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)

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)

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

2015 AMC 8

We offered the AMC 8 Exam at Bard College on November 17, 2015, followed by an engaging math talk on Pascal’s Triangle, presented by Bard math professor Japheth Wood.

Total number of students in school taking the exam: 45
School Team Score (sum of top 3 scores): 54.0
Average score for entire school is: 10.0
Average score for grade 8 is: 11.3
Average score for grade 7 is: 8.6
Average score for grade 6 is: 9.8
Average score for grade 5 is: 10.0
Average score for grade 4 is: 10.5

Top scores at Bard:  
  
Tatiana Malcevic, 20 (8th grade, age 13, Van Antwerp Middle School)     
Keshav Ramji, 18 (8th grade, age 12, Union Vale Middle School)     
Daniel Rose-Levine, 16 (8th grade, age 13, Linden Avenue middle school)     
Bryce Holland, 16 (7th grade, age 12, Lagrange Middle School)     
Robert Zhu, 15 (6th grade, age 11, Gayhead Elementary School)

Schools represented:

  1. Acadia Middle School, Clifton Park (1)
  2. J. Watson Bailey Middle School, Kingston (4)
  3. Benjamin Cosor Elementary School, Fallsburg (1)
  4. Bulkeley Middle School, Rhinebeck (2)
  5. Craig Elementary School, Niskayuna (1)
  6. Fishkill Plains Elementary School, Wappingers Falls (1)
  7. Gayhead Elementary School, Wappingers (4)
  8. Germantown Central School, Germantown (2)
  9. Haviland Middle School, Hyde Park (1)
  10. High Meadow School, Stone Ridge (3)
  11. Highland Middle School, Highland (2)
  12. Homeschool (5)
  13. Iroquois Middle School, Elma (1)
  14. Lagrange Middle School, Lagrange (1)
  15. Linden Avenue Middle School, Red Hook (4)
  16. Millbrook Middle School, Millbrook (1)
  17. MC Miller Middle School, Kingston (1)
  18. Pawling Middle School, Pawling (1)
  19. St. Joseph School, Kingston (2)
  20. Union Vale Middle School, Lagrangeville (1)
  21. Van Antwerp Middle School, Niskayuna (5)

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.

SUPPORT THE BARD MATH CIRCLE

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 http://annandaleonline.org/bardgiving
  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!

2016 AMC 8 Results are in!

We offered the AMC 8 Exam at Bard College on November 15, 2016, followed by an engaging math talk on Topology and the Euler Characteristic, presented by Bard math professor Steven Simon.

(For detailed solutions to the contest problems, click HERE.)

Our next contest event is the AMC 10/12B on February 15, 2017.
Visit our Contest Page for more information.

2016 AMC 8 Summary

Total number of students who took the exam at Bard: 35
School Team Score (sum of top 3 scores): 66.0
Average score for entire school is: 12.6
Average score for grade 8 is: 14.8
Average score for grade 7 is: 12.3
Average score for grade 6 is: 12.4
Average score for grade 5 is: 12.5
Average score for grade 4 is: 7.0

Top scores at Bard:

Please visit our Contest Page for this information.

Schools represented:

Acadia Middle School, Clifton Park (2)
The Albany Academy, Albany (1)
J Watson Bailey Middle School, Kingston (6)
Brinkerhoff Elementary School, Wappingers (2)
Buckley Middle School, Rhinebeck (1)
Great Barrington Steiner School, Great Barrington (1)
Haldane Middle School, Cold Spring (1)
High Meadow School, Stone Ridge (1)
Highland Middle School, Highland (2)
Home School (4)
Lagrange Middle School, Lagrange (1)
Lenape Elementary, New Paltz (1)
Linden Avenue Middle School, Red Hook (2)
Loudonville School, Albany (1)
Meadow Hill School, Newburgh (1)
Mill Road Middle School, Red Hook (1)
Miller Middle School, Kingston (2)
Monroe Woodbury Middle School, Woodbury (1)
St. Martin de Porres School, Poughkeepsie (3)
Van Antwerp Middle School, Niskayuna (1)

2016 AMC 8 Registration is open!

The Bard Math Circle is hosting the national AMC 8 contest on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

The event is for students with a passion for problem-solving who are in grade 8 or below and under 14.5 years of age on the day of the contest. There is no charge, but registration is required in advance to reserve your seat at Bard.

After the 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice exam, students will be treated to a snack, followed by an engaging math talk by a Bard College mathematician.

Bard undergraduate math majors are offering preparation sessions during the weekends leading up to the contest, starting on October 1, 2016.

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: Bard College Reem-Kayden Center for Science and Computation (RKC)
Address: 31 Campus Road, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504

Register on Eventbrite.