# Number Sense Blog

By Mathnasium | Added Feb 27, 2013

Do you know where your child is... in math? As parents, we don't always know if our kids' math skills are keeping up with the academic curriculum. Mathnasium can help with the following short math skills assessment.

When students can do these questions (at their grade level and below), mentally - without using pencil and paper - they are likely doing well. For students who can't handle these questions, this is a warning sign. Very often they need help outside of the classroom. Students who can do the questions at and above their grade level may need a more challenging experience.

See how well your child answers these questions. The results may surprise you!

 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 1 3/4 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)?

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