MathCounts is a national middle school mathematics competition that builds problem-solving skills and fosters achievement through four levels of fun, in-person "bee" style contests. Some students love math. Other students fear math. MATHCOUNTS is the place for both. It provides engaging math programs to U.S. middle school students of all ability levels to build confidence and improve attitudes towards math and problem-solving.
The American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple-choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills. The contest is held in November every year and for students in grades 8 and below.
This class is designed to learn the common problem-solving strategies for both competitions and also working on the previous years of competition for practice. By the end of the class, students will have been exposed to over a hundred MathCounts/AMC 8 test questions to help them to start with the middle school competitions.
Prerequisites: Students have completed or are learning AGS I or Algebra I.