Special AMC 8 Problem Seminar A

This course is a special two-day, 5-hour seminar to prepare for the AMC 8 and other middle school level math contests. The AMC 8 is the premier fall math contest for middle school students, and also gives students early problem-solving experience that is valuable towards the high-school level AMC 10 and AMC 12 contests. In this course, students learn problem solving strategies and test-taking tactics over two lessons — during each lesson, class will meet over a 3-hour period, with a half-hour break in the middle. The course also includes a practice AMC 8 test. This course covers entirely different problems than the Special AMC 8 Problem Seminar B.

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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.
The material for this class is distinct from the Special AMC 8 Problem Seminar B, but is the same as the 2018 Special AMC 8 Seminar.


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

I've never experienced such an amazing experience when learning math. I get to meet with other mathletes and we can share our thoughts and problems on the message board and get to know each other. But more than that, I learned a lot in this class and not just math. I got to meet and talk with the instructors and some classmates, too. Honestly, I don't know what I would do without AoPS. I hope that AoPS will continue to teach because they've made a big impact on the lives of many future mathematicians, like me. Thank you so much!

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