Dr. Andreescu presented many problems related to the AMC 8 last Saturday and asked that the problems and solutions be posted here for your benefit:
If you have questions about the problem sets feel free to post them in the comments below.
[from the AwesomeMath Newsletter, The Gold Standard]
Just because the summer camp season is behind us for this year doesn’t mean you can’t still work with our AwesomeFaculty on interesting problems. AwesomeMath Year-Round gives students the chance to continue developing their insights and delve into important mathematical concepts and methods of proofs for problems and challenges that range to the Olympiad level. Our website describes the program as follows:
|Aug. – Sept. 2013||Titu Andreescu and Cosmin Pohoata||Gems in Euclidean Geometry|
|Oct. – Nov.||Titu Andreescu and Cosmin Pohoata||Harmonic Divisions Revisited|
|Dec. 2013 – Jan. 2014||Titu Andreescu and Adithya Ganesh||Gems in Algebra|
|Feb. – Mar.||Cosmin Pohoata||Topics in Combinatorial Geometry|
|Apr. – May||Titu Andreescu||Gems in Number Theory|
|June – July||Titu Andreescu and Adithya Ganesh||Sums and Products|
Register today for this unique opportunity to work with qualified instructors on Olympiad level math with individualized feedback.
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Congratulations to all of the teams and individuals from our local MATHCOUNTS chapter who are advancing to state. You will see in the list below many regular Metroplex Math Circle participants:
This next meeting will be our last before the holiday break at UTD and the end of the Fall semester. Students preparing for the 2013 AMC 10 and 12 will not want to miss this session when Dr. Andreescu share some of his favorite problems and approaches for solving them.
All students should make a serious effort to register and prepare for the AMC 10 or 12 exam. There is no limitation on how young a student can participate and no restriction on how many years you take the exam until you reach 10th and 12th grades respectively. The AMC results are requested by many elite colleges to differentiate among the many applications they see with 800 SAT scores.
Here is some additional information about this year’s AMC 12:
The AMC 12 is a 25 question, 75 minute multiple choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with pre-calculus concepts. Calculators are not allowed starting in 2008. For the 2012-2013 school year there will be two dates on which the contest may be taken: AMC 12A on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 , and AMC 12B on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 .
On October 20th Dr. Titu Andreescu spoke to the Metroplex Math Circle at UT Dallas and shared a number of interesting problems. The video below will give people some sense of what a math circle session can be. We are still experimenting with our video and streaming technology so we appreciate your patience and are grateful for your tips to improve the quality of these videos which will be posted to our YouTube channel.
Please note that every Metroplex Math Circle speaker is encouraged to choose the topic and format that best suits their style and passions. This means that every session is somewhat different and you are encouraged to read the description of each session posted here or on our FaceBook and Google+ pages when you make your decision to attend.
The AMC 8 is an important contest to introduce younger students (grades 8 and below) to problem solving and discrete mathematics topics. Even very young students should begin working with these problems and participate in the AMC 8 in as many years as possible to be well prepared for the AMC 10 and 12 whose results are often requested by elite universities as part of the admissions process.
Metroplex Math Circle attendees are particularly fortunate to have Dr. Andreescu lead us through a discussion of some of his favorite AMC 8 problems. Dr. Andreescu is the former director of the AMC and the former coach of the US International Mathematical Olympiad team whose members are ultimately chosen from the very best participants in the AMC sponsored contests.