I had a couple of things going on today and just asked the kids to work through an AMC 8 rather than doing a longer project. Each had one problem that gave them some trouble, so we turned those problems into a short discussion.
Here’s the first problem – this one gave my younger son some trouble – it is #21 from the 1992 AMC 8:
Here’s our discussion of the problem:
Here’s the 2nd problem – it is problem #24 from the 1999 AMC 8.
There’s some questionable advice from me and also some terrible camera work, but it was a nice discussion!
I like using the AMC problem to help the kids see a wide variety of accessible mathematical ideas. Despite being in a bit of a rush today, this was a fun project.