January 13, 2023
Mrs. Darragh Leddy, Math Teacher
Our 6th, 7th and 8th graders have been hard at work over the last 4 months prepping for AMC 8! AMC 8 is the American Mathematics Competition at the 8th grade level. The AMC offers competitions at 3 levels: the 8th, 10th and 12 grades. Any student that is in or below the 8th grade is eligible to participate in AMC 8. The AMC is the most well known mathematics competition in America. Performing well on this exam can open doors, scholarships, and is very impressive on a resume.
Testing Day: Thursday, January 19th at 8:05am in Room 203. The test is online, so please bring a laptop with you to Room 203. You will be given scrap paper and are not allowed to use a calculator, or any other technology or resources. Please bring a few pencils and erasers for your scrap work. The test is 40 minutes long. You will be dismissed once all students have completed and submitted the AMC 8 and you will be released to the remainder of your first period class on Thursday morning.
Prep Work: In math class, we have been using past tests to prepare for the AMC 8. Please see the link below for a full listing. Students are very comfortable with questions 1-10 from tests administered from 2022 to 2015 (a total of 7 tests). Students, please continue to review all 7 tests. Parents, please quiz your child on these questions. And, if you want an extra challenge try some of the questions from 11-15, or even more advanced from 16-25. Furthermore, there are 16 more tests that you can try and use to prepare. I am available for any questions and help. Test resource: https://artofproblemsolving.com/wiki/index.php/AMC_8_Problems_and_Solutions.
We are very grateful that our students have the opportunity to participate in this competition and showcase the hard work they have put into excelling their mathematics foundation. We encourage all students and families to take this opportunity by the reins and reap as much of the benefits it has to offer.
Happy Studying & Testing!