Math Standards

Do you know what your child should be learning in math? Take our math standards quiz and see what you know.

Quiz

Do you know what your child should be learning in math? Take our math standards quiz and see what you know.

1. Should your elementary child be using a calculator when learning to solve computational problems?

  • Yes.
  • No.

2. When you talk to your second grader about being close to bedtime or making a little less noise, or being about twenty minutes late, you're reinforcing the vocabulary of what essential math skill?

  • Patterns
  • Estimation
  • Fractions

3. One elementary math standard calls for students to "develop reasonable proficiency with basic facts and algorithms." What's an algorithm?

  • A theory
  • A step-by-step problem-solving procedure
  • A recurrent series of numbers

4. The teacher draws a rectangle on the chalkboard, fills in a portion of it, and asks students, "About how much is the shaded part?" What is being explored here?

  • Fractions
  • Computation
  • Patterns

5. In the early grades, building number skills is an important priority. When should students first be exposed to geometry?

  • Elementary school
  • Middle school
  • High school

6. One of our national goals is to be "first in the world in mathematics." How have U.S. fourth graders stacked up against the rest of the world?

  • Up there with the best
  • Below average
  • Right around the middle

Your Results:

1. Should your elementary child be using a calculator when learning to solve computational problems?
Yes.

2. When you talk to your second grader about being close to bedtime or making a little less noise, or being about twenty minutes late, you're reinforcing the vocabulary of what essential math skill?
Estimation

3. One elementary math standard calls for students to "develop reasonable proficiency with basic facts and algorithms." What's an algorithm?
A step-by-step problem-solving procedure

4. The teacher draws a rectangle on the chalkboard, fills in a portion of it, and asks students, "About how much is the shaded part?" What is being explored here?
Fractions

5. In the early grades, building number skills is an important priority. When should students first be exposed to geometry?
Elementary school

6. One of our national goals is to be "first in the world in mathematics." How have U.S. fourth graders stacked up against the rest of the world?
Up there with the best

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