AMC 8 is a middle school math competition organized by the American Mathematical Association. It is designed to foster interest in mathematics and promote the development of problem-solving skills. The topics covered include number sense, number theory, estimation, counting, probability, pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry.
This course is an introduction to the problem-solving strategies required for success on the AMC 8 tests. This class will help you to prepare for the types of questions that can be found on the AMC 8 exam. Learn strategies that can enable you to work faster and with more accuracy on solving problems at the AMC 8 level.
Who Should Take?
The class is useful for students in grades 4 to 7, as well as for advanced students who are in grade 4.
About the Teacher:
Ms. Tan, Founder of Joy Education Consultant. Over 20 years of fortune 500 company working experience. Master in Chemical Engineering from Univ. of Colorado at Boulder. Ms. Tan has taught mathematics for elementary and middle school for 15 years. She taught contest math at local Chinese schools and Idea Math in Texas and helped lots of students improve their test scores. She is also a Girl Scout troop leader, various school and community events volunteer.
Lesson 1: Statistic/Counting
Lesson 2: Statistic/Counting
Lesson 3: Statistic/Counting
Lesson 4: Statistic/Counting
Lesson 5: Geometry
Lesson 6: Geometry
Lesson 7: Geometry
Lesson 8: Geometry
Lesson 9: Algebra
Lesson 10: Algebra
Lesson 11: Algebra
Lesson 12: Algebra
Paper and pen are always a must in math classes – please have them ready.
Before each lesson, make sure you have your homework close by.
What is the AMC 8?
The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics 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 material covered on the AMC 8 includes topics from a typical middle school mathematics curriculum. Possible topics include but are not limited to: counting and probability, estimation, proportional reasoning, elementary geometry including the Pythagorean Theorem, spatial visualization, everyday applications, and reading and interpreting graphs and tables. In addition some of the later questions may involve linear or quadratic functions and equations, coordinate geometry, and other topics traditionally covered in a beginning algebra course.
When is the AMC held?
The AMC 8 is in mid-November.
Where is the AMC held?
The AMC is held in the local schools. Contact your school to find out if they hold the AMC test and register for the AMC.
Where can I get more information about the AMC?
For more information about the AMC, please visit : https://www.maa.org/math-competitions/about-amc
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