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 10/12B

We offered the AMC 10/12B Contests at Bard College on Wednesday, February 25. Thirty students participated.

You may find the questions, answers and solutions here: AoPS AMC 10B Wiki | AoPS AMC 10B Wiki

The AMC 10/12B program featured the math contest, pizza, and then a math talk by Marist math professor Joe Kirtland on The Mathematics of Data Security.

Bard 2015 Results on AMC 12B:

Total number of students taking the exam: 6
School Team Score (sum of top 3 scores): 298.50 = 114.0 + 96.0 + 88.5
Average score for entire school is: 86.8
Average score for grade 12 is: 82.5 (3 Students)
Average score for grade 11 is: 91.0 (3 Students)

Bard 2015 Results on AMC 10B:

Total number of students taking the exam: 24
School Team Score (sum of top 3 scores): 363 = 133.5 + 115.5 + 114.0
Average score for entire school is: 86.9
Average score for grade 10 is: 111.4 (4 Students)
Average score for grade 9 is: 84.3 (10 Students)
Average score for grade 8 is: 77.5 (6 Students)
Average score for grade 7 is: 87.8 (2 Students)
Average score for grade 6 is: 78.0 (2 Students)

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

AMC 12B

  • Ashna Gupta, 114 points (11th grade, age 16, John Jay High School) AIME Qualifier! 
  • Anonymous, 96 points 
  • Anonymous, 88.5 points

AMC 10B     

  • Michael Liu, 133.5 points (10th grade, age 15, Kingston High School) AIME Qualifier!       
  • Anonymous, 115.5 points     
  • Karthik Ledalla, 114 points (10th grade, age 15, John Jay High School)

AMC 10 Certificate of Achievement
(for students in grades 8 and below who score a 90 or above on the AMC 10 contest)     

  • Rachel Li, 94.5 points (8th grade, age 14, Orville A. Todd Middle School)    
  • Keshav Ramji, 94.5 points (7th grade, age 11, Union Vale Middle School)

Mid-Hudson Valley Schools represented:

  1. John Jay High School, East Fishkill
  2. Germantown Central School, Germantown
  3. Kingston High School, Kingston
  4. Spackenkill High School, Spackenkill
  5. Union Vale Middle School, Lagrangeville
  6. Arlington High School, Lagrangeville
  7. Home School
  8. Lagrange Middle School, LaGrange
  9. Linden Avenue Middle School, Red Hook
  10. MC Miller Middle School, Kingston
  11. Orville A. Todd Middle School, Poughkeepsie
  12. Suffern Senior High School, Suffern
  13. Van Wyck Junior High School, Wappingers Falls
  14. Wappingers Junior High School, Wappingers

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)

2016 AMC 10/12B

We offered the AMC 10/12B Contests at Bard College on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Thirty Four students participated.

You may find the questions, answers and solutions here: AoPS AMC 10B Wiki | AoPS AMC 12B Wiki

The AMC 10/12B program featured the math contest, pizza, and then a math talk by Bardmath professor Amir Barghi on Topographic Maps.

Bard 2016 Results on AMC 12B:

Total number of students taking the exam: 7
School Team Score (sum of top 3 scores): 303.0 = 103.5 + 102.0 + 97.5
(For scoring between 300 and 399, Bard was awarded a School Certificate of Merit.)
Average score for entire school is: 88.1
Average score for grade 12 is: 93.0 (2 Students)
Average score for grade 11 is: 86.1 (5 Students)


Bard 2016 Results on AMC 10B:

Total number of students taking the exam: 27
School Team Score (sum of top 3 scores): 351.0 = 123.0 + 120.0 + 108.0
Average score for entire school is: 81.6
Average score for grade 10 is: 95.3 (6 Students)
Average score for grade 9 is: 74.3 (11 Students)
Average score for grade 8 is: 80.1 (5 Students)
Average score for grade 7 is: 81.5 (3 Students)
Average score for grade 6 is: 84.8 (2 Students)

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

AMC 12B

  • Vincent Li, 103.5 points (11th grade, age 17, Spackenkill High School), AIME Qualifier
  • Michael Liu, 102.0 points (11th grade, age 16, Kingston High School), AIME Qualifier
  • Anonymous, 97.5 points
  • Karthik Ledalla, 94.5 points (11th grade, age 16, John Jay High School)

AMC 10B  

  • Gabriel Kammer, 123.0 points (10th grade, age 15, Niskayuna High School), AIME Qualifier, Certificate of Distinction
  • Daniel Knop, 120.0 points (10th grade, age 15, Arlington High School), AIME Qualifier, Certificate of Distinction
  • Sanath Kumar, 108.0 points (9th grade, age 13, The Harvey School)

AMC 10 Certificate of Achievement (for students in grades 8 and below who score a 90 or above on the AMC 10 contest)

  • Anonymous, 99.0 points
  • Owen Dugan, 90.0 points (7th grade, age 12, Homeschool)
  • Tatiana Malcevic, 90.0 points (8th grade, age 13, Van Antwerp Middle School)

Schools represented:

