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. In 2016, more than 130,000 students from more than 2,000 school nationwide participated.
Congratulations to our school participants and our top place finishers.
First Place and a and Honor Roll Certificate Winner for finishing in the top 5% Nationally: Jordan Photis
Second Place: Andrew Ament
Third Place: Luke Braas, Andrew Glenn, and Colin Kligge
Other School Participants: Everett Barry, Noah Donaldson, Eleanor Helm, Gabe Hill, Tommy Hockenberry, Jace Hoffer, Adaira Hufford, Audrey Jachimowicz, Kaylee Jackson, Tebelechi Ketema, Ella Kratz, Elizabeth Lebo, Katie Mackey, Olivia Nicastro, Curtis Rabatin, Emily Riggs, Jordan Schucker, Emma Shenk, Jack Shipley, Kyler Stigelman, Gavin Switzer, and Evelyn Weaver.
Congrulations to Jordan S., Kyler S., and Isabella P-D. (not pictured). They competed in the National Language Arts League competition last month and were the top three students in Penn Manor. Great job!!
Congratulations to the following students for finishing in the top five in the 2015-2016 Continental Math League competition:
Jordan S., Kyler S., and Alaina B.
Missing: Noah D. And Jackson W.
Each student received a certificate and medal. Great job, mathletes!
Congratulation to the following students who participated in the AMC8.
- Anna Aston
- Alaina Breitbach
- Ryan Dang
- Noah Donaldson
- Andrew Glenn
- Tommy Hockenberry
- Paul Karpouzis
- Olivia Nicastro
- Nichole Rudy
- Jordan Schucker
- Kyler Stigelman
Andrew and Noah tied for 3rd place in the middle school competition and 1st place at Manor. Congratulations!!
From the Mathematical Association of America who runs the competition:
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 examination provides an opportunity to apply the concepts taught at the junior high level to problems which not only range from easy to difficult but also cover a wide range of applications. Many problems are designed to challenge students and to offer problem-solving experiences beyond those provided in most junior high school mathematics classes. High scoring students are invited to participate in the AMC 10.
A special purpose of the AMC 8 is to demonstrate the broad range of topics available for the junior high school mathematics curriculum. This is done by competencies. The AMC 8 has the potential to increase the perceptions of the importance of problem-solving activities in the mathematics curriculum by stimulating these activities both preceding and following the examination —specifically by studying the solutions manual.
Additional purposes of the AMC 8 are to promote excitement, enthusiasm and positive attitudes towards mathematics and to stimulate interest in continuing the study of mathematics beyond the minimum required for high school graduation. Developmentally, junior high school students are at a point where attitudes toward school and learning, and perceptions of themselves as learners of mathematics are solidified. It is important that they be provided opportunities that foster the development of positive attitudes towards mathematics and positive perceptions of themselves as learners of mathematics. The AMC 8 provides one such opportunity.
Manor held it’s Spelling Bee on January 21st. The following students represented their homerooms:
- Eleanor Helm
- Max Keefer
- Jordan Schucker
- Olivia Nicastro
Congratulations to Eleanor Helm who battled to second place. She did a fantastic job with some very difficult words.
The students entered the Sumdog.com Holiday National Math Contest that took place December 12th – 18th. There were 19,522 classes registered with 8,646 classes qualifying. Our class of 11 (Grades 2-6) finished in 591st place overall in the nation, but we finished in 39th place out of 559 Pennsylvania schools that participated.
Even more statistics: there were 197,009 students who answered 47,985,561 math questions. That is incredible! The Hambright students did a phenomenal job considering most of them had limited time to participate. There will be more chances both locally and nationally for us to compete.
The results from our participation in the AMC8 Math Competition were distributed today. There were over 150,000 students and 2200+ school involved in the AMC8 this year. I am super proud of the students who took this challenge, and each was awarded a Certificate of Participation as well as any awards they earned.
Congratulations to those student who placed with the following school awards:
1st Place: Ryan G. – who also scored in the top 5% of all scores in the AMC8 to earn a Honor Roll Certificate; his nameplate will also be placed on our school plaque
2nd Place: Kevin W.
3rd Place: Blake M. & Amanda W.
Congratulations to all those who participated:
Another year of the AMC8 Mathematics Competition is finished for our high achieving math kiddos at Manor. They worked hard to answer the 25 questions and now the waiting begins to see how they scored. Great job to those who chose to participate this year! I am super proud of your efforts.
Here’s a link to more information with the AMC8: AMC8 website