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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.

 

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We will continue our AMC 8 preparation sessions again this Saturday as Titu Andreescu leads the group through more interesting AMC 8 problems.

Please click here to download the problems and solutions from last week.

AMC 8 problems

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Please join us this Saturday as Adrian Andreescu leads the group through a selection of some of the most interesting AMC 8 problems.

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And while you attend, if you meet the requirements below you can sign up for the AMC 8 according to the following instructions:

Hello All,

Hooray, it’s getting close to AMC 8 time again!  I’m handling signups differently this year.  First, here are the particulars for the test:

  • When:  November 19th at 5pm SHARP
  • Where:  The Davis Library
  • Requirements:  Must be in 8th grade or below and current school does not offer the test.
  • Cost:  $10 (The Davis library charges $50 for the program room, so I’ve had to increase the cost to cover all related fees)
  • What to bring:  number 2 pencils, protractor, compass (scratch paper will be provided).  NO calculators

If you meet the above requirements, then registration for the test will happen in person on November 2nd.  Here are the particulars to sign up:

If you have any questions, feel free to email me.

Best,

Kathy Cordeiro

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Cantors_cubeThis week’s math circle presenter will be MMC participant and UTD student, Austin Marstaller.  He’ll be discussing Cantor Sets, a set of points lying on a single line segment that have a number of interesting properties.  Learning about Cantor sets is a great way to introduce general topology.
Announcements will also be made about how to register for AMC 8 if your school does not offer the test.  We look forward to seeing you!

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The AwesomeMath newsletter, The Gold Standard has published a series of important dates and useful resources:

Starting with the first round of USAMTS (USA Mathematial Talent Search) due on October 15 and culminating with the IMO (International Mathematics Olympiad) in July, 2014, the season of math competitions is right around the corner.  Are you prepared?  Do you have the resources to help you excel?   With over 30 years of experience teaching, coaching, and mentoring the brightest mathematical minds of our age, Dr. Andreescu’s books are essential for every math enthusiast’s library.  Here are just a few highlights from his distinguished career:

  • Authored, co-authored, and edited more than 40 math books and publications
  • Head coach and leader of the USA International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) for 8 years
  • Director of the Mathematical Association of American (MAA) American Mathematics Competitions for 5 years
  • Has contributed hundreds of problems to various math competitions including up to and including the IMO
  • Co-founder of the Purple Comet! Math Meet, the first international team based math competition
  • Founder and Director of AwesomeMath, an organization that provides enriching experiences in mathematics to intellectually curious learners

Following is a chart of important dates and resources which will enrich the mathlete’s competition experience:

Date Competition Resource
October 15, 2013
Round 1
USAMTS Mathematical Olympiad Challenges,
Mathematical Olympiad Treasures,
Mathematical Reflections – all volumes
November 18, 2013
Round 2
USAMTS Mathematical Olympiad Challenges,
Mathematical Olympiad Treasures,
Mathematical Reflections – all volumes
November 19, 2013 AMC 8 Purple Comet! Math Meet:  All Ten Years, 105 Algebra Problems
December 7, 2013 Putnam Problems from the Book, Straight from the Book, Putnam and Beyond
January 6, 2014
Round 3
USAMTS Mathematical Olympiad Challenges,
Mathematical Olympiad Treasures,
Mathematical Reflections – all volumes
10A:  February 4, 2014
10B:  February 19, 2014
AMC 10 105 Algebra Problems, 106 Geometry Problems, 107 Geometry Problems,108 Algebra Problems (coming soon)
12A:  February 4, 2014
12B:  February 19, 2014
AMC 12 Mathematical Reflections – all volumes, 105 Algebra Problems, 106 Geometry Problems, 107 Geometry Problems,108 Algebra Problems (coming soon)
AIME I:  March 13, 2014
AIME II: March 26, 2014
AIME Purple Comet! Math Meet: All Ten
Years, Mathematical Reflections – all
volumes
April 1-10, 2014 Purple Comet! Math Meet Purple Comet! Math Meet:  All Ten Years
April 29-30, 2014 USAMO Problems from the Book, Straight from the Book, Topics in Functional Equations, Math Olympiad Challenges, Math Olympiad Treasures
July 2014 IMO (South Africa) Math Olympiad Challenges,
Mathematical Olympiad Treasures,
Mathematical Reflections – all volumes

 

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tshubin02This coming Saturday, the Metroplex Math Circle is very fortunate to have Dr. Tatiana Shubin, one of the leaders in the global math circle movement speak to our circle!  We will post more details on the topic of her talk, but no opportunity to hear Dr. Shubin speak should be missed.

In addition to being the Director of the San Jose Math Circle, Tatiana Shubin (shubin[at]math.sjsu.edu) won the All-Siberian Math Olympiad when she was in the seventh grade. Her B.S. is from Moscow State University (Russia), and her PhD is from UC Santa Barbara. She served for 6 years as the California State Director of AMC-8, then became a co-founder of the Bay Area Math Adventures (BAMA), and has been on the BAMA steering committee ever since.

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Congratulations to all of the students who earned perfect scores (25/25) on the 2012 AMC 8.  It was good to see that many of the perfect scores were earned by Texas students and that a good number of those are attendees of the Metroplex Math Circle.

First Initial Last Name Grade School Name
S AHMAD 7 HARMONY SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE HOUSTON, TX
M BU 8 EUDAIMONIA ACADEMY HOME SCHOOL FRISCO, TX
K CHANG 7 BECK JHS KATY, TX
B CHEN 6 RICE MS PLANO, TX
K FENG 7 FOWLER MIDDLE SCHOOL PLANO, TX
E GUO 7 HOCKADAY SCHOOL DALLAS, TX
K HAN 8 ST MARK’S SCHOOL OF TEXAS DALLAS, TX
B HO 8 RICE MS PLANO, TX
E LI 8 FORT SETTLEMENT MS SUGAR LAND, TX
H LIU 7 BECK JHS KATY, TX
A LIU 7 THE VILLAGE SCHOOL HOUSTON, TX
J SHOEMAKER 6 Holy Family Catholic School Austin, TX
V VALE 7 EUDAIMONIA ACADEMY HOME SCHOOL FRISCO, TX
J WANG 6 SCHIMELPFENIG MIDDLE PLANO, TX
B XU 8 FORT SETTLEMENT MS SUGAR LAND, TX
A YANG 8 BECKENDORFF JUNIOR HIGH KATY, TX
E ZHANG 6 RICE MS PLANO, TX

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