AMC 8 (The American Mathematics Competition)

Do you love math and like to compete? Then read the information
below! We are bringing the AMC8 Math Competition to our campus.
In order to participate, you will need to sign up by OCTOBER 3rd. You
can sign up with your math teacher. Please visit the website for more
information: or read below.
AMC 8 (The American Mathematics Competition)
The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote
the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills. The contest is held in November every year.
The examination provides an opportunity to apply the concepts taught at the junior high level to problems which not only
range from easy to difficult but also cover a wide range of applications. Many problems are designed to challenge
students and to offer problem solving experiences beyond those provided in most junior high school mathematics classes.
High scoring students are invited to participate in the AMC 10.
A special purpose of the AMC 8 is to demonstrate the broad range of topics available for the junior high school
mathematics curriculum. This is done by competencies. The AMC 8 has the potential to increase the perceptions of the
importance of problem solving activities in the mathematics curriculum by stimulating these activities both preceding and
following the examination —specifically by studying the solutions manual.
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.
A Certificate of Distinction is given to all students who receive a perfect score.
An AMC 8 Winner Pin is given to the student(s) in each school with the highest score.
The top three students for each school section will receive respectively a gold, silver, or bronze Certificate for
Outstanding Achievement.
An AMC 8 Honor Roll Certificate is given to all high scoring students.
An AMC 8 Merit Certificate is given to high scoring students who are in 6th grade or below.
The competition will be after school on November 18, 2014. Again, you must sign up with your math teacher by OCTOBER 3rd to participate! GOOD LUCK!