The Number Devil
A mathematical adventure
by Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Recommended reading age: 10-13 years
Lexile measure: 580
The prestigious 8th Grade American Math Competitions (AMC) are targeted towards 13 to 14 year olds. Yet since 2020 summer, Lighthouse's 10-year-old campers have embarked on a mathematical journey to approach and solve AMC-8 problems! Why do we offer a class that is so advanced for the students' age level? What is so important about learning 8th-grade math?