Long Beach Middle School is pleased to congratulate four students who have excelled in the Grade 8 American Mathematics Competition. Maya Arengo, Uma Arengo, Brady Romano and Alexandra Wiesendanger were recognized for their distinguished performance on this exam, presented by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).
Uma, an eighth-grader, took first place and earned a Gold Award; an achievement that indicates her to be within the top 5 percent of nationwide AMC 8 test-takers. Brady and Alexandra are in the sixth grade and competed against students up to two years older. They demonstrated excellent mathematics skills as second place winners of Silver Awards. Eighth-grade student Maya Arengo placed third and was named winner of a Bronze Award.
Thousands of students across the country apply their problem solving-skills in the 25-question, 40-minute, multiple-choice examination in middle school mathematics each year. More than 130,000 students from more than 2,000 schools participated in the 2016 AMC 8. According to the MAA, the AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers.