Last fall, more than 130,000 students from more than 2,000 schools, including our entire Middle School, put their problem-solving skills to the test, literally, by taking part in the annual Mathematical Association of America’s American Mathematics Competitions 8 (AMC 8). The AMC program is dedicated to developing the next generation of problem solvers through friendly competition.
We’re proud to recognize our Middle School students (in alphabetical order) Vincent C., Callie H., Arjun K., Dillon K., Julian L., Lucas M., Gavin N., Annabelle O., Mia O, Julian R., and Richard Z. for high achievement on last November’s exam. Vincent was the school’s high scorer finishing in the top 2% nationwide.
About the AMC 8
The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills. The examination provides an opportunity to apply the concepts taught at the junior high level to problems that not only range from easy to difficult but also cover a wide range of applications. Many problems are designed to challenge students and to offer problem-solving experiences beyond those provided in most junior high school mathematics classes.
The Mathematical Association of America is the largest professional society that focuses on mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level. Our members include university, college, and high school teachers; graduate and undergraduate students; pure and applied mathematicians; computer scientists; statisticians; and many others in academia, government, business, and industry.