Basic Arithmetic + - x ÷


Between kindergarten to early elementary/primary school, the child learns about basic arithmetic. MathSloth's arithmetic practices + - x ÷ are designed to assess your child's grasp of basic arithmetic before they learn to apply basic arithmetic to solve problems. These are basic, but nonetheless important, assessments that affirms your child's ability to handle arithmetic operations for numbers from 0 to 50.

Difficulty Levels. For each arithmetic practice series, we have designed 6 levels of difficulty. For addition and subtraction, we first assess the child for adding operations involving numbers 0 to 10, progressively increasing the number ceiling to 15, 20, 30, 40 and finally to 50. For multiplication and division, our progression starts with 5 (instead of 10), followed by 10, 15, 20, 25 and a wider jump to 50. From empirical tests in classroom environment, we observed that having tighter assessment ceilings in the initial difficulty levels (10, 15, 20 for addition/subtraction and 5, 10, 15 for multiplication/division) allows for a smoother assessment pace and builds confidence for your child.


Arrangement of Response Terms. Children are initially assessed on three-term A + B = _ type questions. Progressively, over later levels, MathSloth will further introduce four-term questions A + B + C = _ as well as questions where the position of the response term is variable, for example, 3 + _ + 9 = 20 or _ x 9 = 54.

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