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− | The '''AMC 8''' is | + | 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]]. | ||
− | {{Contest Info|name=AMC 8|region=USA|type=Multiple Choice|difficulty=1 - 1.5|breakdown=Problems 1 - 12: 1<br>Problems 13 - 25: 1.5}} | + | 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 | + | 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. The 2017 AMC 8 was administered on November 14. | + | 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 == | ||
+ | ===Video Playlist=== | ||
+ | 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 === | ||
* [[AMC 8 Problems and Solutions]] | * [[AMC 8 Problems and Solutions]] | ||
− | Use the links above to access many years worth of competition questions. | + | Use the links above to access many years worth of competition questions and answers. |
=== Recommended reading === | === Recommended reading === | ||
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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. | * [[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. | ||
+ | * 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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[[Category:Mathematics competitions]] | [[Category:Mathematics competitions]] | ||
− | [[Category:Introductory competitions]] | + | [[Category:Introductory mathematics competitions]] |
Latest revision as of 02:52, 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 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 |
Contents
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
- 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.
- EPGY offers some contest preparation classes.
- 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.