NJ ASK Grade 4 Mathematics, 2nd Edition (REA) - Ready, Set, Go!

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REA’s Ready, Set, Go! NJ ASK Grade 4 Mathematics Test Prep
Gets New Jersey Students Ready for the Math Exam!

REA’s NJ ASK 4 Mathematics test prep takes the confusion out of math and helps fourth graders succeed on the NJ ASK!

All fourth grade students in New Jersey are required to pass the NJ ASK (Assessment of Skills and Knowledge) Grade 4 Mathematics assessment test. This revised edition of our popular test ...

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Overview

REA’s Ready, Set, Go! NJ ASK Grade 4 Mathematics Test Prep
Gets New Jersey Students Ready for the Math Exam!

REA’s NJ ASK 4 Mathematics test prep takes the confusion out of math and helps fourth graders succeed on the NJ ASK!

All fourth grade students in New Jersey are required to pass the NJ ASK (Assessment of Skills and Knowledge) Grade 4 Mathematics assessment test. This revised edition of our popular test prep is fully aligned with the core curriculum standards of the New Jersey Department of Education and gives fourth graders all the information they need to succeed on this important high-stakes exam.

What makes REA’s test preps different? For starters, students will actually like using them. Here’s why:
* Math is explained in simple language, in an easy-to-follow style
* The test prep allows students to learn at their own pace and master the subject
* Student-friendly lessons break down the material into the basics
* Each lesson is fully devoted to a key math concept and includes step-by-step examples
* Paced instruction with drills and quizzes reinforces learning
* Color icons highlight important questions and study tips
* Includes two full-length practice tests with detailed explanations of answers that allow students to test their knowledge and focus on areas in need of improvement
* Test-taking tips and strategies give students added confidence and ease anxiety before the exam

Math topics covered include: numerical operations, lines & shapes, estimation, measurement, understanding patterns, data analysis & probability.

When students apply the skills they’ve mastered in this test prep, they can do better in class, raise their grades, and score higher on the NJ ASK.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738608167
  • Publisher: Research & Education Association
  • Publication date: 1/12/2010
  • Series: New Jersey ASK Test Preparation
  • Edition description: Second, Ready, Set, Go!
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 85,184
  • Age range: 9 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Founded in 1959, Research & Education Association is dedicated to producing the finest and most effective digital and print materials in educational publishing, including some of America’s most popular test preps and study aids. REA’s wide-ranging catalog is a leading resource for teachers, students, and professionals.

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Introduction 

Welcome to an Educational Adventure 
The New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge, or NJ ASK, is the
Garden State’s answer to the federal No Child Left Behind Act, which
requires that states use standards-based testing to ensure that students are
picking up the skills and knowledge necessary for academic success.

We at REA believe that a friendly, hands-on introduction and preparation
for the test are keys to creating a successful testing experience. REA’s NJ ASK
books offer these key features:

Clearly identified book activities
Contextual illustrations
Easy-to-follow lessons
Step-by-step examples
Tips for solving problems tailored for the proper grade level
Exercises to sharpen skills
Real practice

 
Below is helpful information for students, parents, and teachers concerning
the NJ ASK and test taking in general. Organized practice is itself a prime
skill for young students to master, because it will help set the tone for
success long into the future as their educational adventure continues. It is
REA’s sincere hope that this book—by providing relevant, standards-based
practice—can become an integral part of that adventure.

 
What is the NJ ASK? 
The New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge is a standards-based
assessment used in New Jersey’s public schools. Performance on the NJ ASK
test equates not with the grades students receives for teacher-assigned
work but rather with proficiency measures pegged to how well students are
acquiring the knowledge and skills outlined in the state’s Core Curriculum
Content Standards. Those proficiency measures fall into three broad
categories, or bands: “partially proficient,” “proficient,” and “advanced
proficient.” 
 

When is the NJ ASK given? 
The test is administered in early spring. Grade 4 students take the NJ ASK
Mathematics on two days. Testing on Day One is 63 minutes; on Day Two
testing is 68 minutes. This does not include time to distribute materials, read
directions, and take breaks. 
 

What is the format of the NJ ASK? 
The NJ ASK has two types of questions: multiple-choice and open ended.
With multiple choice, students are asked to choose the correct answer out of
four. With open-ended questions, children answer with written responses in
their own words. Each test section is timed, and students may not proceed
to the next section until time for the current section has expired. If students
have not finished a section when time runs out, they must stop and put
down their pencils. There are clear directions throughout the test. 
 

Understanding the NJ ASK and This Book

Students:
This book was specially written and designed to make test practice easy
and fruitful for you. Our practice tests are very much like the actual NJ ASK
tests, and our review is fi lled with illustrations, drills, exercises, and practice
questions to help you become familiar with the testing environment and to
retain information about key topics. 
 

Parents: 
The NJ ASK and other state assessment tests are designed to give you and
the school information about how well your children are achieving in the
areas required by New Jersey’s Core Curriculum Content Standards, which
describe what students should know at the end of certain grades. This book
helps your children to review and prepare effectively and positively for the
NJ ASK in Mathematics. 
 

