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American Mathematics Competition (AMC) 8

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 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.




All cheating accusations are taken seriously by the MAA AMC office, and must be reported immediately to 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 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.



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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