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Next Test Date

The AMC-8 will be held on January 17th, 2023.

How to Register

Registration info

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

Eligibility

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.

Registration Fee

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?

Test Info

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.

Additional Information

For more information about the AMC 8, visit American Mathematics Contest 8 website.

Practice Problems

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 Solving

These additional resources may also help you to prepare for the types of questions that can be found on the AMC 8exam:

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


Next Test Date

The AMC 10 and AMC 12 competitions are administered on the same days throughout the country:

  • AMC 10/12 A Competition Date: November 10, 2022
  • The AMC 10/12A competition will take place on Wednesday, November 10th. Please register and pay here.

  • AMC 10/12 B Competition Date: November 16, 2022
  • The AMC 10/12B competition will take place on Tuesday, November 16th. Please register and pay here.

    How to register

    Last day to register to take the test through the UCI Math Circle: October 27

    Eligibility

    The AMC 10 test covers the high school curriculum up to 10th grade. To take the AMC 10, a student must be in grade 10 or below and under 17.5 years of age on the day of the contest.

    The AMC 12 test covers the entire high school curriculum including trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry, but excluding calculus . To take the AMC 12, a student must be in grade 12 or below and under 19.5 years of age on the day of the contest.

    As long as they are eligible, students can take both the AMC 10 and the AMC 12. Each test is offered twice a year (test A and test B). Students can take both tests if they want. Possible options: AMC 10A and AMC 10B, AMC 10A and AMC 12B, AMC 12A and AMC 10B, AMC 12A amd AMC 12B. Or you can choose only one test (for example, only AMC 12B).

    The UCI Math Circle will offer the AMC 10/12 tests only to its participants.

    Registration Fee

    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 10/12?

    Test Info

    The AMC 10 and AMC 12 are both 25-question, 75-minute multiple choice examinations in high school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills.

    Difference between the A and B tests

    Both the A and the B versions of the AMC 10 and the AMC 12 have the same number of questions, the same scoring, and the same rules for administration. The only differences are the competition dates and that each version has a distinct set of questions, although the two examinations are designed to be equal in difficulty and distribution of topics.

    Additional Information

    For more information about the AMC 10/12, visit American Mathematics Contest 10/12 website.

    Practice Problems

    "The Art of Problem Solving" (https://artofproblemsolving.com) which offers an Online Forum for mathematics students to collaborate and develop a community of pears. For an extensive collection of previous tests, go to https://artofproblemsolving.com/community/c3158_usa_contests

    These additional resources may also help you to prepare for the types of questions that can be found on the AMC 10/12 exam:

    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


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