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.
Test date: 11/17/2016
Register SpringLight’s AMC 8 class today!
AMC 8 Preparation Class
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm, Saturday , 09/10-11/12 (10 classes)
Location: 1340 S De Anza Blvd. Suite 204, San Jose, CA 95129
Instructor: Matthew Hase-Liu
SpringLight’s experienced math contest training teacher
- MIT Primes (2016)
- President of Lynbrook Math Club (2016-2017)
- Student Chair of Santa Clara Valley Mathematics Association (SCVMA) (2015-2016)
- The Santa Clara Valley Mathematics Association (SCVMA), Outstanding Student of the year (2016)
- USA (Junior) Math Olympiad (USAjMO and USAMO) Qualifier (2013, 2014, 2016)
- American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME) Qualifier (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
- AMC 8 (Perfect Score 2013)
- USA Physics Olympiad Semifinalist (Silver Medal) (2016)
- American Regional Math League (ARML), SFBA A1 team National Champion (2015, 2016), 2nd place (2014)
- The USA Mathematical Talent Search (USAMTS), Gold Winner (2014, 2015, 2016), Silver Winner (2013), Bronze Winner (2012)
- Berkeley Math Tournament (BMT), 3rd Place Individual in Analysis (2015, 2016)
- A Star Math Tournament (ASMT) (2015, 2016), 1st Place in Calculus (2015), 4th Place in Calculus (2016)
- USACO (USA Computing Olympiad), Gold Division (Dec 2015)
- Math Kangaroo International Competition in Mathematics，1st place in California, 1st Place Nationally
- California Mathematics League (CAML)，1st Place (perfect score on all six rounds)
- Mathleague.org Bay Area Championship (2013)，1st Place Individual in 8th grade, 1st Place Team
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.