The best way to improve math skills is to Practice!
1. To be good you have to practice. Get a copy of a math book at your child's grade level and practice speed & accuracy. Your child will need a dry erase board and maker. Practice by giving problems with a time for completion. Require your child to work problems on the dry erase board.
2. Review the standards for each grade. A copy of all standards are availble (Click Standards to left).
3. Do a lot of problems. The more you do, the better you will get.
4. Mastery of multiplication tables will be key especially for grades 3rd-6th. Speed & Acuracy. Word problems include caculations that will call on this skill.
5. At the competition, students will get problems on a sheet and will work only one problem at a time. Students, however, will not know which question to work until the Moderator specifies the problem and work time (approximately 2-3 minutes for each problem. Some problems will be given more time because of difficulty level).
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Note: For competitions before Jan. 2018, we will use standards of prior grade to be fair to students.