This website is not meant to be an exhaustive list of math competitions. FCAG is heavily involved with the administration of the AMC 8 and AMC 10 exams. Please use other resources for complete information about math competitions.
Join us for FCAG's AMC 8 Math Fun Night
Tuesday, November 7th
5:30pm to 7:30pm
at Oakton Library
This is a free event to students who do not have the AMC 8 available in their school
You must register at https://goo.gl/uUqQop to attend.
Have some fun with out-of-the-box math as you practice for the AMC 8 with some high school math students and mathematicians offering mathematical advice and insight!
What is the AMC?
Kids in 8th grade and below are eligible to take the AMC 8 (the math level is advanced middle school algebra and geometry). You can read more about the AMC 8 at www.maa.org/math-competitions/amc-8. FCAG offers this test for free to kids across the county. Please consider supporting this effort by becoming a member of FCAG or donating! Visit www.fcag.org/membership.html
Who will be coaching the math?
Professor Rebecca Goldin (Mathematics, George Mason University) is organizing the evening, with plenty of math problems for kids to solve. She and some volunteer high school math whizzes will be helping kids solve problems, learn something new, and explore ideas in a different way.
Who can come? Why is registration required?
Kids in 8th grade and below are invited to the FCAG Math Fun Night; kids should have minimally some experience with prealgebra and general comfort with fractions. Space is limited at this event; FCAG members have priority registration. Priority registration is open for members until November 1; after November 1st registration will be open all on a first come-first served basis until all spots are filled.
Will there be food?
Yes, we will serve a pizza dinner for the kids.
November 7, 5:30 pm to 7:30pm; Oakton Library (10304 Lynnhaven Pl, Oakton)
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AMC 8 and AMC 10
FCAG provides the community a service by helping make available the AMC 8 and AMC 10 tests each year. In 2014, almost 1500 students took the test through FCAG. These tests are administered by volunteers across the county. If you would like to volunteer to bring AMC 8 to your elementary or middle school, please email us
Information about the AMC 8 test will be announced via the Yahoo! Discussion Group
The AMC 10 is offered by invitation through FCAG to middle school and other students who achieved an Honor Roll or higher score (19 and up) on the AMC 8, and whose school does not offer the AMC 10. For more information about the AMC 10, see http://www.maa.org/math-competitions/amc-1012
If you like to support FCAG to continue providing this service,
please join us to become a FCAG member;
or you can
any amount your like through Paypal.
Other Math Competitions
There are other ways to get kids involved in mathematics through competitions. Ask your school about running a National Math Club or MATHCOUNTS Competition Series, or about Continental Math.
Many successful elementary school clubs are run 'centered' on materials produced in large part to train students for competitions. The material is often available for free. MATHCOUNTS
offers a free club program