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    Is Your Child Keeping Up With Their Math Skills?

    By Mathnasium | Added Feb 27, 2013

    Are your child's math skills keeping up with the academic curriculum? Math questions to assess your student's grade level.

    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)?

    For the answers, click here. Then contact your nearest Mathnasium, where we can give your student a more extensive assessment and help them catch up on skills they need, and stay ahead with skills they've already mastered!

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