# Math-U-See Placement Tests

### Maths Australiaâ€™s exclusiveplacement tests help tailor the Math-U-See program to suit each studentâ€™s journey to maths mastery.

#### Math-U-See placement tests allow you to:

• identify a studentâ€™s current level of maths mastery
• select the right level for each student to begin the Math-U-See program
• discover any gaps in their understanding to help plan additional support as they progress.

## Step 2Open the Alpha Placement Test

If the student is finger counting, can recognise, read, and write the numbers 0-10, begin with the Alpha Placement Test hereâ€¦.if theyâ€™re not ready for this, start with Primer.

## Step 3

Progress through each Placement Test until the student begins to struggle or shows signs of not understanding the questions.

## Step 4

When the student scores less than 90% correct on a test, stop. This marks their current level of maths mastery. This will be the right level for them to begin the Math-U-See program. i.e. score below 90% on the Gamma placement test = begin Math-U-See at the Gamma level.

Please note: If the student is finger or unit counting, they will need to commence Math-U-See at Alpha Level, irrespective of their age. This is the first level of maths that must be mastered. If you have any questions about administering or interpreting Math-U-See placement tests, please contact us directly.

## Students who are ready for Alpha

• can accurately count up to 9
• can associate a number with a given quantity of objects
• can write the numerals 0 to 9
• can engage in a lesson with an instructor for about 15 minutes
• can work to commit addition and subtraction facts to memory
• can persevere at a task until new skills are mastered

## Students who are ready for Beta

• can count by tens
• can begin at any number and count to 100
• can write any number between 0 and 999
• can recall the addition and subtraction facts from memory
• can use place value to identify the digits that represent units, tens, and hundreds
• can write a mathematical expression (number sentence) to represent a word problem
• can solve for an unknown in a simple addition or subtraction equation

## Students who are ready for Gamma

• can read and write numbers through the hundred thousands
• can count by twos, fives, and tens
• can recall addition and subtraction facts from memory
• can add and subtract multiple-digit numbers, using regrouping (carrying or borrowing) as needed

## Students who are ready for Delta

• can comfortably add or subtract multiple-digit numbers, using regrouping as needed
• can recall single-digit multiplication facts from memory
• can demonstrate a multiplication problem by building or drawing a rectangle
• can list the multiplication facts of a given number
• can solve for an unknown factor
• can write a subtraction equation (number sentence) to solve a word problem
• can write a multiplication equation (number sentence) to solve a word problem

## Students who are ready for Epsilon

• can comfortably add or subtract multiple-digit numbers, using regrouping as necessary
• can demonstrate a division problem by drawing a diagram
• can give the quotients for single-digit division facts from memory
• can comfortably multiply multiple-digit numbers, regrouping as necessary
• can comfortably divide multiple-digit numbers with remainders
• can determine and apply the operation(s) needed to solve a word problem

## Students who are ready for Zeta

• can competently add, subtract, multiply, and divide multiple-digit whole numbers
• can competently add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions
• can competently add, subtract, multiply, and divide mixed numbers
• can determine and apply the operation(s) necessary to solve a word problem with whole numbers or fractions

## Students who are ready for Pre-Algebra

• can easily add, subtract, multiply, and divide multiple-digit whole numbers
• can proficiently add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions
• can proficiently add, subtract, multiply, and divide mixed numbers
• can proficiently add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimal numbers
• can convert between a fraction, decimal, and percent
• can determine and apply the operation(s) necessary to solve a word problem with whole numbers, fractions, or decimals

## Students who are ready for Algebra 1

• can proficiently add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, mixed numbers, and decimals
• can convert between a fraction, decimal, and percent
• can solve one-step equations
• can plot points on a number line and coordinate grid
• can perform operations with integers
• can write an algebraic expression to solve a word problem

## Students who are ready for Geometry

• have successfully completed Pre-Algebra
• have successfully completed Algebra 1

## Students who are ready for Algebra 2

• have successfully completed Algebra 1

## Students who are ready for Pre-Calculus

• have successfully completed Algebra 2

## Students who are ready for Calculus

• have successfully completed Pre-Calculus