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100 Problem Timed Tests Posted

Well, the new school year has kicked off here and I’m leading a first and fifth grader this year through the math jungle. For my younger daughter, we’re starting back near the beginning of the material on the site. This’ll be a good opportunity for me to tune up and improve some of the worksheets we haven’t looked at in a while here.

Our fifth grader just started at BASIS Scottsdale, a local charter school with an outstanding reputation for rigorous academics. The organization runs schools at several locations in Arizona, and recently announced that former Intel chief Craig Barett has taken over as president and chairman of the board. We’re excited to be there… and just a little nervous. I just finished reading over the curriculum through high school graduation, and I can see differential calculus coming just a tad sooner than anticipated. Like 10th grade. Holy Liebniz, Batman!

For fifth grade, BASIS uses Saxon Math 7/8 and we’re off to a good start there. The initial diagnostic tests for the basic math operations are 100 problem tests given with a two minute time limit. For practice, I built a set of new worksheets that mimic the 10 x 10 Saxon layout and we’ve been drilling these here over the weekend.

Beyond the basic operations, it looks like the early part of the year covers a lot of percentages and ratios, so maybe my eagerness to get away from fraction-related content may be premature. Either way, we’ll have fun!

Meanwhile you can find the new 100 problem, two minute timed tests at the links below…

100 Problem Two Minute Addition Tests
100 Problem Two Minute Subtraction Tests
100 Problem Two Minute Multiplication Tests
100 Problem Two Minute Division Tests

Also, the ‘All Problems’ addition tests have been updated to include variants that don’t have the ‘X+0′ problems. This should create some more rigorous worksheets for memorizing the more difficult facts.


  1. Wow, these bring back some memories.

    Mostly memories I’ve been trying to repress. But memories none the less.

    Comment by Scott — August 23, 2010 @ 9:26 pm

  2. Excellent site you have put together Sir,
    I’m also a father, w/ 1 daughter, I’m class of 95 Ga Tech, Marietta Ga North campus.
    I have been looking for a book/web-site that does have the classical mathematics approach and yours so far is the best for me.
    I printed plenty of drills of your web-site regarding fractions.
    Keep-up with the good work Sir.

    Comment by Jay — November 14, 2010 @ 7:58 am

  3. sir its a great help as my daughter does it quickly w/sheets or else takes hours to finish work

    Comment by diyasingh — December 12, 2011 @ 4:56 am

  4. Thank you so much for creating this site! My son struggles in math and this website has been a godsend. He would probably prefer I hadn’t found it but his math skills have certainly improved since we have been using these worksheets to practice the skills he is learning in school. Thank you for having the genius to start a site like this to help parents everywhere who are trying so desperately to help our own children. You ROCK!

    Comment by NIkk — March 25, 2013 @ 7:46 am

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  7. More room is needed to put in answers. Otherwise, terrific drills!

    Comment by lin — October 4, 2015 @ 5:17 pm

  8. i’ve been following your blog for a long time, gainnig reassurance and inspiration from your family (thank you!!), so i’ll speak up as a member of an interest-led learning family!!! we’re on the beginning end of things, with a 4 and 7 year old, but so far…so good!

    Comment by Dennis — October 8, 2015 @ 5:55 am

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