The Math Counts program is a school-wide program to promote mastery in a variety of math skills. Students pass tests according to grade level to earn awards. Milestones for each grade are summarized.
Goals By Grade Level
1st Grade Goals
Level 1: 1/4 page addition 0-6 in one minute to earn a certificate and magnet
Level 2: 1/2 page addition 0-10 in two minutes to earn a pencil and eraser
Level 3: 1/4 page subtraction 0-6 in one minute to earn a free ice cream
Level 4: 1/2 page addition 1-18 in two minutes to earn a bendable toy
Level 5: Full page addition to 19 and subtraction to 6 in four minutes to earn a T-shirt
2nd Grade Goals
Level 1: 1/2 page addition facts 0-9 in two minutes to earn a certificate award with seal
Level 2: 1/2 page subtraction facts 0-9 in two minutes to earn seal on certificate and pencil with eraser
Level 3: 1/2 page addition facts 0-18 in two minutes to earn a seal on certificate and blow pop
Level 4: 1/2 page subtraction facts 0-18 in two minutes to earn seal on certificate and a free ice cream
Level 5: Full page (60 facts) addition and subtraction 0-18 in four minutes. Students can miss no more than 2 of 60 facts to earn a Math Counts T-shirt
3rd Grade Goals
- Level 1: Series of 1 minute tests for each multiplication table (0s – 10s). Each test consists of facts 0-12 for each number. Students must pass each test with 100% accuracy. Student earns a certificate after successfully completing tables through ten.
- Level 2: Series of 1 minute test for tables eleven and twelve. Students must pass each test with 100% accuracy.
- Level 3: Mastery Multiplication Test with 100 problems in 5 minutes with at least 95% correct – Student earns a Math Counts T-shirt that will be awarded at a school wide assembly.
Level 4: Series of 1 minute tests on each group of division facts through 12s. Students must pass each test with 100% accuracy.
Level 5: Mastery Division Test with 100 problems in 5 minutes with at least 95% correct
Level 6: Roman Numerals 1- 100 with at least 95% accuracy
Level 7: Tables of Measures with 95% accuracy
Level 8: Multi step problem solving involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with 95% accuracy
4th Grade Goals
Level 1: 20 addition problems in 1 minute
Level 2: 20 subtraction problems in 1 minute to receive a certificate
Level 3: 20 multiplication problems in 1 minute to earn a Gold Star on Certificate
Level 4: 20 division problems in 1 minute to earn a Math Counts T-shirt
After earning a T-shirt students can proceed to division facts and earn prizes If students pass the Division Mastery, they begin learning States & Capitals and Presidents.
5th Grade Goals
Level 1: Timed. Mastery of multiplication, missing factor test. Certificate is placed outside classroom door as students complete this level.
Level 2: Not Timed. Mastery of two digit multiplication and long division with whole numbers and decimals. Students will earn a seal on their certificate and the student’s name will be placed on a bulletin board.
Level 3: Not Timed. Successfully complete math test covering all fifth grade standards. Students completing this level will earn a Math Counts t-shirt.