Department of Mathematics

 AMC 8 at Western Illinois University



What is it?

The American Mathematics Contest 8 (AMC 8) is a 25 question, 40 minute multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem solving skills. Schools may register their school with AMC and administer the test. As an alternative, for students at a school which is  not  administering the test, WIU is offering to be a host site so that students who wish to take the AMC may take it here in Macomb.  Click here for the AMC8 site , where you can download the current brochure.


Who can participate?

This AMC 8 contest is for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.

When is the Contest?

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Where is the Contest?

Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL.  Morgan Hall Room 208 Campus maps Parking Services .

How to Register

(Schools may register themselves with AMC and administer the test at their own school. Schools who decide not to register directly with AMC may register through WIU.)

WIU has registered with AMC as a host site. Teachers may register their students (at no charge) using the following form (which can be mailed, USMail or E-Mail, to Jenna Casteel ( in the WIU Department of Mathematics, using the address on the form):

Teacher Registration Form

Parent Registration Form

The school district is responsible for making travel arrangements for the students.

Schools registering to take the AMC 8 at WIU will receive the following preparation/practice materials:

  • A copy of a previous AMC 8 Contest and answers.
  • Copies of coaching/practice materials.

We have pre-ordered 20 copies of the test.  Please register your students on or before Oct. 30.  On Oct. 31 we can order more copies of the test. Registrations may be accepted after Oct. 30, if we have enough tests.

AMC 8 Contest Information

AMC 8 Website  - sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America. Includes FAQ's, sample problems, and much more.

Please arrive at Morgan Hall 208 before 4:00 p.m. so that we can start on time.

Calculators are not allowed on the contest.

AMC 8 Contest Preparation Problems and Materials 

Past AMC 8: 2004 Contest2004 Solutions2005 Contest2005 Solutions
More Past AMC8 questions and solutions: 2012201120102009more.
Teacher's Manual

Sponsored by

Western Illinois University Mathematics Department  and  MAA . Contest Coordinator: James Olsen ( . Secretary handling registrations: Jenna Casteel (, (309)298-2275).


W.I.U. hosted the AMC8 competition for the first time in November 2009. It has been offered at W.I.U. annually since 2009.