AMC 8 Competition Nov. 16th
What: MAA American Math Competitions (AMC 8)
When: Thursday, November 16th, 2017 from 5:30-7:00 PM
Where: Fayetteville Public Library (Walton Reading Room)
This annual math contest happens annually in November, challenging kids in middle school (grades 6-8) to use math and problem solving skills to answer a series of increasingly difficult problems. The contest takes 40 minutes and involves 25 multiple choice questions. The exam can be fast and is challenging, but is a low-stress and friendly venue to try their hand at unique problem-solving challenges. We emphasize that it is the challenge that drives, excites and motivates us. The competition provides an opportunity for students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. It is a terrific experience for all and students who do particularly well are encouraged (and often targeted) to join various math camps over the summer. No calculators or electronic devices of any kind are allowed on the test. Pencil, paper and a brain are all you have and all you need.
Students in elementary school are also welcome to participate. Some of the problems require some background in algebra, combinatorics, geometry and trigonometry, and number theory to complete, but we've had students from this age group do very well last year even with these subjects being represented. Students interested in preparing for the exam should look into the Fayetteville Math Competition group which meets Wednesday evenings.
For more information about the exam, visit https://www.maa.org/math-
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