# Classroom Placement

## Finding Proper Placement for Your Classroom

The Math-U-See Curriculum can be used successfully in classrooms as a core curriculum or as a supplementary means to closing skill gaps. Since Math-U-See does not use traditional grade levels, students can be placed in the appropriate level based on their individual level of mastery without negatively impacting their confidence.

The placement process provides the means to assess a student’s basic computational skills and concept mastery to determine the best entry level in the Math-U-See Curriculum.

## How to Administer

Individual testing for placement is ideal, but testing can be done in a group setting if accompanied by careful observation. The instructor should document observations of finger counting, touch points, tally marks, or other counting strategies.

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## Check for Readiness

A student should meet these readiness prerequisites before taking the next step. Students must:

- Demonstrate 1–1 correspondence
- Demonstrate number recognition
- Be able to count verbally zero to nine
- Be able to write numerals zero to nine
- Be ready for formal instruction

If your student does not meet these readiness prerequisites, please contact us to discuss proper placement for your student.

##### Have questions about finding proper placement?

If you need assistance with placement or have questions about the results, please contact our Schools Team.