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Special AMC 8 Problem Seminar

This course is a special 5-hour weekend seminar to prepare for the AMC 8, which is the premier fall math contest for middle school students. The AMC 8 also gives students early problem-solving experience that is valuable towards the high-school level AMC 10 and AMC 12 contests, which are the first stage in determining the United States team for the International Math Olympiad. In this course, students learn problem solving strategies and test-taking tactics. The course also includes a practice AMC 8 test. This course is the same as the Special AMC 8 Problem Seminar offered last year.

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Who Should Take?

This class is appropriate for students in grade 8 or below attempting to make the Honor Roll on the AMC 8.
  • If a student already consistently scores above 18 on the AMC 8, this class is probably not necessary.
  • If a student is unlikely to score more than 8 on the AMC 8, that student should consider our Prealgebra curriculum.

Lessons

Lesson 1 Word Problems and Number Theory
Lesson 2 Counting and Geometry

This was the best and most enjoyable math course I have ever taken (and this is coming from an engineering major who sat through a lot of math/engineering classes). I had never learned geometry well back in high school and was only really good at the Pythagorean theorem/SAT geometry type stuff, so I really wanted to finally address this weak area of mine. Needless to say, this course went above and beyond my expectations. I have learned so much that I can now solve almost any Alcumus geometry problem, as well as most AMC geometry problems I've encountered, where just 5 months ago I could barely do any slightly tricky geometry problem.

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