AMC-8 2020 Results

Nine Mr. Math students made the AMC-8 Achievement Roll among only 57 in Illinois!

Seven Mr. Math students made the AMC-8 Honor Roll and two students made the Distinguished Honor Roll

In November, our students participated in AMC-8 contest. AMC-8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills. It is one of the hardest contests for middle school students. Besides including many very challenging problems, its strict time constraint requires not just great analytical reasoning abilities, but also quick thinking and ability to solve hard problems without making mistakes.

1% of participants scored 21 or more points and made the Distinguished Honor Roll (DHR). This select group of students includes our Nate M (3rd DHR) and Max Z (Grade 6).

5% of participants scored 18 or more points and made the Honor Roll (HR)! Only 74 students in Illinois accomplished this feat, including our students David C (3rd HR), Catherine Y (2nd HR), Dana K, Maaz F, Nikhil K, Ruby A, Yash G.

Since AMC-8 targets 8th graders, it is exceptionally difficult for younger students. AMC-8 publishes a special Achievement Roll (AR) for all students in Grades 6 or below who earn 15 or more points. Only 57 students in Illinois made the Achievement Roll this year, including nine from our program: Alexander Z (2nd AR), Max Z (2nd AR), Charlotte O (Grade 5), Gus M (Grade 5), Alex J, Blaze B, Brandon K, Hayden C, Jason P! Four other Mr. Math students missed the Achievement Roll by a single point.

Congratulations to those amazing kids! We are soooooo proud of them!!! The future of math looks brighter with all those rising stars!