Next Test Date
The AMC-8 will be held on January 17th, 2023.
How to Register
Participants can register and pay for the competition by following this link.
Last day to register to take the test through the UCI Math Circle: January 5
Students with a passion for problem-solving who are in grade 8 or below and under 14.5 years of age on the day of the competition are eligible to participate in the AMC 8.
The UCI Math Circle will offer the AMC 8 test only to its participants. Students in Grade 8 and below who are not planning on attending the UCI Math Circle in Fall 2020 should consult the MAA website (here) for a list of additional locations.
There is a $20 registration fee for taking the test with the UCI Math Circle to cover administrative expenses and costs for other events. There will be no refund for cancellations or no-shows.
What is the AMC 8?
The 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 material covered on the AMC 8 includes topics from a typical middle school mathematics curriculum. Possible topics include (but are not limited to): Counting and Probability, Estimation, Proportional Reasoning, Elementary Geometry (including the Pythagorean Theorem), Spatial Visualization, Everyday Applications, and Reading and Interpreting Graphs and Tables. In addition, some of the later questions may involve Linear or Quadratic Functions and Equations, Coordinate Geometry, and other topics traditionally covered in a beginning algebra course.
For more information about the AMC 8, visit American Mathematics Contest 8 website.
The AMC8, called the AJHSME until 2000, began in 1985. The "Art of Problem Solving" website maintains a record of all the previous competitions, from 1985 to present. See: Art of Problem SolvingThese additional resources may also help you to prepare for the types of questions that can be found on the AMC 8exam:
- AMC 8 Practice Problems
- Curriculum Inspiration Videos and essays for your classroom
- AMC Preparation Materials for Purchase (from the AMC website)
- 2018 AMC 8 Answers
Finally, you may be interested in the AMC Advantage, a collection of problems designed to improve problem-solving skills and get students ready for the competition. To sign-up for the online self-paced course and get more information, go to https://amc.edfinity.com