Special AMC 8 Problem Seminar A Online Math Course

Special AMC 8 Problem Seminar A

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 covers entirely different problems than the Special AMC 8 Problem Seminar B, but is the same as the Special AMC 8 Problem Seminar offered prior to 2019.

2 days

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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.

Lessons

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

This course has given me a confidence in math that I have never before had in my life. Everything about AoPS is different from the math that schools teach, even in the most elite courses. The explanation of concepts is different, and there are more challenging problems than just plugging values into a formula to find an answer. While I do have to admit that I have been pushed over and over again to the peak of my mathematical ability, I have also begun to see math, particularly geometry, as more of an art that I have begun to enjoy more and more. I feel that I am very lucky to have found AoPS, even if my age is older than most of the students in this course.

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