Middle School Math Contests

Middle School Math Contests

Summer Mathematics

Middle-school math contests such as MATHCOUNTS are a launching pad for many of the best math students. In this course designed for rising 6th through 8th graders, we draw problems from several middle-school contests, including MATHCOUNTS and the American Mathematics Competitions 8 (AMC 8), as well as beginning high-school contests like the American Mathematics Competitions 10 (AMC 10). Students are introduced to important new topics in areas such as counting, probability, and number theory, while reviewing topics in algebra and geometry and applying these concepts to advanced problems. Students will also participate in practice individual and team competitions during the camp, which will provide them both mathematical skills and test-taking experience that will prepare them for key events in the upcoming school year. This summer's camp will focus primarily on topics in geometry and number theory during the instructional components of the course, while problems from all areas of middle school contest math will be included in the daily practice contests.

This two-week course meets Monday through Friday for three hours each day.

Space is very limited for our summer programs. Please do not wait until the last minute to enroll. If there is more than a week before the course starts, a $200 deposit will be due when enrolling, with the balance due one week before the course begins.

Schedule

There are no classes currently scheduled.

Please check with your AoPS Academy center for information about possible future classes.

Sample Problems

Below are examples of some of the types of problems that students will encounter in our Middle School Math Contests course.
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