- Problem Solving and Preparation for AMC 8
Why Participate in the AMC 8
The [AMC 8] examination provides an opportunity to apply the concepts taught at the junior high level to problems which 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.
A special purpose of the AMC 8 is to demonstrate the broad range of topics available for the junior high school mathematics curriculum... Additional purposes of the AMC 8 are to promote excitement, enthusiasm and positive attitudes towards mathematics and to stimulate interest in continuing the study of mathematics beyond the minimum required for high school graduation. Developmentally, junior high school students are at a point where attitudes toward school and learning, and perceptions of themselves as learners of mathematics are solidified. It is important that they be provided opportunities that foster the development of positive attitudes towards mathematics and positive perceptions of themselves as learners of mathematics. The AMC 8 provides one such opportunity.
AMC 8 Class Information
This class will provide an introduction to competition math and cover the core concepts necessary for successful participation in the AMC 8. It is recommended that students have a strong understanding of the school math curriculum up to Algebra I/Geometry and an interest in learning math at a higher level. The class is designed for students currently excelling in math at school.
- Time: Saturday, 7:30-9:30PM
- Schedule: 9/26/15 - 11/14/15 (8 classes) , AMC 8 Date: 11/17/15
- Location: Near Mission Valley Elementary (Location provided upon registration)
- Fee: $320
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / (510)-717-7742
- Space is limited, register soon!
Meet the Instructor
The instructor is a current student at Mission San Jose High School who excels in math. She has experience with the AMC math competitions as well as several other reknowned competitions. In the last few years, she has received numerous accolades for her mathematical achievements, including a perfect score on the AMC 8 as well as high scores on the AMC 10. She also has extensive teaching experience. Below are some of her many achievements:
- Hopkins Math Club Coach
- AMC 8 Perfect Score
- AMC 10 Distinguished Honor Roll
- 2-time AIME Qualifier (8th and 9th)
- Mission Math Regionals (MAGMAR) Organizer
- Pi Math Contest Exam Committee Member