AMC 8 / MathCounts Basic course is appropriate for middle school students who are new to MathCounts / AMC 8 competitions. Students should be familiar with Pre-Algebra topics.

### Target Math Competitions

### Target Grades

6-8

### Who should Take This Course

- Students who can solve, without guessing, around 10 or more problems on AMC 8.
- Students who can solve, without guessing, around 10 or more problems on MathCounts Sprint round diagnostic exam below.

### Who should Skip This Course

- Students who can solve, without guessing, around 18 or more problems on AMC 8.
- Students who can solve, without guessing, around 18 or more problems on MathCounts Sprint round diagnostic exam below.
- AMC 8 Honor Roll Award Recipients.

### Diagnostic Exam

### Exam Weeks

Practice Exams will be given/solved.

### Homework

There are weekly homework sets.

### Resources

Lecture/Homework problems and solutions will be available on the course management system.

### Curriculum

Weeks | Fall | Spring |
---|---|---|

1 | Basic Number Theory | Modular Arithmetic |

2 | Integers & Arithmetic | Word Problems |

3 | Angle | Area |

4 | Exam Week | Exam Week |

5 | Counting | Probability |

6 | Divisibility | Sequences |

7 | Powers | Work Problems |

8 | Exam Week | Exam Week |

9 | Numbers | Analytic Geometry |

10 | Functions | Puzzles & Logic |

11 | Length | 3D Geometry |

12 | Exam Week | Exam Week |