AMC 8 Preparation Course
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.
This AMC 8 Prep Course course will use the The Art of Problem Solving, Volume 1: the Basics book.
Art of Problem Solving is widely used by students preparing for mathematics competitions with the emphasis on learning and understanding methods rather than memorizing formulas and enables students to solve large classes of problems beyond those presented in the book.
From over 500 problems presented in the book, EMC teachers have carefully curated and designed a curriculum that will take students through the topics covered by the AMC8 competition. We will explore methodology and approaches for solving various types of non standard problems, and apply and practice those skills throughout the lessons.
books and other materials:
We ask students to come to class prepared to work and should have access to: Ruler, Protractor, Compass, Calculator (to check your work only) Paper, Pencils and Erasers, Colored pencils or markers, reliable internet connection and a fully charged digital device
This course will use the The Art of Problem Solving, Volume 1: the Basics book. Digital e-book recommended ($47). (https://artofproblemsolving.com/store/book/aops-vol1-ebook).