Originally Posted By: Bostonian
My 8yo boy scored 16/25 on the 2011 AMC 8, a math test taken mostly by talented 7th and 8th graders, whose average score is about 11 http://amc.maa.org/amc8/2011/stats/statestatistics/_Overall/Grade_and_Gender_Average.pdf . He missed the honor roll (top 5% of scores) by one question but made the Achievement roll for grades 6 and below.

Next year I will encourage him to take the AMC 10 as well as the AMC 8.

Boston, that is a great brag and congrats to your son. Doing well on the AMC is a true achievement. The AMC8 is not a trivial test even for most adults.

Do you go to any math circles in your area?