#### Quiz

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

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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