2019 AMC8 Prep Classes

Mrs. Nal


Mrs. Nal is a nationally well known mathematics teacher focused on contest math. As a math coach, Mrs. Nal taught State and National MATHCOUNTS participants, USA(J)MO qualifiers, MOSP attendees, USAJMO winners/honorable mentions. She was the coach of the TX MATHCOUNTS Team that placed 1st at Nationals in three consecutive years, 2018, 2017 and 2016, 3rd in 2011 and 7th in 2015. In 2018 and 2017, 2 of her students were the MATHCOUNTS NATIONALS Champion and Runner-Up. In 2016, all her 4 students made top 12 in the nation.

Each year, 70-100% of the top finishers at Houston MATHCOUNTS chapter are Momentum Learning students. In 2019, 9 out of the top 10 students at Texas MATHCOUNTS State are Momentum Learning Students.

Mrs. Nal is currently coaching the Quail Valley GT Academy team who won 2015-2019 Texas State MATHCOUNTS. She is a two time recipient of the MAA’s Edyth May Sliffe Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Raytheon MathMovesU Heroes Award.

Momentum Learning is offering two AMC 8 practice sessions.

The practice session will cover efficient tricks, shortcuts, and strategies to solve AMC8 problems as well as test-taking tactics. A free mock test will be included.

Teacher: Nal, M
Tuition: $180 (Both Sessions)
Location: Sugar Land or Online

AMC8 Session 1
Date: November 1 (Friday)
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm Central Time


  • Geometry: Similarity and Area
  • Algebra: Word Problems

AMC8 Session 2
Date: November 9 (Saturday)
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm Central Time


  • Algebra/Number Theory: Algebraic Manipulations
  • Combinatorics: Counting : Casework and Probability


What is AMC8? The AMC 8 is a 25 multiple-choice question, 40 minute test for middle schoolers designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem solving skills. No problems require the use of a calculator, and their use has been banned since 2008.

The AMC 8 is scored based on the number of questions answered correctly only. There is no penalty for getting a question wrong, and each question has equal value. Thus, a student who answers 23 questions correctly and 2 questions incorrectly receives a score of 23. This is not a standardized test; i.e. no school has to take it, but some schools choose to, mainly to encourage growth in mathematics among their students.

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  • $10 discount if paid by Oct 11th, 2019.
  • Annual registration fee not required.