It’s back to school time! These printables offer you a fun way to get to know your students while assessing their math skills in the areas of addition, subtraction, multiplication & division. Included in this pack are six “Getting to Know You Math Mystery” question sheets, six corresponding “Getting to Know You Math Mystery” answer sheets & full answer keys.
Each question sheet includes seven questions for each of the topics of addition, subtraction, & multiplication, and five division questions (plus “I can” statements) for a total of 26 questions – one for each letter of the alphabet. As these are meant to be used at the beginning of 4th grade, they assess students on their knowledge of the following 3rd grade Common Core State Standards:
Fluently multiply and divide within 100
Fluently add and subtract within 1000
Multiply one-digit whole numbers by multiples of 10
To complete the activity, provide students with one of the question sheets and the corresponding answer sheet. Students are to answer the twenty-six math questions on the question sheet. They then place the letter beside each question on the line with the correct answer for that question found on the corresponding answer sheet. Some letters may occur more than once in the answer and some may not appear at all. If done correctly, three mystery questions – for students to answer about themselves – will be revealed on the answer sheet. Not only does this allow you to get to know your new students, but it also provides you with a quick assessment of their foundational math skills.
**The mystery questions will only be correctly revealed if students are using the question & answer sheet of the same number**
These worksheets could be placed in a beginning of the year math center
or provided to students for independent math practice
Please note: Versions with Australian/Canadian/UK spelling for 5 of the 6 answer sheets are located at the end of the packet
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Thanks for looking!
- Love to Learn and Teach, 2018