Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q. What's covered on the AMC 8?

    A. The material included on the AMC 8 is middle school mathematics curriculum. None of the problems require the use of algebra or a calculator. Possible topics include but are not limited to: Probability, Estimation, Percents, Elementary geometry including the Pythagorean Theorem, Spatial Visualization, Everyday Applications, and Reading/Interpreting Graphs.

    Q. Who is eligible to participate in the competition?

    A. Students with a passion for problem-solving who are in grade 8 or below and under 14.5 years of age on the day of the competition are eligible to participate in the AMC 8.

    Q. Who can proctor the competition?

    A. The proctoring of any AMC 8 should be by a teacher (preferably a mathematics teacher) or administrator at the school.

    Q. When do we get official scores and reports for the AMC 8?

    A.The MAA AMC office will begin emailing official scores and reports in early to mid-December following the AMC 8 in late November. The email reports go out roughly in the order that we process the answer forms submitted from schools. Processing and reporting from start to finish takes about 3 to 4 weeks.