## 4th Grade MAP Sample Questions

We will now look at some examples of questions from each topic on the MAP in order to give you a better idea of what each subject-specific test looks like. Let us begin with the math section.

#### 4th Grade MAP Math Sample Questions

This installment of the MAP Growth presents you with 40-43 word problems, number problems, or other questions using visual stimuli, asked in a variety of different formats, such as multiple choice, drag and drop, complete the chart, etc. The topics included in the test are:

Number Sense - expressing numbers with concrete representation such as foods or partially filled-in shapes

Problem-Solving - basic operations, fractions and decimals

Algebraic Concepts - finding patterns and solving operations with missing numbers

Geometry - classifying shapes and their properties, identifying symmetry, and applying other geometric rules

Measurementestimating, calculating, and converting measurements such as weight, distance, perimeter, and area

Data - analyzing charts, using mean, median, mode, and range, and calculating basic proportions

 Math Question 1: Problem Solving A supermarket packed 60 eggs into four egg boxes, split equally. How many eggs were in three boxes? A) 15 eggs B) 20 eggs C) 36 eggs D) 45 eggs Answer & Explanation ▼ | ▲ The correct answer is (D). This is a question involving rates. There were the same number of eggs packed in each box. If there were 60 eggs in four boxes, then divide 60 by four to find the number of eggs in one box: 60 ÷ 4 = 15 eggs. Thus, there were three boxes each containing 15 eggs. To find the total, either add up 15 + 15 + 15 or calculate 15 x 3 = 45 eggs. Therefore, the correct answer is (D).

Tip: If you are having trouble finding the answer, see if the answer choices can help. Since you are not limited in time, you can go through each option and see if it works.

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 Math Question 3: Geometry Which of the following triangles is an isosceles triangle?A) B) C) D) Answer & Explanation ▼ | ▲ The correct answer is (B). An isosceles triangle is a triangle with two equal angles. Check the answer choices:Answer (A): There are three different angles.Answer (B): There are two equal angles (72°). Answer (C): There are three different angles.Answer (D): There are three different angles. Answer choice (B) is the only triangle with two equal angles. Therefore, answer (B) is the correct answer.

Tip: You don’t need to memorize exact measurements. Go over with your kids which units of measurement are used for what, and which ranges are considered a lot or a little. Give them some examples of everyday objects and how much they weigh and how big they are, as well as common distances between different places and how long it maight take to get from one to the other.

The Reading test includes 40-43 questions, and it aims to assess your reading comprehension skills as well as your ability to analyze written text. You will be presented with written stimuli, such as single sentences, instructional excerpts, passages from text, and more, followed by multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, or numerous other question types aimed to assess your analysis of the text. The nature of the questions can be divided into analyzing literary texts such as stories or poems, analyzing informational texts such as educational articles or advertisements, and word meaning questions, including using context clues and recognizing affixes.

 Reading Question 1 – literary text Read the poem. TREES by Joyce Kilmer I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in her hair;Upon whose bosom snow has lain; Who intimately lives with rain.What is the theme of this poem? A) appreciating unique birds B) praising nature's beauty C) enjoying summer's benefits D) criticizing the weather Answer & Explanation ▼ | ▲ The correct answer is (B).A theme is the central message conveyed through the writing. The theme can be found by focusing on key words and ideas mentioned in the poem. The poem discusses the loveliness of trees, using descriptions of robins, snow, and rain. Based on this information, it can be inferred that the theme of this poem is related to nature. The best option that fits this theme is praising nature's beauty. Therefore, the correct answer is (B).Answer (A) is incorrect because even though the poem does mention birds ("robins"), this is only a minor detail in the poem.Answer (C) is incorrect because even though the poem mentions summer, it does not focus on the benefits of summerthroughout the poem.Answer (D) is incorrect because the poem refers to weather-related descriptions—snow and rain—in a positive way, and does not criticize them.

Tip: Try reading the question first so that you know what to look for while reading the passage.

