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Practice Sample Questions for the FSA Math Test

Students take FSA Mathematics assessments from grade 3 through grade 8. The FSA Practice Pack can help students prepare for the test with questions, answers and score reports. Read on for more information and advice about the test, standards, and preparation tips,or sign-up to access the FSA Math Practice Pack.
 
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What Is the Florida Math Test?

The Florida Math test is a standardized, computer-based test that students take from grade 3 through grade 8. Math assessments are split into two assessment groups, with a different schedule for each group:

  • Grades 3-5: Two 80-minute sessions, one per day.
  • Grades 6-8: Three 60-minute sessions, one per day. Session 1 is a non-calculator test, while Sessions 2 and 3 are calculator tests.

Students should expect to encounter between 55–66 items on the test. For information on scores and upcoming examination dates, see our FSA FAQ page.

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What Are the Florida Math Standards?

Students taking the FSA Mathematics assessment are examined against standards called "Mathematical Practices." Often called the Mathematics Florida Standards (MAFS), these eight practices are applicable specifically to those students taking FSA Mathematics. Students of any grade taking any mathematics end-of-course (EOC) assessment, such as Algebra 1, Algebra 2, or Geometry, will be tested against the same set of standards. However, students who have taken an EOC mathematics subjects must take the corresponding EOC assessment instead of a grade-specific MAFS assessment.

The eight Mathematics Florida Standards are:

  1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  4. Model with mathematics.
  5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
  6. Attend to precision.
  7. Look for and make use of structure.
  8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

FSA Math Technology Enhanced Item (TEI) Types

All math assessments are administered via computer-based testing. Grade 3 Mathematics was previously issued as a paper-based test, but as of the 2016–2017 academic year, 3rd grade students now take computer-based tests. Before taking any grade FSA practice test, your child should be aware of the types of question he or she likely to encounter. These questions are called items, more specifically Technology-Enhanced Items (TEIs). There are nine types of TEI:

  1. Editing Task Choice – The student clicks on highlighted text, causing a drop-down menu to appear, offering a selection of options inviting the student to correct the text or leave it unchanged.
  2. Editing Task – The student clicks on highlighted text, causing a text box to appear in which the student can type in the correct text.
  3. Hot Text – There are two types of Hot Text that a student can encounter. The first is Selectable Hot Text, which requires the student to hover over text, causing it to highlight and indicating to the student that this text is "hot," which means it is selectable. The student is then presented with options to select the correct option. The second type of Hot Text is Drag-and-Drop Hot Text, whereby highlighted text can be dragged by the student around the page to complete the task.
  4. Open Response – The student types a response into a text box.
  5. Multiselect – The student is presented with a collection of answers and must select the correct ones. This means they may select more than one answer.
  6. Graphic Response Item Display (GRID) – The student uses the drag-and-drop feature to select text or images and move them to a location within a graphic. The student may also need to use tools like line, arrow, or point to interact with and create a response upon the graph.
  7. Equation Editor – The student creates a response, such as a number, expression, or equation, by using a toolbar of mathematical symbols.
  8. Matching Item – The student indicates that information in a column and the column header matches by checking the relevant box.
  9. Table Item – The student completes sections of a table, or the entire table, by typing in numeric values.

These TEIs are also presented to students taking the FSA EOC Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry assessments.


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FSA Math Test Item Specifications


Students in 3rd through 8th grade are tested on standards clustered into the following domains:

3rd to 5th Grade

  1. Operations and Algebraic Thinking
  2. Number and Operations in Base Ten
  3. Number and Operations – Fractions
  4. Measurement and Data
  5. Geometry

6th to 7th Grade


  1. Ratios & Proportional Relationships
  2. The Number System
  3. Expressions & Equations
  4. Geometry
  5. Statistics & Probability

8th Grade

  1. The Number System
  2. Expressions & Equations
  3. Functions
  4. Geometry
  5. Statistics & Probability

For preparation packs for FSA Math for 3rd through 8th grade, TestPrep-Online has got you covered. As a market leader in e-learning products and services, we help students across America prepare for, practice, and pass their school tests. Check out sample questions for FSA Math assessments on our FSA Sample page.


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FSA Math Assessment Tips for Parents

Math tests and Florida Math standards are becoming increasingly challenging for students in earlier grades. Trying to assist a child can be challenging too; a lot of time may have passed since you last took a math test! TestPrep-Online is here to help with practice packs ideal for both children and student-supporters, such as parents or carers, to work through. Our tests are child-friendly, and the service is parent-friendly too, meaning you can give your child even more support with his or her assessments.

Here are some tips for parents, care-givers, and older siblings with children about to take FSA Math tests.

  • I don’t know anything! Math can be difficult, and when it comes to math for a young student, such as 4th or 5th grade, struggling to solve "easy" math can be even more daunting. Try to be positive about your own knowledge. If your child comes to you in despair, either send them on a break while you try to figure out the answer or turn the challenge into a game and see if you can work it out together. Don’t be afraid to show your child that sometimes you struggle too, and try to make it fun when you tackle these problems together. Remember to praise both your child and yourself when you get the answer right.

  • I don’t find math interesting! Testing is tough. Many children and parents find studying uninteresting and can become distracted easily. You don’t need to keep all your child's studying glued to the table. For a lot of learning and revising, try learning activities that suit your child. Does he or she love running around? Create flashcards from a notebook and get your child outside to learn them. Does he or she love playing board games or computer games? Try using number cards or difficult math terms on a regular basis. Use post-it notes to cover your child's computer with important equations he or she needs to remember. Think of activities your child will respond to most, and try to have fun too.

  • I’m struggling to communicate! If you and your child prefer to talk in another language, go for it! You will be able to better explain a concept and your child will better understand it if you are communicating in a language you both understand well. Practicing tests written in English can be a part of your child’s preparation, but it doesn’t need to be all of it.

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FSA Mathematics Practice Test Questions and Answers

TestPrep-Online offers practice packs full of questions and answers. We also offer detailed answer explanations to explain the theories and reasoning behind each right and wrong answer. Try our free sample questions to get an idea of the material your child will be tackling on test day as well as to gain insight into the types of practice questions TestPrep-Online has to offer. Start practicing today and see how TestPrep-Online can help your child succeed.


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