Three Lausanne students are celebrating high-level recognition after placing in the American Mathematics Competition.
The Mathematical Association Of America's (MAA) American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) program is a national program that helps America’s educators identify talent and foster a love of mathematics.
"The AMC program positively impacts the analytical skills needed for future careers in an innovative society," MAA president Michael Dorff said.
The American Mathematics Competitions are a series of examinations and curriculum materials that build problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge in middle and high school students. The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple-choice examination in Middle School mathematics designed to promote problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides Middle School students an opportunity 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. 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. Also, 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 year, every 8th grader and the 6th and 7th-grade high-level students took the exam and we are very proud of their accomplishments," Assistant Head of Middle School Kim Thorpe said.
Our top 3 performers were:
In addition to having one student score in the top 5%, we had 12 of our students score in the top 25% worldwide of the students that took the AMC 8 this year.
55,683 students from 1,387 schools participated in the AMC 8 this year.
The students that scored in the top 25% are: