2020 AMC 8

Brief report of the 2020 AMC 8 at Bard College

The AMC 8 ran during the online testing window, November 10–16, 2020. The Saturday after, November 21, students were debriefed on the contest problems by Bard College undergraduate math majors Eli Barrios, Felicia Flores, Tony Nguyen, and math professor Japheth Wood.

School Results

Total number of participating students: 37
School Team Score (sum of top 3 scores): 51.0
Average score for entire school is: 11.2
Average score for grade 8 is: 11.5
Average score for grade 7 is: 11.4
Average score for grade 6 is: 8.8
Average score for grade 5 is: 15.0
Average score for grade 4 is: 11.0

Top scores at Bard:

Anonymous, 18 points, (5th grader, age 9)
Praneel Gandhi, 17 points, (7th grader, age 11, Union Vale Middle School)
Brian Sun, 16 points, (6th grader, age 11, Van Antwerp Middle School)
Max Victor, 15 points, (8th grader, age 13, Orville A. Todd Middle School)
Yashaswini Bonthu, 15 points, (8th grader, age 13, LaGrange Middle School)
Nash Pillai, 15 points, (8th grader, age 13, Van Wyck Junior High School)
Anonymous, 15 points, (8th grader, age 13)
Arvind Krishnan, 15 points, (7th grader, age 12, Princeton Unified Middle School)
Donald Cheng, 15 points, (7th grader, age 12, Wappingers Junior High school)
Shiven Dabhi, 14 points, (8th grader, age 13, Wappingers Junior High School)

Schools represented:

Avalon Charter School (1)
Avenues (1)
Bulkeley Middle School (1)
Christian Brothers Academy (1)
Forest Hills Classical Academy (1)
Fox Lane Middle School (1)
Gayhead Elementary School (1)
Greenville Elementary School (1)
Homeschool (4)
Hunter Elementary (1)
J W Bailey (2)
LaGrange Middle School (3)
Linden Avenue Middle School (1)
Manitou School (1)
Myers Corners Elementary School (1)
New Paltz Middle School (1)
Orville A. Todd Middle School (1)
Princeton Unified Middle School (1)
Saddle River Day School (1)
Union Vale Middle School (1)
Van Antwerp Middle School (1)
Van Wyck Junior High School (6)
Wappingers Junior High School (4)

2020 AMC 10/12B Results

Here are the overall results for students who took the 2020 AMC 10B and AMC 12B contests at Bard College:

School AMC 12B Statistics

  • Average score for entire school is: 80.8
  • Average score for grade 12 is: 74.6 (4 Students)
  • Average score for grade 11 is: 81.0 (1 Student)
  • Average score for grade 9 is: 93.0 (2 Students)
  • AMC 12B School Team Score is: 267.00 (Team is defined as the 3 highest scores.)

Top AMC 12B scores at Bard

  • Anonymous, 105.0 points (9th grade, age 15)
  • Emily Ma, 81.0 points (11th grade, age 16, Spackenkill High School)
  • Anonymous, 81.0 points (9th grade, age 15)

School AMC 10B Statistics

  • Average score for entire school is: 61.5
  • Average score for grade 10 is: 52.1 (4 Students)
  • Average score for grade 9 is: 58.0 (3 Students)
  • Average score for grade 8 is: 85.5 (2 Students)
  • AMC 10B School Team Score is: 258.00 (Team is defined as the 3 highest scores.)

Top AMC 10B Scores at Bard

  • Aegus Kim, 96.0 points (8th grade, age 14, Eastchester Middle School)
  • Trevor Brooks, 87.0 points (9th grade, age 14, Oakwood Friends School)
  • Anonymous, 75.0 points (8th grade, age 14)

Solutions to the 2020 AMC 10 and 12 contests are available on the Art of Problem Solving webpage:

Schools Represented

  • Arlington High School
  • Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock
  • Eastchester Middle School
  • John Jay High School
  • New Paltz High School
  • Niskayuna High School
  • Oakwood Friends School
  • Red Hook High School
  • Spackenkill High School
  • Todd Middle School
  • VanWyck Middle School

 

2019 AMC 8

Brief report of the 2019 AMC 8 at Bard College

The AMC 8 ran on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Afterward, students were treated to a wonderful math talk on Fibonacci Numbers, presented by Bard College mathematician Japheth Wood.

School Results

(And just for fun, we are listing schools with at least 3 participants, ranked by the sum of their top 3 scores)
57 points: Bard’s Team Score (sum of top 3 scores at Bard):
39 points: Christian Brothers Academy (6 participants)
36 points: J. Watson Bailey Middle School, Kingston (3 participants)
31 points: Wappingers Junior High (3 participants)

Total number of participating students: 32
Average score for entire school is: 10.4
Average score for grade 8 is: 11.8
Average score for grade 7 is: 9.2
Average score for grade 6 is: 10.3
Average score for grade 5 is: 12.5
Average score for grade 4 is: 6.0

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Top scores at Bard:

Mason Eyler, 22 points (8th grader, age 13, New Paltz Middle School)
Anonymous, 18 points (8th grader, age 13)
Anonymous, 17 points (8th grader, age 13)
Anonymous, 15 points (7th grader, age 12)
Brian Sun, 15 points (5th grader, age 10, Craig Elementary School)
Max Victor, 15 points (7th grader, age 11, Orville A Todd Middle School)
Praneel Gandhi, 14 points (6th grader, age 10, Unionvale Middle School)
Ved Kaderu, 14 points (6th grader, age 11, Brinckerhoff Elementary School)
Anonymous, 13 points (8th grader, age 13)
Anonymous, 13 points (8th grader, age 14)
Sophia Cheng, 13 points (8th grader, age 13, Wappingers Junior High)

Schools represented:

Brinckerhoff Elementary School, Fishkill (1)
Christian Brothers Academy (6)
Craig Elementary School (1)
Fox Lane Middle School (1)
Haviland Middle School (1)
Highland Middle School (1)
Hillside Elementary School (1)
Homeschool (1)
J W Bailey (3)
LaGrange Middle School (2)
Lenape Elementary (1)
Linden Ave. Middle School (2)
Manitou (1)
New Paltz Middle School (2)
Oak Grove Elementary School (1)
Orville A Todd Middle School (2)
Unionvale Middle School (1)
Van Wyck Junior High School (2)
Wappingers Junior High (3)

2019 AMC 10/12B Results

Here are the overall results for students who took the 2019 AMC 10B and AMC 12B contests at Bard College:

School AMC 12B Statistics

  • Average score for entire school is: 67.3
  • Average score for grade 11 is: 67.3 (7 Students)
  • AMC 12B School Team Score is: 234.00 (Team is defined as the 3 highest scores.)

Top AMC 12B scores at Bard

  • Anonymous, 84.0 points (11th grade, age 16)
  • Anonymous, 81.0 points (11th grade, age 15)
  • Anonymous, 69.0 points (11th grade, age 16)

School AMC 10B Statistics

  • Average score for entire school is: 60.7
  • Average score for grade 10 is: 61.5 (10 Students)
  • Average score for grade 9 is: 60.6 (5 Students)
  • Average score for grade 8 is: 36.0 (1 Students)
  • Average score for grade 7 is: 69.0 (2 Students)
  • AMC 10B School Team Score is: 277.50 (Team is defined as the 3 highest scores.)

Top AMC 10B Scores at Bard

  • Emily Ma, 93.0 points (10th grade, age 15, Spackenkill High School)
  • Sanjay Natesan, 93.0 points (10th grade, age 15, John Jay Senior High School)
  • Aegus Kim, 91.5 points (7th grade, age 13, Eastchester Middle School), Certificate of Achievement

Solutions to the 2019 AMC 10 and 12 contests are available on the Art of Problem Solving webpage:

 

 

 

2018 AMC 8

Brief report of the 2018 AMC 8 at Bard College

The AMC 8 ran on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Students were treated to a wonderful math talk on Farey Fractions and Ford Circles, presented by Bard College mathematician Japheth Wood.

School Results
(And just for fun, we are listing schools with at least 3 participants, ranked by the sum of their top 3 scores)
42 points: Bard’s Team Score (sum of top 3 scores at Bard):
33 points: J. Watson Bailey Middle School, Kingston (3 participants)
22 points: Linden Ave Middle School, Red Hook (4 participants)

Total number of participating students: 24
Average score for entire school is: 9.3
Average score for grade 8 is: 9.8
Average score for grade 7 is: 10.5
Average score for grade 6 is: 9.0
Average score for grade 5 is: 8.0
Average score for grade 4 is: 7.0

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Top scores at Bard:

Anonymous, 14 points (5th grader, age 9)
Charlotte Wang, 14 points (6th grader, age 11, Gayhead Elementary School)
Mason Eyler, 14 points (7th grader, age 12, New Paltz Middle School)
Grace Sun, 14 points (8th grader, age 13, Van Antwerp Middle School)
Anonymous, 12 points (7th grader, age 12)
Peter Dong, 12 points (7th grader, age 12, J. Watson Bailey Middle School)
Anonymous, 12 points (7th grader, age 13)
Anonymous, 11 points (7th grader, age 12)
Jackson Blazek, 11 points (8th grader, age 13, J. Watson Bailey Middle School)

Schools represented:

Craig Elementary School, Schenectady (2)
Fox Lane Middle School, Bedford (1)
Gayhead Elementary School, Hopewell Junction, (2)
High Meadow School, Stone Ridge (1)
Homeschool (2)
J. Watson Bailey Middle School, Kingston (3)
LaGrange Middle School, Lagrangeville (2)
Linden Ave Middle School, Red Hook (4)
Manitou School, Cold Spring (1)
Miller Middle School, Kingston (1)
Myers Corners Elementary School, Wappingers Falls (1)
New Paltz Middle School, New Paltz (1)
Titusville Intermediate School, Poughkeepsie (1)
Van Antwerp Middle School, Niskayuna (2)

2018 AMC 10/12B

Here are the overall results for students who took the 2018 AMC10/12 B contests at Bard College:

School AMC 12 Statistics
Average score for entire school is: 31.5
Average score for grade 11 is: 31.5 (1 Student)

Top score at Bard
31.5 (11th grader)

School AMC 10 Statistics
Average score for entire school is: 63.9
Average score for grade 10 is: 73.1 (4 Students)
Average score for grade 9 is: 59.3 (10 Students)
Average score for grade 8 is: 63.0 (2 Students)
Average score for grade 6 is: 61.5 (1 Students)

Top AMC 10 Scores at Bard
99.0 points (10th grader)
96.0 points (9th grader)
Stephen Dong, 78 points (10th grader, age 15, Kingston High School)

2017 AMC 8

Brief report of the 2017 AMC 8 at Bard College:

We offered the AMC 8 Exam at Bard College on November 14, 2017, followed by an engaging math talk on Some Binary Amusements, presented by Bard math professor Japheth Wood.

Total number of participating students: 31
School Team Score (sum of top 3 scores): 53.0
Average score for entire school is: 10.0
Average score for grade 8 is: 9.9
Average score for grade 7 is: 5.0
Average score for grade 6 is: 12.3
Average score for grade 5 is: 8.0
Average score for grade 4 is: 16.0

Top scores at Bard:
Aryadeepta De, 21 points (8th grader, age 12, Acadia Middle School)
16 (8th grader)
Anish Anne, 16 points (6th grader, age 11, Brinkerhoff Elementary School)
Lerchen Zhong, 16 points (4th grader, age 8, Craig School)
Dorothy Suzuki-Burke, 15 points (8th grader, age 13, Highland Middle School)
15 (8th grader)
Alex Zhu, 15 points (6th grader, age 11, Gayhead Elementary School)

Schools represented:

Acadia Middle School, Clifton Park (1)
Brinkerhoff Elementary School, Wappingers (1)
Christian Brothers Academy, Albany (8)
Craig School, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046 (1)
Gayhead Elementary School, Hopewell Junction (3)
Haviland Middle School, Hyde Park (1)
High Meadow School, Stone Ridge (1)
Highland Middle School, Highland (1)
Homeschool (2)
J Watson Bailey Middle School, Kingston (6)
Linden Avenue Middle School, Red Hook (2)
Meadow Hill School, Newburgh (1)
Mill Road Elementary, Red Hook (2)
Montessori school of the Berkshires (1)

