2017 AMC 8 Contest at Bard College

The Bard Math Circle is proud to offer the AMC 8 exam on November 14, 2017. This contest is intended to challenge middle school students with accessible mathematical concepts, but at a level that is above and beyond what is typically encountered in the school curriculum.

This activity is offered at no cost, but due to limited space, registration is required in advance. Parents or guardians must agree to a liability waiver and photo release for their child to participate.

Following the contest, participants will be treated to a talk by a Bard Mathematician. The entire program will run from 4:30pm – 6:30pm at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.

Please register as early as you can. We have limited space and you will be waitlisted if space fills up and we are unable to accommodate you.

Prepare for the AMC 8 with us!

Before the contest, join us for AMC 8 prep sessions, led by Bard undergraduate math majors. The sessions will take place on the weekends leading up to the AMC 8 contest, and will be held on the Bard College campus. We will post further information about the sessions soon.

About AMC 8

The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills. The contest is held in November every year.

Purpose of the AMC 8

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 by applying classroom learned skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment.


It costs approximately $500 (and plenty of volunteer time) for us to run this event. Your donation will help the Bard Math Circle continue to offer this event free of charge.

  1. Visit https://bardian.bard.edu/register/mathcircle.
  2. Fill in the gift form. Be sure to select “Bard Math Circle” from the drop down list.
  3. Send us an email at bardmathcircle@gmail.com to inform us of your donation.

Thanks for supporting math enrichment in the Mid-Hudson Valley!

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