Three Owls earned national mathematics honors in the November AMC 8 competition. Eighth graders Alan Cheng and Oscar Liu and seventh grader Albert Ding earned honor roll designations for their performances. Cheng scored in the top 1% nationally and Ding and Liu scored in the top 5%.
The Mathematical Association of America’s AMC 8 is a 40-minute, multiple-choice examination in middle school mathematics. Students apply their problem-solving skills on various topics including counting and probability, estimation, proportional reasoning, the Pythagorean theorem, spatial visualization, everyday applications, and reading and interpreting graphs and tables. Advanced questions may involve linear or quadratic functions and equations, coordinate geometry, and other topics traditionally covered in a beginning algebra course.