2012 AMC 8

Top Scores at Bard College     Sanath Kumar, 25 (6th grade, age 9, Our Montessori School, Westchester County)

The next highest scores were:     

  • Michael Liu, (8th grade, Bailey MS in Kingston)     
  • Katie Houston, (7th grade, Miller MS in Kingston)    
  •  Erik Simon (7th grade, Ichabod Crane MS, Valatie)     
  • Henry Cowherd (7th grade, Ichabod Crane MS, Valatie)

Schools Represented

  1. Bulkeley Middle School, Rhinebeck
  2. J. Watson Bailey Middle School, Kingston
  3. Linden Avenue Middle School, Red Hook
  4. M. Clifford Miller Middle School, Kingston
  5. Germantown Central School, Germantown
  6. Rondout Valley Middle School, Accord
  7. Ichabod Crane Middle School, Valatie
  8. Union Vale Middle School, Lagrangeville
  9. Chatham Middle School, Chatham
  10. Faith Christian Academy, Poughkeepsie
  11. High Meadow School, Stone Ridge
  12. Mill Road Elementary School, Red Hook, NY
  13. North Park Elementary School, Hyde Park
  14. Orville A Todd Middle School, Poughkeepsie
  15. Our Montessori School
  16. Taconic Hills Middle School, Craryville
  17. Vail Farm Elementary School, Lagrangeville

Engaging Math Talk
The contest was followed by a wonderful math talk by Jim Belk and Maria Belk on the Mathematics of Rock, Paper, Scissor (want to know more? Read about Princeton mathematician John Nash and the Nash Equilibrium).

2013 AMC 8

The AMC 8 Exam was administered at Bard College on November 19th, 2013.

Official Program:

4:00pm: The AMC 8 Contest for students.

4:15pm Panel Discussion for parents on Supporting your child as a high achiever in math and science
Facilitator: Halle Kananack
Panel Members: Ben Houston, Jing Ju, Deb Mosher, Japheth Wood
Please read our blogpost for more information

Interlude: Pizza and refreshments in Lobby of RKC

5:00pm Math Keynote Talk: Paths in Graphs by Bard math professor Sam Hsiao
Paths in Graphs and Handout

Full Results: http://amc-reg.maa.org/Reports/GeneralReports.aspx

Bard 2013 Results:

Total number of students in school taking the exam: 106 (83 at Bard, 23 were SPMPS alumni in NYC)
School Team Score (sum of top 3 scores): 63 = 24 + 21 + 18
Average score for entire school is: 10.4
Average score for grade 8 is: 11.6 (46 Students)
Average score for grade 7 is: 9.7 (31 Students)
Average score for grade 6 is: 9.1 (15 Students)
Average score for grade 5 is: 8.5 (8 Students)
Average score for grade 4 is: 7.0 (2 Students)

Top scores (names withheld, pending student permission): 

  • Daniel Knop, 24 (8th grade, age 13, Lagrange Middle School, Lagrange)
  • Myung Joo Lee, 21 (8th grade, age 13, Union Vale Middle School, Lagrangeville)     
  • Ruju Dani, 18 (8th grade, age 13, Arlington Middle School, Arlington)      
  • Katherine Houston, 18 (8th grade, age 13, MC Miller Middle School, Kingston)     
  • Sarah Lu, 17 (8th grade, age 13, Arlington Middle School, Arlington)     
  • Neepa Gupta, 17 (8th grade, age 13, Van Wyck Junior High School, Wappingers Falls)    
  • Anonymous, 16     
  • Brian Wu, 16 (7th grade, age 12, Union Vale Middle School, Lagrangeville)  
  • Sam Liew, 16 (8th grade, age 12, Van Wyck Junior High School, Wappingers Falls)    
  • Anonymous, 15    
  • Anonymous, 15     
  • Maximillian Volostnov, 15 (8th grade, age 13, PS/IS 104 The Fort Hamilton School and SPMPS)     
  • Wyatt Gibbons, 15 (8th grade, age 12, Germantown Central School, Germantown)

Mid-Hudson Valley Schools represented:

