AMC 8 Mathematics Competition

This year, Cooper will again be participating in the Mathematical Association of America’s mathematics competition, otherwise known as the AMC 8.  The test will be given on Tuesday, November 12th during Block 2 and QST.

AMC 8 is a well-known mathematics competition for middle school students in sixth through eighth grade.  Over 150,000 students take the test annually around the world.  It is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple-choice examination designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills.  The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for 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.

Topics include everyday mathematics, number sense, estimation, percentages, spatial visualization, geometry, probability, and reading and interpreting graphs.  Top scoring students receive recognition through special honors and awards.  None of the problems require the use of Algebra or a calculator.   Sample problems can be found at https://www.maa.org/sites/default/files/2016_AMC8_PracticeProblems.pdf

If your child is interested in participating in this contest, you can register your child and pay the $3.00 registration fee at www.myschoolbucks.com (Search for AMC 8 Math Competition). Because of our deadline to order the materials, we need your reservation by Friday, October 4th.  No registrations can be accepted after that time.