AMC 8 - Middle School Math Contest Competition
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 5:30 AM


On Tuesday, Nov. 15th, all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are invited to participate in the 31st annual American Mathematics Competition 8 (AMC 8). The contest provides an award to the highest-scoring student and certificates to other high-scoring students within each school. Students may also qualify for statewide awards, which can lead to more opportunities, all the way up to participation on the USA team at the International Mathematical Olympiad. However, the most important reward comes from each student being challenged with math that is new, different, and “outside of the box.” The problems are designed to be difficult but within reach so that students should feel encouraged if they solve even one or two of the problems correctly.


You can learn more about the test at This is the 8th year that Lake Harriet will participate. The test will start at 8:30 a.m. Students should arrive by 8:15 outside Room 207 for a room assignment. The test is a 25 question multiple-choice exam. It is 40 minutes long and students will be finished in time for their first class. The test is sponsored by the MATHCOUNTS club and funded by the PTA so it is FREE for your student.


Please register by Wednesday, November 9th. Forms are available from your student’s middle school math teacher.