We survived NECAP testing last week! I couldn’t be prouder of your children!!!! They worked very hard through two 90 minute test sessions three days in a row. Before we began testing, I interviewed a few kids and asked them, “What’s important to remember about the NECAP tests?” Their responses were very interesting!
I snapped some photos on the first day of testing and created a slide show. We made sure we were prepared each day by getting a lot of sleep, having a positive attitude, and eating a healthy breakfast and snack before the test.
We have a math test tomorrow for unit 1. Today we completed a review in class of the material on tomorrow’s test. We discussed that to prepare for a math test, we need to PRACTICE. Students have the OPPORTUNITY to practice for their test and earn bonus points (5 points!). They have two options to practice:
1. Make a practice test with 20 problems (Must contain a variety of problems). The mathboxes and journal pages are a great place to find math problems for a practice test. Students must complete the practice test and return it tomorrow to recieve the bonus points.
2. Play Jeopardy and keep track of your work on a 4×4 grid. You may get an error message about “macros” and “viruses” . . . this file DOES NOT have a virus, so please ignore the message.
Students also need to be fluent on their addition and subtraction. Fluent means that your child can complete 20 problem in one minute or less. To practice for this students can visit this site: TIMED MATH FACTS to practice.
We have finished unit 5, and it’s time to practice for our test tomorrow! Students that make a practice test or complete the Jeopardy game will earn an EXTRA 5 points on their test!! Remember that once you open the Powerpoint presentation . . . you need to play the SLIDESHOW to play the game.
We have our unit 3 assessment tomorrow. I have posted TWO jeopardy games to practice for our test. The first one is for most students and covers the difficulty level the unit test will cover. The second one is more challenging and is suitable for students who sit at tables 5 or 6 during math. Practicing is the best way for your child to prepare for a math test and games are a great way to practice!