  1. Acadia Middle School, Clifton Park, NY 12065
  2. Arlington High School, Lagrangeville, NY 12540
  3. East Lyme High School, East Lyme, CT 06333
  4. Fox Lane High School, Bedford, NY 10506
  5. Homeschool
  6. Iroquois Middle School, Schenectady, NY 12309
  7. John Jay High School, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
  8. Ketcham High School, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
  9. Kingston High School, Kingston, NY 12401
  10. LaGrange Middle School, Lagrangeville, NY 12540
  11. Linden Avenue Middle School, Red Hook, NY 12571
  12. Newburgh Free Academy North, Newburgh, NY 12550
  13. Niskayuna High School, Niskayuna, NY 12309
  14. Orville A. Todd Middle School, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
  15. Pawling Middle School, Pawling, NY 12564
  16. Rhinebeck High School, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
  17. Saugerties High School, Saugerties, NY 12477
  18. Shaker High School, Latham, NY 12110
  19. Spackenkill High School, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
  20. The Beacon School, New York, NY 10036
  21. The Harvey School, Katonah, NY 10536
  22. Union Vale Middle School, Lagrangeville, NY 12540
  23. Van Antwerp Middle School, Niskayuna, NY 12309

AMC 10

The 2014 AMC 10/12 A will take place on Tuesday, February 4th
The AMC 10/12 B will take place on Wednesday, February 19th.

Strategy Essay of the Month
This month we’re focusing on Engage in Wishful Thinking. Videos and Bursts for this strategy are available here.

 

Edfinity
The MAA, in collaboration with Edfinity, is delighted to offer AMC Advantage, a short online course to help students prepare effectively for the AMC 10/12 contests. The course is carefully designed to help students of all levels prepare efficiently and at their own pace. AMC Advantage includes a diagnostic test, ‘skill building’ problem sets, and full-length contest simulations with performance analysis.  All AMC contestants are encouraged to explore AMC Advantage. Open student enrollment, for a modest fee, will commence in January 2014.  Additional details at http://amc-advantage.com
Videos and Slidecasts of Distinguished Lectures Available
Members who live too far from MAA headquarters to attend the public lectures MAA sponsors can watch video footage and slidecasts — presenters’ slides synced to audio from their talks and interspersed with still shots–online. Browse lectures.

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!

2017 AMC 10/12B Results

We offered the AMC 10/12B Contests at Bard College on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Nineteen students participated.

You may find the questions, answers and solutions here: AoPS AMC 10B Wiki | AoPS AMC 12B Wiki

The AMC 10/12B program featured the math contest, pizza, and a math talk by Bard math professor Lauren Rose on Weird Dice.

Bard 2017 Results on the AMC 12B:

Total number of students taking the exam: 3
School Team Score (sum of top 3 scores): 220.5 = 100.5 + 70.5 + 49.5

Average score for entire school is: 73.5
Average score for grade 12 is: 49.5 (1 Student)
Average score for grade 11 is: 85.5 (2 Students)

Bard 2017 Results on the AMC 10B:

Total number of students taking the exam: 16
School Team Score (sum of top 3 scores): 370.50 = 130.5 + 129.0 + 111.0

Average score for entire school is: 76.9
Average score for grade 10 is: 78.0 (2 Students)
Average score for grade 9 is: 78.3 (6 Students)
Average score for grade 8 is: 82.2 (5 Students)
Average score for grade 7 is: 64.5 (3 Students)

Top scores at Bard:

AMC 12B
    Daniel Knop, 100.5 points (11th grade, age 16, Arlington High School), Certificate of Distinction
Anonymous, 70.5 points
Anonymous, 49.5 points


AMC 10B
    Owen Dugan, 130.5 points (8th grade, age 13, Homeschool), Certificate of Distinction, Certificate of Achievement
Aryadeepta De, 129.0 points (7th grade, age 12, Acadia Middle School), Certificate of Distinction, Certificate of Achievement
Walden Yan, 111.0 points (9th grade, age 14, Avon High School)

The Certificate of Achievement is awarded to Students in grade 8 and below who scored over a 90 on the AMC 10, and students in grade 10 or below who scored over a 90 on the AMC 12.

The Certificate of Distinction is for students who qualified for the AIME. The 2017 AMC 10/12B cutoff scores for the AIME are 120 and above on the AMC 10B, and 100.5 and above on the AMC 12B.

Anonymous means that the high scoring student above prefers to remain anonymous!

Schools represented:

  1. Acadia Middle School, Clifton Park, NY 12065
  2. Arlington High School, Lagrangeville, NY 12540
  3. Avon High School, Avon, CT 06001
  4. J. Watson Bailey Middle School, Kingston, NY 12401
  5. The Harvey School, Katonah, NY 10536
  6. Homeschool
  7. Lagrange Middle School, Lagrangeville, NY 12540
  8. Linden Ave. Middle School, Red Hook, NY 12571
  9. New Paltz High School, New Paltz, NY 12561
  10. Orville A. Todd Middle School, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
  11. Red Hook High School, Red Hook, NY 12571
  12. Rhinebeck High School, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
  13. Spackenkill High School, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
  14. Van Wyck Junior High School, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

 

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)

2017 AMC 10/12 B at Bard

Registration is now open for the 2017 AMC 10/12 B contests at Bard College.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The event is for high school students with a passion for problem-solving. Advanced middle school students are also welcome. There is no charge, but registration is required in advance to reserve your seat at Bard.

After the 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.

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Bard College Reem-Kayden Center for Science and Computation (RKC)
Address: 31 Campus Road, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504