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BISC-South Loop Middle School students win 12 awards at AMC8

On Thursday, November 12, Year 7, Year 8, and Year 9 students British International School of Chicago, South Loop sat the online contest during a math lesson in the American Mathematics Competition or AMC 8.

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Congratulations to the following Middle School students who won awards in the AMC8 math contest:

Gold Medal:

  • Luis P (Year 9)

Silver Medal:

  • Caroline M (Year 9)
  • Katya B (Year 9)
  • Zeke B (Year 9)
  • Chloe L (Year 9)
  • Jeffrey L (Year 9)
  • Michael T (Year 9)
  • Lexi S (Year 8)

Bronze Medal:

  • Lucie R (Year 9)
  • Nicolas C (Year 9)
  • Alexander Z (Year 8)
  • Sage W (Year 7)

What is the AMC 8?

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 skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment.

The material covered on the AMC 8 includes topics from a typical middle school mathematics curriculum. Possible topics include but are 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 may involve linear or quadratic functions and equations, coordinate geometry, and other topics traditionally covered in a beginning algebra course.

About British International School of Chicago, South Loop, Mathematics

At British International School of Chicago, South Loop, Mathematics is taught holistically covering algebra, number, geometry, and statistics. Focusing on these four topics throughout Middle School means students can consolidate and extend their learning. The course also incorporates investigation work and real-world applications. The curriculum is enriched by participation in both U.S. and U.K. math competitions, which take place in and out of school. From the start of Year 7, students are allocated to ability groups that are continuously monitored and reviewed against progress and assessments.

The following Mathematics contests are scheduled for February.

  • Monday, February 1st - Year 9 UKMT Intermediate Math Challenge
  • Tuesday, February 2nd - Year 10 & 11 UKMT Intermediate Math Challenge
  • Friday, February 4th - Middle School Math Counts competition. 
  • Thursday, February 4th - Year 12 & 13 AMC12A 
  • Wednesday, February 10th - Year 10 AMC10B 
  • Wednesday, February 10th - Year 11 AMC10B