American Mathematics Competition 8 (AMC 8)


The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment.

Who is eligible to participate in AMC 8?

Students with a passion for problem-solving who are in grade 8 or below and under 14.5 years of age on the day of the competition are eligible to participate.

What math is on AMC 8?

The material covered on the AMC 8 includes topics from a typical middle school mathematics curriculum. Possible topics include but are not limited to: counting and probability, estimation, proportional reasoning, elementary geometry including the Pythagorean Theorem, spatial visualization, everyday applications, and reading and interpreting graphs and tables. In addition some of the later questions may involve linear or quadratic functions and equations, coordinate geometry, and other topics traditionally covered in a beginning algebra course.

When is the 2020 date for AMC 8 at Kutztown University?

The 2020 date for AMC 8 at Kutztown University is Saturday, November 14.

How do I register my student for AMC 8 at Kutztown University?

Click on the following button to access the registration form; please register no later than October 15, 2020:

AMC 8 Links

More questions about AMC 8  At Kutztown University?

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