AMC-8/MathCounts Basic (Grades 6-8)
About this course
AMC 8 / MathCounts Basic course is appropriate for middle school students who are new to MathCounts / AMC 8 competitions. Students should be familiar with Pre-Algebra topics.
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)
Who should Take This Course
- Students who can solve, without guessing, around 10 or more problems on AMC 8.
- Students who can solve, without guessing, around 10 or more problems on MathCounts Sprint round diagnostic exam below.
Who should Skip This Course
- Students who can solve, without guessing, around 18 or more problems on AMC 8.
- Students who can solve, without guessing, around 18 or more problems on MathCounts Sprint round diagnostic exam below.
- AMC 8 Honor Roll Award Recipients.