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    Is Your Child Struggling, On Track, Or Ahead in Math?

    By Mathnasium | Added Sep 15, 2016


    Can your child answer these mental math questions? The results may surprise you!

    If they can solve problems at and above grade level, they may be ready for a challenge. If they are unable to answer questions at grade level or below, they're likely in need of extra help.


    First Grade: 11 + 12 = _______

    Second Grade: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 = ______

    Third Grade: How much is 99 plus 99 plus 99?

    Fourth Grade: Count by 13/4 from 0 to 7.

    Fifth Grade: Which is greatest: 17/18, 23/30, or 18/19? Explain how you got your answer!

    Sixth Grade: Halfway through the second quarter, how much of the game is left?

    Seventh Grade: How much is 6 1/2% of 250?

    Pre-Algebra: On a certain map, 6 inches represent 25 miles. How many miles do 15 inches represent?

    Algebra: When you take 3 away from twice a number, the answer is 8. What is the number?

    Geometry: What is the absolute value of the point (3, 4)?

    For answers and explanations, visit! How did your child do?

    Whether your child is behind, performing at grade level, or eager to get ahead, Mathnasium's personalized programs can help! Find your neighborhood Mathnasium center to get started.


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