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When your student has completed his work on paper, come back to the computer to complete the rest of the assessment.
Use this tool as an opportunity to help you determine your student’s understanding of the concepts.
For each problem, first check to see if the student answered it correctly. Then ask your student to explain to you how he arrived at each of his answers, or “teach back” the solution. Based on your student’s response, choose the statement(s) that most accurately describe how your student solved the problem. (IMPORTANT: Several of the questions require multiple responses. Be sure to mark ALL appropriate responses.)
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Your student’s performance indicates that he would be more successful in Alpha or Beta. Here are some additional steps you can take.
Your student’s performance indicates that he may be ready for Gamma. Here are some additional steps you should take.
Your student is ready for Gamma. Please be aware that the following skills were taught in previous levels of Math-U-See and will be reviewed in Gamma. You will want to make sure your student has mastered these skills before beginning:
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CORRECT ANSWER: 433
Click the button next to the sentence(s) that best describes your student’s response. CLICK ALL THAT APPLY.
CORRECT ANSWER: 136 + 297 = 433
Students working in Gamma should be able to add three-digit numbers. They should also be able to describe the process of regrouping.
SKILL: Solve a three-digit addition problem that requires regrouping.
CORRECT ANSWER: 136 + 297 = 433
Students working in Gamma should be able to add three-digit numbers. They should also be able to describe the process of regrouping.
SKILL: Solve a three-digit addition problem that requires regrouping.
CORRECT ANSWER: 97
Click the button next to the sentence(s) that best describes your student’s response. CLICK ALL THAT APPLY.
CORRECT ANSWER: 17 + 36 + 44 = 97
Students should be able to perform column addition.
SKILL: Solve a column addition problem wit up to three addends.
CORRECT ANSWER: 17 + 36 + 44 = 97
Students should be able to perform column addition.
SKILL: Solve a column addition problem wit up to three addends.
CORRECT ANSWER: 12<15 or 15>12
Click on the button next to the sentence(s) that best describes your student’s response. CLICK ALL THAT APPLY.
CORRECT ANSWER: 12<15 or 15>12
Students should be able to use inequality symbols to indicate greater or lesser numbers.
SKILL: Use inequality symbols to indicate greater or lesser numbers.
CORRECT ANSWER: 12<15 or 15>12
Students should be able to use inequality symbols to indicate greater or lesser numbers.
SKILL: Use inequality symbols to indicate greater or lesser numbers.
CORRECT ANSWER: 34 – 16 = 18; 16 + 18 = 34
Click on the button next to the sentence(s) that best describes your student’s response. CLICK ALL THAT APPLY.
POSSIBLE CORRECT ANSWERS: 34 – 16 = 18;16 + 18 = 34
The student should have written a number sentence to represent the word problem. Most students will represent the question with a subtraction equation, but it could also be represented as an addition problem.
SKILL: Write a number sentence to represent a word problem and solve.
POSSIBLE CORRECT ANSWERS: 34 – 16 = 18;16 + 18 = 34
The student should have written a number sentence to represent the word problem. Most students will represent the question with a subtraction equation, but it could also be represented as an addition problem.
SKILL: Write a number sentence to represent a word problem and solve.
CORRECT ANSWER: 269
Click on the button next to the sentence(s) that best describes your student’s response. CLICK ALL THAT APPLY.
CORRECT ANSWER: 400 – 131 = 269
Students working inGammashould be able to subtract three-digit numbers. They should also be able to describe the process of regrouping.
SKILL: Solve a three-digit subtraction problem that requires regrouping.
CORRECT ANSWER: 400 – 131 = 269
Students working inGammashould be able to subtract three-digit numbers. They should also be able to describe the process of regrouping.
SKILL: Solve a three-digit subtraction problem that requires regrouping.
Now have your student complete the following two tasks.
Say: “Find the blank for number 6. Write this number on your paper: two thousand one hundred five.” You may repeat the number if the student needs to hear it again.
After your student has finished, ask him to explain how he decided to write the number. Click the buttons next to all the sentences that describe the student’s response.
CORRECT ANSWER: 2,015
The student should be able to write numbers accurately up to 9,999. An understanding of place-value enables students to place the zero correctly in greater numbers.
SKILL: Write a four-digit number accurately
CORRECT ANSWER: 2,015
The student should be able to write numbers accurately up to 9,999. An understanding of place-value enables students to place the zero correctly in greater numbers.
SKILL: Write a four-digit number accurately
Say: “Find the blank for number 7. Write this number on your paper: nine thousand thirty-six.” You may repeat the number if the student needs to hear it again.
After your student has finished, ask him to explain how he decided to write the number. Click the buttons next to all the sentences that describe the student’s response.
CORRECT ANSWER: 9,036
The student should be able to write numbers accurately up to 9,999. An understanding of place-value enables students to correctly place the zero in greater numbers.
SKILL: Write a four-digit number accurately.
CORRECT ANSWER: 9,036
The student should be able to write numbers accurately up to 9,999. An understanding of place-value enables students to correctly place the zero in greater numbers.
SKILL: Write a four-digit number accurately.
Now have your student complete the following three tasks, without looking at the computer.
Say: “Count aloud by tens to 100.”
After your student has counted, click the button next to the sentence that best describes your student’s response.
CORRECT ANSWER: 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100
Counting by tens demonstrates understanding of place value and patterns in numbers.
SKILL: Count by 10s to 100.
CORRECT ANSWER: 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100
Counting by tens demonstrates understanding of place value and patterns in numbers.
SKILL: Count by 10s to 100.
Say:”Count aloud by fives to 50.”
After your student has counted, click the button next to the sentence that best describes your student’s response.
CORRECT ANSWER: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50
Students should be able to count confidently by 5s to 50.
SKILL: Count by fives to 50.
CORRECT ANSWER: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50
Students should be able to count confidently by 5s to 50.
SKILL: Count by fives to 50.
Say: “Count aloud by twos to 20.”
After your student has counted, click the button next to the sentence that best describes your student’s response.
CORRECT ANSWER: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20
Students should be able to count confidently by 2s to 20.
SKILL: Count by 2s to 20.
CORRECT ANSWER: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20
Students should be able to count confidently by 2s to 20.
SKILL: Count by 2s to 20.
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Was the student able to stay engaged long enough to answer the questions on this page without frustration?
A student who has mastered the prerequisite concepts should be able to complete the written assessment in about 20 minutes.
A student who has mastered the prerequisite concepts should be able to complete the written assessment in about 20 minutes.