Elizabeth Blackwell PTSA

We are happy to announce that this year Blackwell Elementary School will again host the AMC 8 math competition, which will be held on Tuesday, November 12, between 8:00AM to 9:00AM. Targeted participants are 4th and 5th grade students with a passion for problem-solving.

What is the AMC8?

The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for 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.

For more information about this competition, please visit the following website: https://www.maa.org/math-competitions/amc-8


Registration Fee: $ 12.00 per student  - registration details are HERE!

Registration deadline: October 23, 2019