AMC-8/MathCounts Advanced (Grades 6-8)
About this course
This course is designed for advanced middle school students who are familiar with MathCounts and AMC-8 topics and want to do well at MathCounts state and national levels.
See below for more information about MathCounts and AMC-8 competitions:
MathCounts is a national math competition for middle school students. MathCounts competition has four levels: school, chapter (regional), state and national competitions. Last two levels are designed to challenge even the most advanced middle school students. 224 students attend national competition which takes place in May. Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students coming from 56 U.S states and territories compete at the national level.
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.
Math Competitions targeted with this course are:
- MathCounts (students will enroll through their schools)
- Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS)
- The Math League
- Math Kangaroo in USA
- The Noetic Learning Math Contest (NLMC) (Fall and Spring rounds)
- Pi Math Contest (Elimination and final rounds. Final round will be in San Jose, CA)
- MathCON (two rounds: school round (to qualify for final round) and final round. Final round will be in Chicago, IL)
- Harker Math Invitational (San Jose, CA)
- UC Berkeley Mini Math Tournament (Berkeley, CA)