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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.
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The '''AMC 8''' is a contest for students in grades 8 and below, hosted annually by the [[American Mathematics Competitions]] (AMC) to students all over the United States.
  
 
Usually, high scoring students will be given a chance by their school to take the more challenging [[AMC 10]] exam. However, there is no requirement for the AMC 10 besides the fact that you have to be 10<math>^\text{th}</math> grade or below.  
 
Usually, high scoring students will be given a chance by their school to take the more challenging [[AMC 10]] exam. However, there is no requirement for the AMC 10 besides the fact that you have to be 10<math>^\text{th}</math> grade or below.  
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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]].
 
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]].
  
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The AMC 8 replaced the [[American Junior High School Mathematics Examination|AJHSME]].
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{{Contest Info|name=AMC 8|region=USA|type=Multiple Choice|difficulty=1 - 1.5|breakdown=<u>Problems 1 - 12</u>: 1<br><u>Problems 13 - 25</u>: 1.5}}
  
 
== Format ==
 
== 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; though now, they are not. A correct answer scores 1 point, but unlike the AMC 10 and 12, no points are given for blank answers.
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The AMC 8 exam is a 25 problem exam. There are 40 minutes given in the exam. Problems increase in difficulty as the problem number increases.
  
 
==Schedule==
 
==Schedule==
  
The AMC 8 is usually administered on the third Tuesday of November. Some schools may take it as late as the fourth Tuesday.
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The AMC 8 is usually administered on the third Tuesday of November. Some schools may take it as late as the fourth Tuesday. The 2017 AMC 8 was administered on November 14. 2018 was on the second tuesday.
  
 
== Curriculum ==
 
== Curriculum ==
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== Resources ==
 
== Resources ==
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===Video Playlist===
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These videos are really good for learning many concepts that come on the AMC 8:
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Permutations and Combinations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6a4uHEwQnM&
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Casework, Complementary Counting, and Overcounting (PIE): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zhsb5lv6jCI
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(More to be made soon, 1 more every week!)
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Here are some more good videos that go through AMC 8 problem solving
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKlYlAiBzrs&list=PLLCzevlMcsWNBsdpItBT4r7Pa8cZb6Viu&index=2&t=92s ~ MathEx
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=== Links ===
 
=== Links ===
* [http://www.unl.edu/amc/ AMC homepage] and their [http://www.unl.edu/amc/e-exams/e4-amc08/amc8.shtml AMC 8 page]
 
 
* [[AMC 8 Problems and Solutions]]
 
* [[AMC 8 Problems and Solutions]]
Use the link above to access many years' worth of competition questions.
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Use the links above to access many years worth of competition questions and answers.
  
 
=== Recommended reading ===
 
=== Recommended reading ===
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=== Preparation Classes ===
 
=== Preparation Classes ===
 
* [[Art of Problem Solving]] offers many [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Classes/AoPS_C_About.php helpful online classes] on topics covered by the AMC 8.
 
* [[Art of Problem Solving]] offers many [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Classes/AoPS_C_About.php 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.  [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Community/AoPS_Y_Math_Jams.php Math Jam Schedule]
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* [[AoPS]] holds many free [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Community/AoPS_Y_Math_Jams.php Math Jams], some of which include problems and concepts at the level tested by the AMC 8.   
 
* [[EPGY]] offers some contest preparation classes.
 
* [[EPGY]] offers some contest preparation classes.
 
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* This channel holds many free classes. Subscribe here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-Nt9Uo03VSo2QTNIzsE_cA and fill out this google form: https://forms.gle/1YNouth3P6oryjuF6.
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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* [[MOEMS]]
 
* [[MOEMS]]
 
[[Category:Mathematics competitions]]
 
[[Category:Mathematics competitions]]
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[[Category:Introductory mathematics competitions]]

Latest revision as of 01:52, 18 November 2020

The AMC 8 is a contest for students in grades 8 and below, hosted annually by the American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) to students all over the United States.

Usually, high scoring students will be given a chance by their school to take the more challenging AMC 10 exam. However, there is no requirement for the AMC 10 besides the fact that you have to be 10$^\text{th}$ grade or below.

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.

The AMC 8 replaced the AJHSME.

AMC 8
Region: USA
Type: Multiple Choice
Difficulty: 1 - 1.5
Difficulty Breakdown:

Problems 1 - 12: 1
Problems 13 - 25: 1.5

Format

The AMC 8 exam is a 25 problem exam. There are 40 minutes given in the exam. Problems increase in difficulty as the problem number increases.

Schedule

The AMC 8 is usually administered on the third Tuesday of November. Some schools may take it as late as the fourth Tuesday. The 2017 AMC 8 was administered on November 14. 2018 was on the second tuesday.

Curriculum

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

Resources

Video Playlist

These videos are really good for learning many concepts that come on the AMC 8:

Permutations and Combinations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6a4uHEwQnM&

Casework, Complementary Counting, and Overcounting (PIE): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zhsb5lv6jCI

(More to be made soon, 1 more every week!)


Here are some more good videos that go through AMC 8 problem solving

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKlYlAiBzrs&list=PLLCzevlMcsWNBsdpItBT4r7Pa8cZb6Viu&index=2&t=92s ~ MathEx

Links

Use the links above to access many years worth of competition questions and answers.

Recommended reading


Preparation Classes

See also

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