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The placement tests below are "end of the year" tests for Math Mammoth South African version. In other words, the tests are meant to be taken AFTER studying the particular grade.
You can also use these tests as general maths diagnostic tests, to help you find if your student has any gaps or has not learned specific topics, because the tests group the questions by topic. Just look at the test results per "sections" of similar problems (addition, multiplication, measuring, geometry, place value, problem solving). You can always email me your child's test results if in doubt.
I advise that in order to start with Math Mammoth complete curriculum for grade level X, the student should score 80% or more in the previous year's "end of year" test. Children scoring between 70 and 80% may also continue with the next grade, depending on the types of errors (careless errors or not remembering something, vs. lack of understanding). Use your judgment.
Tip: If you notice your child has problems with one or two concept areas in a particular test, but otherwise does fine, you can use Math Mammoth Blue Series books to "fill in those gaps".
You can also email me with your test results if you have trouble deciding which Blue Series book you should use for such remedial work.
Student attempted 2nd grade end-of-year test:
Add & Subtract 2-A, Add & Subtract 2-B, and half of Add & Subtract 3.
Student attempted 3rd grade end-of-year test:
(possibly Add & Subtract 2-A) Add & Subtract 2-B, Add & Subtract 3, Multiplication 1, and Division 1.
Student attempted 4th grade end-of-year test:
Add & Subtract 3, Multiplication 1, Division 1, Multiplication 2, and Division 2.
|Area of lack||Remedial book|
|Addition and subtraction facts within 0-10||Subtraction 1|
|Addition and subtraction facts within 0-18||Add & Subtract 2-A|
|Place value of tens and ones||Place Value 1|
|Place value of 3-digit numbers||Place Value 2|
|Place value of 4-digit numbers||Place Value 3|
|Mental maths - addition and subtraction strategies for 2-digit numbers||Add & Subtract 2-B|
|Mental maths - addition and subtraction strategies for 3-digit numbers||Add & Subtract 3|
|Multiplication concept, multiplication tables, or simple multiplication word problems (grade 3)||Multiplication 1|
|Multi-digit multiplication and related word problems (grades 4-5)||Multiplication 2|
|Basic division concept (single-digit divisors) and related word problems (grade 3)||Division 1|
|Long division and related word problems (grades 4-5)||Division 2|
|Reading the clock, telling time, or elapsed time||Clock|
|Counting coins, giving change, or other money concepts||South African Money|
|Any measuring-related difficulty within grades 1-3||Measuring 1|
|Geometric concepts within grades 1-3||Early Geometry|
|Geometry (grades 4-7)||Geometry 1 and Geometry 2|
|Fraction concepts within grades 2-4||Introduction to Fractions|
|Fraction topics within grades 5-6||Fractions 1 and Fractions 2|
|Basic concept of decimals (grades 3-4)||Decimals 1|
|Decimal arithmetic (grade 5)||Decimals 2|
|Ratios and proportions (grade 6)||Ratios, Proportions & Problem Solving|
|Percent (grades 5-6)||Percent|
|Integers (grades 5-6)||Integers|
|Statistics (grades 5-6)||Statistics & Probability|
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