Teachers: 
When you introduce your students to the test-taking environment and the
demands of the NJ ASK tests, you can use our authoritative book in your
classroom for planned, guided instruction and practice testing. Effective
preparation means better test scores! 

 

Where can I obtain more information about the NJ ASK? 
For more information about the NJ ASK, contact the State Department of
Education or Measurement, Inc.: 
www.state.nj.us/education/assessment 
www.measinc.com/njask 

Office of Evaluation and Assessment
Telephone: 609-292-4469
Mailing address:
New Jersey Department of Education 
PO Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500

For more information on the National Assessment of Educational Process:
(NAEP) Mathematics Frameworks: 
http://nagb.org/publications/frameworks.htm 

Test Accommodations and Special Situations 
Every effort is made to provide a level playing field for students with
disabilities who are taking the NJ ASK. Most students with educational
disabilities and most students whose English language skills are limited
take the standard NJ ASK. Students with disabilities will be working toward
achieving the standards at whatever level is appropriate for them. Supports
such as large-print type are available for students who have a current
Individualized Education Program (IEP) or who have plans required under
Section 504 or who use these supports and accommodations during other
classroom testing. 

If the IEP team decides that a student will not take the NJ ASK in Language
Arts Literacy, Mathematics, and/or Science, the child will take the Alternate
Proficiency Assessment (APA). 

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Table of Contents

Contents
About REA 
Acknowledgments 
Introduction
Welcome to An Educational Adventure 
What is the NJ ASK?
When is the NJ ASK Given?
What is the format of the NJ ASK?
Understanding the NJ ASK and This Book
Where Can I Obtain More Information About the NJ ASK? 
Test Accommodations and Special Situations
Tips for Test Taking
Core Curriculum Content Standards in Mathematics
 

Chapter 1: Number Sense
Whole Numbers
Practice 1: Whole Numbers and Place Value
Fractions
Practice 2: Fractions
Decimals
Practice 3: Decimals
Negative Numbers
Practice 4: Negative Numbers 
End-of-Chapter Practice Problems
 
 
Chapter 2: Numerical Operations
Adding and Subtracting Numbers
Practice 5: Adding and Subtracting Numbers
Multiplying and Dividing Numbers
Practice 6: Multiplying and Dividing Numbers 
Counting Money
Practice 7: Counting Money
End-of-Chapter Practice Problems
 
Chapter 3: Estimation
Rounding
Estimating Addition Practice 8: Estimating Addition
Estimating Subtraction
Practice 9: Estimating Subtraction
Estimating Multiplication
Practice 10: Estimating Multiplication
Estimating Division
Practice 11: Estimating Division
End-of-Chapter Practice Problems

Chapter 4: All About Lines and Shapes 
Lines
Practice 12: Lines
Angles
Practice 13: Angles 
Two-Dimensional Shapes
Practice 14: Two-Dimensional Shapes
Three-Dimensional Shapes 
Practice 15: Three-Dimensional Shapes
Lines of Symmetry
Practice 16: Lines of Symmetry
Congruent Shapes
Practice 17: Congruent Shapes
Moving Shapes
Tessellations
Practice 18: Moving Shapes
Coordinate Grids
Practice 19: Coordinate Grids
End-of-Chapter Practice Problems

Chapter 5: Measurement
Length (U.S. Customary Units)
Length (Metric System)
Practice 20: Length
Weight (U.S. Customary Units)
Weight (Metric System)
Practice 21: Weight
Capacity (U.S. Customary Units)
Capacity (Metric System)
Practice 22: Capacity
Volume
Perimeter
Area
Practice 23: Perimeter and Area 
Measuring Time
Practice 24: Measuring Time
End-of-Chapter Practice Problems

Chapter 6: Understanding Patterns
Patterns
Practice 25: Patterns 
Function Machines
Practice 26: Function Machines
Input/Output Tables and T-Charts
Practice 27: Input/Output Tables and T-Charts
Other Kinds of Patterns
Practice 28: Other Kinds of Patterns
Line Graphs
Practice 29: Line Graphs
Open Sentences 
Practice 30: Open Sentences
Number Sentences
Practice 31: Number Sentences 
Multiplication Rules
Practice 32: Multiplication Rules 
End-of-Chapter Practice Problems 

Chapter 7: Data Analysis and Probability
Using Data
Practice 33: Using Data and Graphs
Probability 
Practice 34: Probability
Mean, Mode, and Median
Practice 35: Mean, Mode, and Median 
End-of-Chapter Practice Problems
Chapter 8: More About Analyzing Data
Venn Diagrams
Tree Diagrams
Practice 36: Venn Diagrams and Tree Diagrams 
Categories and Colors
Practice 37: Categories and Colors
Following Directions
Practice 38: Following Directions
Combinations
Practice 39: Combinations
End-of-Chapter Practice Problems

Practice Test 1
Practice Test 2

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