AMC 8 Information

MUST READ:

Read through the following carefully. Violation of any of the below may result in disqualification by MAA. 

BEFORE THE EXAM:

  1. Complete the STEP ONE AND STEP TWO registration.  

  2. Ensure the student is only taking the 2020 AMC 8 once. If the student is found to have taken the same exam multiple times, that student will be disqualified by MAA.

  3. If the student is unable to attend, email ocmathcircle@gmail.com ASAP. For any questions regarding registration and/or AMC 8, please submit HERE.

DURING THE EXAM:

Failure to comply to these rules may lead to disqualification and removal from the exam.

  1. Materials Allowed: writing utensils, blank scratch paper, rulers, erasers

  2. Materials NOT Allowed: calculators, smartwatches, phones, computing devices, compasses, protractors, graph paper

  3. Required: 

    1. A computer, laptop, or Chromebook to take the exam (we will not allow students to use phones or iPads to take the exam)

    2. Working camera and audio

    3. A working microphone

    4. A quiet testing space

    5. A reliable Wi-Fi source

  4. Students must comply with the following:

    1. All students must join the Zoom call with their FIRST and LAST name as it appears on registration. We will not accept any parent names into the proctored Zoom call.

    2. All students must have their cameras ON during the entire testing session with no virtual backgrounds. Student's entire face must be visible at all times.

    3. All students must have their microphones ON during the entire testing session (to emulate a quiet classroom testing environment).

    4. All students must arrive ON TIME and students may not leave early.

    5. In the case that the Zoom call fails during proctored testing sessions, rejoin the call immediately. Failure to return may result in disqualification of scores. 

  5. The testing platform automatically saves answers. If technical issues arise, the timer will not stop.

  6. All sessions will be recorded on Zoom.

  7. No questions will be answered by proctors.

AFTER THE EXAM: 

Problems and solutions are not to be discussed in any online or public forum until November 17.

TEST INFORMATION:

Orange County Math Circle will be hosting the 2020 AMC 8 VIRTUALLY from Tuesday, November 10, 2020 to Monday, November 16, 2020. 

 

Students may take the 2020 AMC 8 only once. If a student is found to have taken the same AMC 8 test more than once, that student will be disqualified by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). Please read the important reminder from the MAA regulations on cheating, disqualification, and etc.

 

Students may only have scratch paper, rulers, pencils and erasers as aids. No calculators or cell phones will be allowed.

 

There will be no refunds for cancellations.

 

Email all inquiries and concerns to OC Math Circle at ocmathcircle@gmail.com and we will respond as soon as we can.

 

IMPORTANT REMINDER from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA)

 

* Students Eligibility: Students must be grade 8 or below and also under 14.5 years of age on the day of the competition.

 

PERMITTED MATERIALS: During the competition, students are only allowed:

- writing utensils

- blank scratch paper

- rulers

- erasers

Prohibited materials include: calculators, smartwatches, phones, computing devices, compasses, protractors, and graph paper.

 

CHEATING

 

All cheating accusations are taken seriously by the MAA AMC office, and must be reported immediately to AMCHQ@maa.org If it is clear to the proctor from personal observation that a participant has cheated, the proctor must disqualify that participant and notify the AMC.

 

When submitting a cheating accusation It is critical to support the claim with facts or documentation. If the proctor receives an accusation or obtains indirect evidence of cheating, the proctor must immediately report all evidence of the situation to the MAA AMC Office at AMCHQ@maa.org. The MAA AMC Office will determine further action.

 

The MAA AMC Office reserves the right to disqualify scores if it determines the rules or the required security procedures were not followed.

 

Disqualified students

Scores will be removed from AMC historical data, and students will be ineligible to compete for the remainder of the competition cycle.

 

POST-COMPETITION DISCUSSION

As schools administer the competition nationwide from November 10 - 16, 2020, it is imperative problems and solutions are not discussed in any online or public forum until November 17.

 

Reproduction or dissemination via phone, email, or digital media of any type is a violation of the competition rules. Students will be disqualified.

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