For the 10th year, Oak Hill Academy provided its students an opportunity to compete in the 35th annual American Mathematics Contest 8. It is designed for middle school students in eighth grade and below. It was a 25 question, 40 minute multiple choice test. The material covered on the AMC 8 includes topics from a typical middle school mathematics curriculum. Possible topics included but were 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. In addition some of the later questions involved linear or quadratic functions and equations, coordinate geometry, and other topics traditionally covered in a beginning algebra course. 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.
Almost 95,000 students from 1,869 schools participated nationally in this challenging competition. Oak Hill Academy 8th Grader and Lincroft resident, Mitchell Oldham, scored in the top 1% nationally and recognized on the AMC-8 Distinguished Honor Roll for his fine results. Congratulations to Mitchell on this tremendous achievement!