BASIS Independent Silicon Valley will be hosting the 2024 AMC 8 Competition. The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple-choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. 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. Students apply classroom learned skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment. The material covered on the AMC 8 includes topics from a typical middle school mathematics curriculum. Possible topics include but are not limited to: counting and probability, estimation, proportional reasoning, elementary geometry including the Pythagorean Theorem, spatial visualization, everyday applications, and reading and interpreting graphs and tables. In addition, some of the later questions may involve linear or quadratic functions and equations, coordinate geometry, and other topics traditionally covered in a beginning Permitted materials: #2 lead pencils, blank scratch paper, ruler and eraser. Prohibited materials: Calculators, smart watches, phones, compasses, graph paper and protractors Grades: 6 – 8 (14.5 years or younger) When: 4:00 PM, Thursday, January 18, 2024 - AMC 8 Test Location: BISV As the test will be administered in person, school faculty will ensure that the competition is administered with fidelity and adopted procedures of MAA.