are not limited to: counting and probability, estimation, proportional reasoning, elementary geometry including the Pythagorean Theorem, spatial visualization, everyday applications, and reading and interpreting graphs and tables. In addition, some of the later questions may involve linear or quadratic functions and equations, coordinate geometry, and other topics traditionally covered in a beginning algebra course.

This is a scored exam based on the number of correct answers submitted in the allotted time. The MAA AMC office will begin emailing official scores and reports in early to late-February following the AMC 8 in January. The email reports go out roughly in the order that we process the answer forms submitted from schools. Processing and reporting from start to finish take about 3 to 4 weeks.

Website: http://www.maa.org/math-competitions/amc-contests/amc-8

Managing Organization: Mathematical Association of America

Contact:

amcinfo@maa.org

Eligibility:
Students with a passion for problem-solving who are in grade 8 or below and under 14.5 years of age on the day of the competition are eligible to participate in the AMC 8.

Overview

The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment.

The material covered on the AMC 8 includes topics from a typical middle school mathematics curriculum. Possible topics include but are not limited to: counting and probability, estimation, proportional reasoning, elementary geometry including the Pythagorean Theorem, spatial visualization, everyday applications, and reading and interpreting graphs and tables. In addition some of the later questions may involve linear or quadratic functions and equations, coordinate geometry, and other topics traditionally covered in a beginning algebra course.

The AMC 8 is also available in French, Spanish, large print, and braille for print administration only.

Process

Middle school students sit a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination. The material covered on the AMC 8 includes topics from a typical middle school mathematics curriculum. Possible topics include but are not limited to: counting and probability, estimation, proportional reasoning, elementary geometry including the Pythagorean Theorem, spatial visualization, everyday applications, and reading and interpreting graphs and tables. In addition, some of the later questions may involve linear or quadratic functions and equations, coordinate geometry, and other topics traditionally covered in a beginning algebra course.

Criteria

This is a scored exam based on the number of correct answers submitted in the allotted time. The MAA AMC office will begin emailing official scores and reports in early to late-February following the AMC 8 in January. The email reports go out roughly in the order that we process the answer forms submitted from schools. Processing and reporting from start to finish take about 3 to 4 weeks.

Participate

Website: http://www.maa.org/math-competitions/amc-contests/amc-8

Managing Organization: Mathematical Association of America

Contact:

amcinfo@maa.org

Eligibility:
Students with a passion for problem-solving who are in grade 8 or below and under 14.5 years of age on the day of the competition are eligible to participate in the AMC 8.