AMC 8 is a middle school math competition organized by the American Mathematical Association. It is designed to foster interest in mathematics and promote the development of problem-solving skills.
The test is composed of 25 questions to be completed in a 40-minute time span. All questions are multiple-choice, and students will not be penalized for wrong answers. The topics covered include number sense, number theory, estimation, counting, probability, pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry.
About 200,000 middle school students take the exam each year. Recognitions are given to students who receive a perfect score (Certificate of Distinction), high scoring students (Honor Roll Certificate), and high scoring students in the 6th grade or below (Merit Certificate).