Premier National Mathematics Competition — AMC 8

https___cdn_evbuc_com_images_23502174_94898100017_1_original.gifThe American Mathematics Contest 8 (AMC 8), called the AJHSME until 1999, began in 1985. The AMC 8 is the most rigorous nationwide mathematics competition at the middle school level, dedicated to the goal of strengthening the mathematical capabilities of our nation’s youth. The AMC 8 is 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 AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple-choice contest for any student grades 8 and below. It is run by the Mathematical Association of America. A correct answer scores 1 point and an incorrect or blank answer receives neither gain nor penalty. Hence a score of 25 is considered perfect.

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Grade Level: The AMC 8 is designed for middle school students in grades 6, 7, and 8. Highly motivated 4th and 5th grade students are encouraged to participate as well.

AMC 8-NewNational Awards:

  • Certificate of Distinction — is given to all students who receive a perfect score.
  • Distinguished Honor Roll (top 1%). In 2014, this was 22-25 correct out of 25 problems.
  • Honor Roll (top 2-5%). In 2014, this was 17-21 correct out of 25 problems.
  • Student Achievement Roll (6th grade and below placing in the top 10%). In 2014, this was 15-25 correct out of 25 problems.

Challenge Level: Problems progress from relatively easy to very challenging. Middle school students of all abilities who enjoy math problem solving are encouraged to participate.

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More details can be found at:

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

There are many math competitions in the United States. Of those, only AMC AIME USAMO sequence would take you to the IMO (International Math Olympiad), the highest level math competition for high school students in the world.

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