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Five Harvey Middle Schoolers Tackle the AMC 8

Five of Harvey’s most enthusiastic math students in the eighth grade put their skills to the test Jan. 18 on the American Mathematics Association’s annual worldwide competition. Taking on the challenge were Neel Mistri, Peikang Hu, Sullivan Wieting, Aidan Garcia, and Theo Leyva. Their math teacher, Ananda Pitta, reports that all five survived the challenge and did well with Neel finishing with the top score among the five Harvey eighth graders.

Ms. Pitta was proud of the group for choosing to take the exam. “They put in a lot of energy and enthusiasm into practicing for the test,” Ms. Pitta said.

The American Mathematics Competition 8 (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 material covered on the exam includes topics from a typical middle school mathematics curriculum, which could 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. Some of the final questions may involve linear or quadratic functions and equations, coordinate geometry, and other topics traditionally covered in a beginning algebra course.

Harvey was one of more than 6,000 schools to have students take the AMC 8.

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