Math Competitions & Prep

Project MEGSSS now offers adjunct programs during the school year as interest develops. We currently offer two math competition preparation seminars, below. 

AMC 8 Competition |  January 18, 2022 through January 24, 2022 at 11:59PM ET
 

The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment.

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.

Students must be under 14.5 years old on the day of the contest. Only one sitting is allowed. Students may not take the test twice in one year. Parents must certify that their student will not take the test at their school.

 

AMC 8 Master Class | More details to come

Prepare yourself with a three-week AMC 8 math competition prep course. Masterclasses are open to any area student 8th grade or younger, regardless of where you take the test.

AMC 10 Competition |  Wednesday, November 10, 2021, and Tuesday, November 16, 2021

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

The AMC 10 is for students in 10th grade and below, and covers the high school curriculum up to 10th grade. Students in grade 10 or below and under 17.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 10. The AMC 12 covers the entire high school curriculum including trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry, but excluding calculus. Students in grade 12 or below and under 19.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 12.

These competitions are administered around the country on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, and Tuesday, November 16, 2021. The AMC 10/12 provides an opportunity for high school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. The AMC 10/12 is the first in a series of competitions that eventually lead all the way to the International Mathematical Olympiad (see Invitational Competitions).

AMC 10 Master Class | More details to come

Prepare yourself with a three-week AMC 8 math competition prep course. Masterclasses are open to any area student 8th grade or younger, regardless of where you take the test.

 

Financial aid for the masterclass and test are available - please apply here.