AMC 8 preparation class
Time: Friday 4:30 to 6:00, 09/13-11/15 (10 classes)
Location: 1340 S De Anza Blvd. Suite 202, San Jose, CA 95129
Contact: email@example.com, 408-366-2204
Fee: $350 (returning student discount: 5%, sibling discount: 5%, multple class discount: 5%)
We offer free pickup services for students from Miller, Kennedy, Hyde, and Redwood (if more than 3 students register). For other middle school students, we can consider the pickup serive depending on the distance.
The students can either do their own homework (free) or take English grammar class from 3:30 to 4:30 ($10/hr).
Instructor: Jason X., Lynbrook Senior
Jason’s Mathematics Background:
Santa Clara Valley Mathematics Association: 3 students selected from each school; 50+ students per event
Calculus 1st place (11th grade)
Open (Pre-Calculus) 1st place (10th grade)
Mathematical Association of America Competitions
American Invitational Mathematics Examination Qualifier (9th-11th grade)
Top 2.5% of AMC 10 and Top 5% of AMC 12
United States of America Mathematical Olympiad Qualifier (11th grade)
Top 250+ high school students across America
Scored within the top 150 students
American Regions Mathematics League (Team Event): Consists of team, power, individual, and relay rounds
- Team A6: Over 100 teams with around 1800 students
Jason has been teaching AMC 8, Counting and Probability, and JAVA programming at SpringLight Education since June, 2013.
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.
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.
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