
AMC8 classes at TSA The
Taiwanese School of Atlanta will be opening AMC 8 math class at the
recommendation of University of Wyoming emeritus professor Dr. Shi (施水地) and our former principal
Dr. Chang. We will have two
AMC8 classes at this semester, and taught by Ms.YiShan Yang. AMC
stands for American Mathematics Contest, one of the math competitions of
the MAA (Mathematics Association of America). MAA
holds these competitions (AMC 8, AMC 10, AMC 12, AIME) in hopes to
stimulate students’ thinking skills and their ability to apply learned
concepts to more difficult and complex problems. MAA seeks to cultivate
students’ cognitive abilities by challenging them to analyze and solve
complicated problems step by step. Finally, MAA encourages students to
apply this problemsolving skill to their daily lives. AMC
8 materials are equivalent to that of 7th and 8th grade math, which
includes integer, decimal, fraction, percentage, ratio, Number Theory,
every day Geometry, area, volume, probability, statistics, logical
reasoning, and more. AMC 8 exam is held every November for students under
8th grade. All public schools are obligated to provide this exam. The exam
is 25 multiple choice questions with a 40 minutes time limit. MAA
Researchers select the students through AMC8,AMC 10 and AMC 12. AIME
(Invited students with excellent AMC 10 and AMC12 grades),MAA
will enter these students into the USAMO (U.S.A Math Mathematical
Olympiad) where the elites will be invited to attend the MOSP
(Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program) camp. Finally, 6 students will be
selected to represent their country in the IMO (International Mathematical
Olympiad). Competing
in Mathematical contests can become beneficial in the college application
process. According to many admission websites, colleges such as MIT,
Stanford, and Brown listed contest results as important admission factors.
