Readiness Assessments


These assessments are designed to help you determine whether your student is ready to begin the indicated level.

Read through the descriptions below.

Find the level that most closely matches your student’s math ability. Then click on the level for the Readiness Assessment.

IMPORTANT: Be sure you have at least an hour of uninterrupted time to spend with your student before beginning each test.
Please note that Math-U-See will not keep student information or test results.

Delta

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

Approximate time required:
20 minutes for student to complete paper test
20 minutes with student online

Epsilon

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

Approximate time required:
20 minutes for student to complete paper test
20 minutes with student online

Zeta

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

Approximate time required:
30 minutes for student to complete paper test
20 minutes with student online

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