  1. Arlington Middle School, Arlington
  2. Ascension Holy Trinity, Highland
  3. Brinckerhoff Elementary School, Fishkill
  4. Bulkeley Middle School, Rhinebeck
  5. Edgemont Junior Senior High School, Scarsdale
  6. Fishkill Elementary School, Fishkill
  7. Gayhead Elementary School, Hopewell Jct
  8. Germantown Central School, Germantown
  9. Grant D. Morse Elementary School, Saugerties
  10. Hagan Elementary School, Poughkeepsie
  11. Harry L Edson Elementary School, Kingston
  12. Haviland Middle School, Hyde Park, NY
  13. Highland Middle School, Highland
  14. J. Watson Bailey Middle School, Kingston
  15. Lagrange Middle School, Lagrange
  16. Lenape Elementary School, New Paltz
  17. Linden Avenue Middle School, Red Hook
  18. MC Miller Middle School, Kingston
  19. Mizzentop Day School, Pawling
  20. Netherwood Elementary School, Hyde Park
  21. Orville A Todd Middle School, Poughkeepsie
  22. Pawling Central Middle School, Pawling
  23. Robert E. Bell Middle School, Chappaqua
  24. Saugerties Junior High School, Saugerties
  25. St Martin de Porres School, Poughkeepsie
  26. St. Joseph School, Kingston
  27. St. Mary School, Fishkill
  28. Union Vale Middle School, Lagrangeville
  29. Vail Farm Elementary School, Lagrangeville
  30. Van Wyck Junior High School, Wappingers Falls

Students from the Summer Program for Mathematical Problem Solving also participated at a NYC-based site.

2014 AMC 8

We offered the AMC 8 Exam at Bard College, along with an engaging math talk on Combinatorial Game Theory, presented by Bard math professor Japheth Wood.

Average score at Bard: 11.8 (34 students*)
Average score for grade 8 is: 12.7
Average score for grade 7 is: 11.8
Average score for grade 6 is: 11.1

(* The Bard Math Circle helped coordinate the AMC 8 Exam for the New York Math Circle and the Summer Program for Mathematical Problem Solving. The official MAA results for Bard include NYMC and SPMPS scores as well.)

Top scores at Bard (names withheld, pending student permission):

  • 

Eileen Liang, 21 (8th grade, age 13, Wappingers Junior High School)
  • Keshav Ramji, 18 (7th grade, age 11, Union Vale Middle School)
  • Daniel Rose-Levine, 17 (7th grade, age 12, Linden Avenue Middle School)
  • Dhruv Kaderu, 16 (6th grade, age 11, Van Wyck Junior High School)
  • 
Anonymous, 16
  • 
Anonymous, 16
  • Mason Eyler, 15 (4th grade, age 9, Lenape Elementary School)
  • Bryce Holland, 14 (6th grade, age 11, Lagrange Middle School)
  • Hunter Nelson, 14 (7th grade, age 12, Linden Avenue Middle School)
  • Austin Murphy, 14 (8th grade, age 14, Bailey Middle School)
  • Brian Wu, 14 (8th grade, age 13, Union Vale Middle School)

Mid-Hudson Valley Schools represented:

  1. J. Watson Bailey Middle School, Kingston
  2. Bulkeley Middle School, Rhinebeck
  3. Germantown Central School, Germantown
  4. Haviland Middle School, Hyde Park, NY
  5. HENAA Homeschool Group, Albany
  6. Highland Middle School, Highland
  7. Homeschool
  8. Lagrange Middle School, Lagrange
  9. Lenape Elementary School, New Paltz
  10. Linden Avenue Middle School, Red Hook
  11. Marlboro Middle School, Marlboro
  12. Meadow Hill School, Newburgh
  13. Mill Road Intermediate School, Red Hook
  14. MC Miller Middle School, Kingston
  15. Mizzentop Day School, Pawling
  16. Robert E. Bell Middle School, Chappaqua
  17. Saugerties Junior High School, Saugerties
  18. St. Joseph School, Kingston
  19. Union Vale Middle School, Lagrangeville
  20. Van Wyck Junior High School, Wappingers Falls
  21. Wappingers Junior High School, Wappingers Falls