Is your child being left behind in math .. and you dont know it?

Feb 26, 2022 | Red Deer


Don’t wait! Find out now, because passing grades – even As and Bs – in elementary and middle school math do not guarantee that your child has the all-around mathematical knowledge necessary for success in college/university and in life.

Our quick check-up below can give you some insight into your child’s current math abilities. If they can do these questions (at their grade level and below) mentally – without using pencil and paper – they are likely doing well but may be eager for a more challenging experience in math. If they are not, they are likely in need of extra help to fill in foundational gaps.


Quick Checkup by Grade Level

Give it a try. The results may surprise you!

First Grade          : 11 + 12 = ?

Second Grade    : 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 = ?

Third Grade        : How much is 99 plus 99 plus 99?

Fourth Grade     : Count by 1 ¾ from 0 to 7

Fifth Grade         : Which is greatest: 17/18, 23/30, or 18/19? Explain how you got your answer.

Sixth Grade        : Halfway through the second quarter, how much of the game is left?

Seventh Grade   : How much is 6 ½ % of 250?

Eighth Grade      : On a certain map, 6 centimetres represent 25 kilometres. How many kilometres do 15 centimetres represent?

Ninth Grade       : When you take 3 away from twice a number, the answer is 8. What is the number?

Functions           : What is the absolute value of the point (3, 4)?

You can find the answers & explanation here.


Observe how they solve the answer. Do they show confidence and answer it correctly, hesitant and try several times before answering it, or have no clue at all? Students who can’t handle these questions often need help beyond the classroom.


Mathnasium of Red Deer is your neighbourhood’s math-only learning centre, and we are here to help your child. Our centre director, Riwan, would be happy to meet you! We are conveniently located in the shopping destination area in Red Deer: 5250 22nd St, Unit 30 B – at the Gaetz Avenue Crossing shopping centre, in the same area as Chapters Indigo/Starbucks, Michael Arts, Petland and Ashley, and the phone number is 403-872 MATH (6284). 

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