Contest Math 8 offers a full year of contest preparation to help students succeed at top math contests. It is the third level of our middle school contest series.
Live instructors build the fundamentals of geometry for veterans of competitions like MATHCOUNTS and AMC 8 and prepare them to face the challenges of national math contests like AMC 10 and AMC 12.
Contest Math 8: Introduction to Geometry
Choose the right level
Students who complete Contest Math 7B are ready for Contest Math 8. Similar to Honors Math 8: Intro to Geometry, this course takes conceptual understanding to the next level — while also integrating a special focus on highly challenging problems and practice contests for students who want to participate in math competitions.
To determine if your student is ready for this course or others at the Virtual Campus, learn more here.
Our expert instructors use Art of Problem Solving curriculum to teach Contest Math 8: Intro to Geometry. AoPS curriculum is a much broader and deeper exploration of challenging mathematics than a typical math curriculum, preparing students for success at top universities and in competitive careers.
Contest Math 8
In this course, students learn the fundamentals of geometry, including the study of angles, triangle similarity and congruence, special quadrilaterals, polygons, the art of angle chasing, power of a point, three-dimensional geometry, transformations, analytic geometry, basic trigonometry, geometric proof, and more. Students are further challenged by contest problems that incorporate multiple concepts and skills, and sometimes require out-of-the-box thinking.
Our instructors hold classes virtually, in a small-sized (10-16 students) videoconferencing classroom.
Homework and exams
There are about 2 to 3 hours of homework each week. There are two timed exams in Weeks 18 and 36, as well as practice contests spread across the lessons.
Drop and refund policies
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The course runs for 36 weeks with one 120-minute lesson per week.