2010 AMC 8 details.

posted Oct 28, 2010, 9:04 PM by Venkata Are   [ updated Nov 1, 2010, 10:17 AM ]
AMC 8: American Mathematics Contest 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. This school year it will be held Tuesday, November 16, 2010. Click here for a current brochure.

The 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. Calculators are not allowed starting in 2008. High scoring students are invited to participate in the AMC 10.   A special purpose of the AMC 8 is to demonstrate the broad range of topics available for the junior high school mathematics curriculum. This is done by competencies. The AMC 8 has the potential to increase the perceptions of the importance of problem solving activities in the mathematics curriculum by stimulating these activities both preceding and following the examination —specifically by studying the solutions manual.

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.

We encourage all students in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 to participate in the AMC 8.
Q. What’s covered on the AMC 8?
A. The material covered is the middle school mathematics curriculum. No problem requires the use of algebra or a calculator. This includes, but is not limited to, such topics as:
  • Probability, Estimation, Percents, Elementary geometry including the Pythagorean Theorem, Spatial Visualization, Everyday Applications and Reading/Interpreting Graphs.
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AMC8 Mock Test 2010 on Monday Nov 1st, at MyTJPrep location

" Please note that AMC8 MOCK TEST 2010 is a brand new test and will NOT contain any questions from previous AMC8 question papers".


MyTjPrep is glad to announce the administration of AMC8 Mock Test 2010 on Monday Nov 1st, at MyTJPrep location. AMC8 Mock Test 2010 should provide necessary testing practice for the kids who will be appearing for 2010 AMC8. Our AMC8 Mock Test 2010  mimics the actual test in both the difficulty level and the test pattern. All students who are making a serious attempt at AMC8 2010 should take advantage of this mock test. More details about the mock test are provided below.
  • AMC8 Mock Test 2010  will be a twenty-five question multiple choice test. Each question will be followed by answer choices A, B, C, D and E. Only one of these will be correct.
  • You need to mark your answer to each problem on the separate Answer Form with a #2 pencil.
  • There is no penalty for guessing. Your score on this mock test is the number of correct answers.
  • No aids are permitted other than scratch paper, graph paper, rulers, and erasers. No calculators are allowed.
  • Figures are not necessarily drawn to scale.
  • You will have 40 minutes to complete the test.
  • Answer sheets will be graded and parents will receive notification on the test results with student's individual scores.
  • Exact mock test timings for the registered students will be published separately. It can be any given hour between 5:00PM to 8:30PM on Monday November 1st.
Please registrar at http://www.mytjprep.com/amc-8-mock-test

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any questions you might have on AMC8 Mock Test 2010.
As always MyTjPrep is committed to serve the best interests of students. Please feel free to forward this email / spread the information to any one who might be interested to attempt the AMC 8 competition.
MyTjPrep Team

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AMC-8 General Statistics for year 2009. (Source ::http://amc.maa.org/)
Number of schools returning results    



           Click here for AMC 8 more Statistics




School highest score  - average 17.83
School team score  - average 48.72

# of Student Participants             
Overall Score  - average 10.28
Number of Female participants
Female participants score - average 9.66
Number of Male Participants            
Male participants score - average   10.85

The Distinguished Honor Roll (top 1%) level is 20 (compared to 22 last year).
The Honor Roll (top 5%) level is 17 (compared to 19 last year).
The Achievement Honor Roll (6th Grade and below) level is 15.

2009 Grade Level Average

Grade Students Score . Female Students Female Scores Male Students Male Scores
5 3873 9.45
1445 8.42 2395 10.08
6 20907 9.15
9262 8.55 11333 9.63
7 50383 10.07
22800 9.44 26797 10.63
8 73457 10.81
34232 10.16 37859 11.42