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3 Are You Smart Enough to be a 5 th Grader Teacher?

4 1,000,000 5th Grade Topic 1 5th Grade Topic 2 4th Grade Topic 3 4th Grade Topic 4 3rd Grade Topic 5 3rd Grade Topic 6 2nd Grade Topic 7 2nd Grade Topic 8 1st Grade Topic 9 1st Grade Topic , , , ,000 50,000 25,000 10,000 5,000 2,000 1,000

5 5th Grade Topic 1 Question / Current best practices in mathematics instruction affirms which of the following? / (A)Students should be encouraged to work problems in any way that makes sense to them. / (B)Students should learn appropriate algorithms and always show their work to display proficiency. / (C)Mental math is not an important part of math class work. / (D)Pencil-and-paper drills are the most important part of math class. / Current best practices in mathematics instruction affirms which of the following? / (A)Students should be encouraged to work problems in any way that makes sense to them. / (B)Students should learn appropriate algorithms and always show their work to display proficiency. / (C)Mental math is not an important part of math class work. / (D)Pencil-and-paper drills are the most important part of math class.

6 5th Grade Topic 1 Answer / Current best practices in mathematics instruction affirms which of the following? / (A)Students should be encouraged to work problems in any way that makes sense to them. / Current best practices in mathematics instruction affirms which of the following? / (A)Students should be encouraged to work problems in any way that makes sense to them.

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8 5th Grade Topic 2 Question / All of the following are the three most common methods of doing arithmetic EXCEPT / (A) mental estimation / (B) using a calculator / (C) written calculation with paper and pencil / (D) conversion / All of the following are the three most common methods of doing arithmetic EXCEPT / (A) mental estimation / (B) using a calculator / (C) written calculation with paper and pencil / (D) conversion

9 5th Grade Topic 2 Answer / All of the following are the three most common methods of doing arithmetic EXCEPT / (D) conversion / All of the following are the three most common methods of doing arithmetic EXCEPT / (D) conversion

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11 4th Grade Topic 3 Question / All of the students in an elementary teacher’s classroom obtained stanine scores of 4s and 5s on math computation. The teacher can determine from that that her students are / (A)mostly average with some just below average in computation / (B)failing in computational abilities / (C) a little above average in computation / (D) Performing at the fourth and fifth grade levels in computation / All of the students in an elementary teacher’s classroom obtained stanine scores of 4s and 5s on math computation. The teacher can determine from that that her students are / (A)mostly average with some just below average in computation / (B)failing in computational abilities / (C) a little above average in computation / (D) Performing at the fourth and fifth grade levels in computation

12 4th Grade Topic 3 Answer / All of the students in an elementary teacher’s classroom obtained stanine scores of 4s and 5s on math computation. The teacher can determine from that that her students are / (A)mostly average with some just below average in computation / All of the students in an elementary teacher’s classroom obtained stanine scores of 4s and 5s on math computation. The teacher can determine from that that her students are / (A)mostly average with some just below average in computation

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14 4th Grade Topic 4 Question / In order for students to truly learn mathematics, the most effective way for the teacher to structure the math period is to / (A)have students spend all their time on computation / (B)have students spend all their time on word problems and applications / (C)have students spend half their time on computation and half their time on application of math in real life / (D)have students complete every page in their workbooks / In order for students to truly learn mathematics, the most effective way for the teacher to structure the math period is to / (A)have students spend all their time on computation / (B)have students spend all their time on word problems and applications / (C)have students spend half their time on computation and half their time on application of math in real life / (D)have students complete every page in their workbooks

15 4th Grade Topic 4 Answer / In order for students to truly learn mathematics, the most effective way for the teacher to structure the math period is to / (C)have students spend half their time on computation and half their time on application of math in real life / In order for students to truly learn mathematics, the most effective way for the teacher to structure the math period is to / (C)have students spend half their time on computation and half their time on application of math in real life

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17 3rd Grade Topic 5 Question / If a student is told to add 328 to 527, and he answers 845, this is because he / (A) borrowed incorrectly / (B) failed to carry properly / (C)used the wrong operation / (D)does not know how to do subtraction / If a student is told to add 328 to 527, and he answers 845, this is because he / (A) borrowed incorrectly / (B) failed to carry properly / (C)used the wrong operation / (D)does not know how to do subtraction

18 3rd Grade Topic 5 Answer / If a student is told to add 328 to 527, and he answers 845, this is because he / (B) failed to carry properly / If a student is told to add 328 to 527, and he answers 845, this is because he / (B) failed to carry properly

