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The '''AMC 8''' is an exam for students in grades 8 and below, administered annually by the [[American Mathematics Competitions]] (AMC) to students all over the United States. | The '''AMC 8''' is an exam for students in grades 8 and below, administered annually by the [[American Mathematics Competitions]] (AMC) to students all over the United States. | ||

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== Format == | == Format == | ||

− | The AMC 8 is a 25 question, 40 minute multiple choice test. Problems generally increase in difficulty as the exam progresses. | + | The AMC 8 is a 25 question, 40 minute multiple choice test. Problems generally increase in difficulty as the exam progresses. Through 2007, calculators were permitted, but they will not be in the future. Unlike the AMC 10 and 12, no points are deducted for wrong answers. |

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== Curriculum == | == Curriculum == | ||

− | The AMC 8 tests [[mathematical problem solving]] with [[ | + | The AMC 8 tests [[mathematical problem solving]] with [[algebra]], [[arithmetic]], [[counting]], [[geometry]], [[logic]], [[number theory]], and [[probability]]. |

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* [http://www.unl.edu/amc/ AMC homepage] and their [http://www.unl.edu/amc/e-exams/e4-amc08/amc8.shtml AMC 8 page] | * [http://www.unl.edu/amc/ AMC homepage] and their [http://www.unl.edu/amc/e-exams/e4-amc08/amc8.shtml AMC 8 page] | ||

* The [[AoPS]] [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Resources/AoPS_R_Contests_AMC8.php AMC 8 guide]. | * The [[AoPS]] [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Resources/AoPS_R_Contests_AMC8.php AMC 8 guide]. | ||

+ | * [[AMC 8 Problems and Solutions]] | ||

=== Recommended reading === | === Recommended reading === |

## Revision as of 18:39, 12 March 2008

The **AMC 8** is an exam for students in grades 8 and below, administered annually by the American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) to students all over the United States.

High scoring AMC 8 students are invited to take the more challengeing AMC 10 exam.

The AMC 8 is administered by the American Mathematics Competitions (AMC). Art of Problem Solving (AoPS) is a proud sponsor of the AMC. The test is intended to foster interest in mathematics and also to help middle school students learn mathematical problem solving.

## Contents

## Format

The AMC 8 is a 25 question, 40 minute multiple choice test. Problems generally increase in difficulty as the exam progresses. Through 2007, calculators were permitted, but they will not be in the future. Unlike the AMC 10 and 12, no points are deducted for wrong answers.

## Curriculum

The AMC 8 tests mathematical problem solving with algebra, arithmetic, counting, geometry, logic, number theory, and probability.

## Resources

### Links

- AMC homepage and their AMC 8 page
- The AoPS AMC 8 guide.
- AMC 8 Problems and Solutions

### Recommended reading

- Introduction to Counting & Probability by Dr. David Patrick. Information
- Introduction to Geometry by Richard Rusczyk. Information
- The Art of Problem Solving Volume I by Sandor Lehoczky and Richard Rusczyk. Information.

### Preparation Classes

- Art of Problem Solving offers many helpful online classes on topics covered by the AMC 8.
- AoPS holds many free Math Jams, some of which include problems and concepts at the level tested by the AMC 8. Math Jam Schedule
- EPGY offers some contest preparation classes.