 Reading Question 2 – informational text Read the passage.Antarctica, where the South Pole is located, is the coldest place in the world. The average temperature in Antarctica is below zero. About 98% of Antarctica is covered by thick ice. Antarctica is also the driest place on earth. In fact, it is considered a desert because it only gets 200 millimeters of rainfall (or snow) per year. Antarctica is very big: its area is 14 million square kilometers. It is bigger than Europe, and it is almost twice the size of Australia. However, while millions of people live in Australia, there are no permanent human residents in Antarctica. The first people arrived at Antarctica in the 19th century. Nowadays, 1,000 to 5,000 people spend time in Antarctica every year, living and working at research stations.While there are hardly any humans in Antarctica, there are various animals living there, including several species of penguins, seals, and whales. There are also a few plants, mainly ice algae. Studies indicate that millions of years ago, Antarctica’s climate was a lot warmer, and it was home to large forests as well as many different land animals, such as dinosaurs.The author mentions Europe and Australia in order to show - A) how big Antarctica is. B) how cold Antarctica is. C) the similarities between these continents and Antarctica. D) that 1,000 to 5,000 people spend time in Antarctica every year. Answer & Explanation ▼ | ▲ The correct answer is (A).Europe and Australia are mentioned at the beginning of the second paragraph where their size is compared to Antarctica’s size. The fact that Antarctica is bigger than the continent of Europe and nearly twice the size of Australia shows how big Antarctica is. Therefore, the correct answer is (A).Answer (B) is incorrect because Europe and Australia are not compared to Antarctica in terms of how cold they are.Answer (C) is incorrect because only the differences between Europe and Australia's size and that of Antarctica are mentioned in the passage, and no similarities are discussed.Answer (D) is incorrect because this fact only refers to Antarctica and is not why Europe and Australia are mentioned in the passage.

 Reading Question 3 – word meaning Read the sentences.My uncle hasn’t worked in a few months. He doesn’t like being unemployed.What is the meaning of the prefix un-? A) before B) incorrectly C) one D) not Answer & Explanation ▼ | ▲ The correct answer is (D).The prefix un- means "not." Therefore, unemployed means "not employed," or "not working."

Tip: Try to think of all the words you know with that prefix and see if you can find something they have in common. That will give you a clue what the affix means.

#### 4th Grade MAP Language Usage Sample Questions

The Language Usage test consists of 40-43 questions of varying formats, such as multiple choice, drag and drop, and short answer, and it asks about recognition and application of different English rules, norms, structures, and writing styles. The topics can be divided into four categories:

Mechanics – punctuation, capitalization, spelling

Parts of speech – nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.

Usage – syntax, sentence structure

Writing Process – genres, techniques, coherency, accomplishing purpose

 Language Usage Question 1– Mechanics What is the correct spelling for more than one wolf?  A) Wolfs B) wolvs C) wolves D) wolfes Answer & Explanation ▼ | ▲ The correct answer is (C). If a singular noun ends in f and the /f/ sound changes to /v/ when it's plural, drop the f and add ves in its place to make the noun plural. One wolf becomes two wolves. Therefore, the correct answer is (C).

 Language Usage Question 2– Parts of speech What is the correct definition of a proper noun? A) It is a word used to name general items. B) It is a word that describes a noun or pronoun. C) It is a word that describes an action, condition, or experience. D) It is a word that names a particular person, place, or thing. Answer & Explanation ▼ | ▲ The correct answer is (D).Proper nouns are used to name specific, one-of-a-kind items. Therefore, the correct answer is (D).Answer (A) is incorrect because it is the definition of a common noun.Answer (B) is incorrect because it is the definition of an adjective.Answer (C) is incorrect because it is the definition of a verb.

 Language Usage Question 4– Writing process Which of the following is required in research writing? A) Sense of humor B) Personal experiences C) a list of references D) imaginary story Answer & Explanation ▼ | ▲ The correct answer is (C).A research paper is a detailed study of a subject that is written to discover information or achieve a new understanding of something. The purpose of research is to find existing facts and/or opinions from a variety of sources and to present them in support of an opinion or hypothesis that you have developed, or otherwise to answer a question you have formulated. Thus, a research paper should include a list of references containing all the sources you used to gather the facts and information mentioned in the paper. Therefore, the correct answer is (C).

## 4th Grade MAP Growth Test Scores

MAP tests are graded using the Rasch-Unit scale (RIT). The RIT scale functions as an equal-interval scale that measures each student’s abilities regardless of grade level. This measuring system can be compared to a ruler, in that the difference between each two RIT scores remains the same regardless of whether they are on the top or the bottom of the scale. Ultimately, the purpose of the scale is to provide parents, teachers, and students alike the opportunity to see how much they have progressed academically.

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