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20 3rd Grade Topic 6 Question / The word algorithm means / (A) higher level algebra / (B) a plan for solving a problem / (C)geometric proportions / (D)using a graphing calculator / The word algorithm means / (A) higher level algebra / (B) a plan for solving a problem / (C)geometric proportions / (D)using a graphing calculator

21 3rd Grade Topic 6 Answer / The word algorithm means / (B) a plan for solving a problem / The word algorithm means / (B) a plan for solving a problem

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23 2nd Grade Topic 7 Question / The most common mistake an elementary child makes when doing arithmetic problems is / (A) being illogical in their logic / (B) applying the wrong problem- solving method / (C)having trouble applying the answer to real life / (D)performing computational errors / The most common mistake an elementary child makes when doing arithmetic problems is / (A) being illogical in their logic / (B) applying the wrong problem- solving method / (C)having trouble applying the answer to real life / (D)performing computational errors

24 2nd Grade Topic 7 Answer / The most common mistake an elementary child makes when doing arithmetic problems is / (D)performing computational errors / The most common mistake an elementary child makes when doing arithmetic problems is / (D)performing computational errors

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26 2nd Grade Topic 8 Question / When students are given the chance to use manipulatives to do problems instead of doing them on paper, the result is / (A) they are more likely to get the answer wrong / (B) they are more likely to get the answer right / (C) they enjoy the process less / (D) they do not stay on task / When students are given the chance to use manipulatives to do problems instead of doing them on paper, the result is / (A) they are more likely to get the answer wrong / (B) they are more likely to get the answer right / (C) they enjoy the process less / (D) they do not stay on task

27 2nd Grade Topic 8 Answer / When students are given the chance to use manipulatives to do problems instead of doing them on paper, the result is / (B) they are more likely to get the answer right / When students are given the chance to use manipulatives to do problems instead of doing them on paper, the result is / (B) they are more likely to get the answer right

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29 1st Grade Topic 9 Question / According to research done on children in the primary grades, the mistakes children make in arithmetic / (A)differ greatly from class to class and year to year / (B) are random / (C)are remarkably consistent in nature / (D)cannot be identified / According to research done on children in the primary grades, the mistakes children make in arithmetic / (A)differ greatly from class to class and year to year / (B) are random / (C)are remarkably consistent in nature / (D)cannot be identified

30 1st Grade Topic 9 Answer / According to research done on children in the primary grades, the mistakes children make in arithmetic / (C)are remarkably consistent in nature / According to research done on children in the primary grades, the mistakes children make in arithmetic / (C)are remarkably consistent in nature

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32 1st Grade Topic 10 Question / When a teacher is drawing conclusions about a primary student’s math ability based on standardized test results, she should use caution because / (A)very little research has been done on primary grade children / (B)the population on which these tests are standardized are older children, not primary grade children / (C)the current standardized tests are invalid : in the skills they test / (D)children of this age change so rapidly that scores on a single test may not reflect a student’s ability / When a teacher is drawing conclusions about a primary student’s math ability based on standardized test results, she should use caution because / (A)very little research has been done on primary grade children / (B)the population on which these tests are standardized are older children, not primary grade children / (C)the current standardized tests are invalid : in the skills they test / (D)children of this age change so rapidly that scores on a single test may not reflect a student’s ability

33 1st Grade Topic 10 Answer / When a teacher is drawing conclusions about a primary student’s math ability based on standardized test results, she should use caution because / ( (D)children of this age change so rapidly that scores on a single test may not reflect a student’s ability / When a teacher is drawing conclusions about a primary student’s math ability based on standardized test results, she should use caution because / ( (D)children of this age change so rapidly that scores on a single test may not reflect a student’s ability

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35 Million Dollar Question Grade Level Topic 11 / The most common borrowing problems students have involve / (A) numbers in the millions / (B) the numeral zero / (C) failure to carry properly / (D) the numerals 6 and 9 / The most common borrowing problems students have involve / (A) numbers in the millions / (B) the numeral zero / (C) failure to carry properly / (D) the numerals 6 and 9

36 1,000,000 Question / NCTM is what type of organization? / (A) government agency / (B) A non-profit professional organization / (C) A for-profit organization of teachers and principals / (D) A federal program developed by Congress to promote math education / NCTM is what type of organization? / (A) government agency / (B) A non-profit professional organization / (C) A for-profit organization of teachers and principals / (D) A federal program developed by Congress to promote math education

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