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.*

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 follow simple directions
- 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

Approximate time required:

20 minutes online with student

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

Approximate time required:

20 minutes online with student

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

Approximate time required:

20 minutes for student to complete paper test

20 minutes with student online

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

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

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

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

Approximate time required:

30 minutes for student to complete paper test

20 minutes with student online

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

Approximate time required:

30 minutes for student to complete paper test

30 minutes with student online

Students who are ready for *Geometry* have successfully completed *Pre-Algebra* (generally an eighth-grade math course). It is highly recommended that *Algebra 1* be completed as well.

Approximate time required:

30 minutes for student to complete paper test

30 minutes with student online

Students who are ready for *Algebra 2* have successfully completed *Algebra 1*.

Approximate time required:

30 minutes for student to complete paper test

30 minutes with student online

Students who are ready for *PreCalculus* have successfully completed *Algebra 1*, *Geometry*, and *Algebra 2*.

30 minutes for student to complete paper test

30 minutes with student online

Students who are ready for *Calculus* have successfully completed *Algebra 1*, *Algebra 2*, *Geometry*, and *PreCalculus* (Trigonometry/Advanced Math).

30 minutes for student to complete paper test

30 minutes with student online