The students took the first addition test on Thursday. The students had 20 problems and 90 seconds to complete them. They are graded on a percentage. There will be three addition and three subtraction (which is always harder) throughout the third marking period. These are used as grades for report cards under math facts. Talk with your child about strategies to improve their performance. Skip around and remember to add the greater number first. Never worry about mistakes unless you finish all problems and have time to go back and cross out to fix. This is new. Do not worry. Look for improvement more than anything.
We also do daily timed tests to help children achieve in this area. Remind your child they are only in competition with themselves. Praise them for getting better. Home practice to build mental math skills is really beneficial.