Last fall, more than 140,000 students from more than 6,000 schools, including our fifth through eighth graders, put their problem-solving skills to the test, literally, by taking part in the 34th annual Mathematical Association of America’s American Mathematics Competitions 8 (AMC 8). The AMC 8 is the nation's leading mathematics competition for middle school students and is designed to cultivate the mathematical capabilities of the next generation of problem solvers.
Saint Andrew’s is excited to recognize the following students for achievement on the 2018 AMC 8.
First Place in their Academic Section
Top 5% of all Test Takers Nationally
John "Z" Li (with special recognition for score 15 points or higher while in 5th or 6th grade)
Jack Jin (with special recognition for score 15 points or higher while in 5th or 6th grade)
Top 1% of all Test Takers Nationally
About the AMC 8
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 Mathematical Association of America is the largest professional society that focuses on mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level. Our members include university, college, and high school teachers; graduate and undergraduate students; pure and applied mathematicians; computer scientists; statisticians; and many others in academia, government, business, and industry.