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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.

Limited spots available.  Registrations made before November 30th are $10 each and guaranteed a testing spot.  Registrations after November 30th will be $17 and only accepted if spots are available.

We are administering the AMC 8 in-person.  Arrangements may be made to participate online assuming MAA keeps this option and required conditions are met.  Requests to participate online must be made no later than January 6th.

Register through your MyNNVMath.org account (if you do not have one, you may easily create one at that website).

January MathRocks!

MathRocks is for all students in grades 1-12.

Students in Reno/Sparks area attend in-person.  Students who live more than 1 hour away, may participate online.

Check-in begins at 9:30 AM.  First round begins at 10 AM.


  • Number Sense (80 questions / 10 minutes)
  • Sprint (20 questions / 30 minutes)
  • Focus (4-5 questions / 10 minutes)
  • Explain (1 question / 5 minutes) – this is an experimental round that may be adjusted or removed)
  • Team (10 questions / 20 minutes – 3-4 students per team)
  • plus Estimation round for high school level!

Included in the MathRocks! Series registration but registration can be as a standalone event.

Awards for January MathRocks! will be presented at the February MathRocks! contests.

MathRocks! Series accumulative awards will be presented at the Year End Awards Dinner on May 21st.