The American Mathematics Competition is designed by the Mathematic Association of America.  The AMC 8 covers 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.
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CONTEST FORMAT:

  • In-person
  • Online option available IF requested no later than January 6th
  • 25 – questions
  • 40 minutes
  • Multiple choice
  • No calculators allowed.

WHO:
Grades 8 & below.  Recommended for grades 6-8.

WHEN:
Check-in begins at 5:30 PM and contest starts at 6:00 PM on January 18th.

WHERE: 
NNVMath Clubhouse located at 1480 Linda Way, Sparks, NV.

COST: 
Before November 30: $10 with guaranteed testing spot.
After November 30: $17 and only if spots are available.

AWARDS:
Awards are provided by the MAA to top national performers.

REGISTRATION:
Registration for all contests are through MyNNVMath.org.  If your school is not listed in the school drop down, email Sherry@NNVMath.org with your school name and city/state where it is located.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
https://www.maa.org/math-competitions/amc-8

QUESTIONS:
Email Sherry@NNVMath.org.