What Is AMC 8?

Organized by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), American Mathematics Competition (AMC) is a series of examinations to evaluate problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge in middle and high school students. AMC 8 is for students in 8th grade or below and under 14.5 years of age.


The material covered on 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.


Why Is AMC 8 Important?

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.


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Registration Period:

Sep 6, 2022 - Jan 16, 2023


Exam Dates:

January 17 , 2023



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Exam Duration

40 minutes


Exam Format:

25 multiple-choice questions