On November 14, 14 determined Ocosta students took the AMC 8 Test. This is a first for Ocosta.
The test is sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school 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. The test includes counting and probability, estimation, proportional reasoning, elementary geometry including the Pythagorean Theorem, spatial visualization, everyday applications, and reading and interpreting graphs and tables. The test can also include linear or quadratic functions and equations, coordinate geometry, and other topics traditionally covered in a beginning algebra course.
Congratulations to our students as they take-on new opportunities to grow.