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Mathematical Thinking Pretest


name: ___________________________________________ date: _____________________

1. Circle the stars below in groups of 20.

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How many groups of 20 do you have? _______________

How many stars are there all together? _______________

2. On the 100s chart below lightly color in all of the odd numbers.

 

Describe the number patterns you see. _____________________________
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3. On the 100s chart below lightly color in all of the numbers when you count by 5 (multiples of 5).

 

 

Describe the number patterns you see. _____________________________
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4. On the grid below, draw 1 shape that is symmetrical and 1 shape that is not symmetrical. Be sure you label each shape symmetrical or not symmetrical.

 

5. The people living on Fir Circle have 15 dogs, 24 cats, 8 hamsters, no goldfish, and 1 snake. Graph this information on the chart below.

 

6. Explain 2 different strategies to add the following numbers.

6 + 4 + 2

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24 + 15

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7. Explain 2 different strategies to subtract the following numbers.

9 - 5

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85 - 15

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7. How much money is shown below? _________________________

 

How much money would there be if one more quarter and one more nickel were added to this group of coins? _____________________

8. Estimate how many 100s there are all together in the following group of numbers.

125, 115, 250, 75, 285

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9. Explain how would you group the following numbers to make them easier to add together?

2, 6, 3, 8, 5, 4, 5, and 7

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10. What is 50 + 10 + 20 + 20 ? _________________________________

What is 80 - 40 - 10 ? _____________________________________

11. Circle those pictures below that show a geometric (shape) pattern.

 

Choose one of those patterns you did not circle and explain why it does not show a geometric pattern.

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12. In the space below draw one shape that shows mirror symmetry.

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13. In the space below draw one shape that shows rotational symmetry. .

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