# MAP Test Math

The NWEA MAP Growth Math test is a computerized, adaptive test which maps a student's academic growth and proficiency in math. The test is adaptive, meaning the questions' difficulty level changes according to the student's previous answers. This ensures that the test is uniquely tailored to each student to show his or her individual academic progress.

The Math section of the MAP test has three different versions that are meant for each grade group – K-2, 2-5, and 6-12. The K-2 Math test is made up of 43 questions in total and can take students 15-30 minutes to complete. The 2-5 and 6-12 Math tests are made up of 47-53 questions and can take students 45-60 minutes to complete. The main difference between the K-2 Math test and the 2-5 Math test (except the obvious difficulty level) is that the K-2 Math test is accessible for children who are too young to read, meaning the questions are read aloud to them as they are taking the test. The volume icon above the sample questions indicates that the questions would be read aloud to the student.

Questions in the K-2 and 2-5 Math tests mostly focus on algebra, number sense, measurement, data, and geometry. Questions in the 6-12 Math test mostly focus on algebra, geometry, statistics, probability, and complex number systems. Students in the higher-grade groups also have the option of using a virtual calculator that is built into the test, while scratch paper is allowed for all grades.

## Summary Table

Test name (Grade) | Number of Questions | Duration (minutes) | Question Subjects | Type of Questions | Measured Skills |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

Math (K-2) | 43 | 15 - 30 | Algebra, Geometry, Statistics, Probability | Drag-and-Drop, Multiple Choice, Short Answer | Number Sense, Estimation, Problem Solving |

Math (2-5) | 47 - 53 | 45 - 60 | |||

Math (6-12) | 47 - 53 | 45 - 60 | |||

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## Math Topics

## Geometry

- Shapes
- Angles
- Surface area
- Volume
- Pythagorean Theorem
- Symmetry
- Translations/Rotations/Reflections/Dilations

## Operations and Algebra

- Additions/substractions/multiplications/Divisions
- Even and odd numbers
- Factors and multiples
- Ratios/percent/decimal/Fraction conversions
- One-step equations/Two-step equations
- Linear expressions
- Square and cube roots
- Slope
- System of equations
- Functions

## Measurement and Data

- Comparing size
- Time
- Graphs
- Money
- Area and perimeter
- Volume word problems
- Dot plots and frequency tables
- Mean and Median
- Comparing data displays

## Numbers and Operations

- Counting numbers
- Whole numbers
- Fractions
- Common denominators
- Multi-digit multiplications
- Remainders
- Decimals
- Negative numbers
- Greatest common factor
- Absolute value
- Order of operations

## Real and Complex Numbers

- Numbers
- Powers of 10
- Number opposite
- Whole numbers and integers
- Rational and irrational numbers
- Exponent with negative bases
- Radicals

## Statistic and Probability

- Length/Time/Money
- Graphs
- Converting units
- Metric and US customary units
- Statistical questionsInterquartile range
- Histograms
- Two-way tables
- Distributions
- Scatter plots

## RIT Ranges

The following table details the different RIT ranges by grade category for the Math section:

RIT Ranges for Math | |||||||||

<159 | 159-175 | 176-188 | 189-200 | 201-210 | 211-217 | 218-221 | 222-226 | 227-228 | 229+ |

K-2 | |||||||||

2-5 | |||||||||

6-12 |

## Free Sample MAP Math Questions for Kindergarten

### Sample 1

**Topic:**Geometry**Sub-topic:**Comparing shapes**RIT range:**<159

Choose the sphere out of the four shapes:

## Answer

The correct answer is A.

### Sample 2

**Topic:**Numbers and operations**Sub-topic:**Counting small numbers**RIT range:**<159

Move the sleeping cats to the box called "sleeping cats" and move the sitting cats to the box called "sitting cats".

## Answer

## Free Sample MAP Math Questions for 1^{st} Grade

### Sample 3

**Topic:**Numbers and operations**Sub-topic:**Counting small numbers**RIT range:**<159

Ben has 3 apples. His sister gave him 2 more apples. Draw the apples into the box to show how many apples Ben has in total.

## Answer

### Sample 4

**Topic:**Numbers and operations**Sub-topic:**Counting small numbers**RIT range:**<159

Putting an X on a cupcake means is taken away. Draw X on the cupcakes to show six take away two.

## Answer

## Free Sample MAP Math Questions for 2^{nd} Grade

### Sample 5

**Topic:**Geometry**Sub-topic:**Comparing shapes**RIT range:**<159

## Answer

The correct shapes are: B, F, and H.

### Sample 6

**Topic:**Operations and Algebra**Sub-topic:**Add and subtract within 20**RIT range:**<159

Lucy has 4 pencils. She gave her friend 2 pencils. Draw the pencils into the box to show how many pencils Lucy has now.

## Answer

## Free Sample MAP Math Questions for 3^{rd} Grade

### Sample 7

**Topic:**Numbers and operations**Sub-topic:**Counting small numbers**RIT range:**<159

What is the total number of circles?

Write the answer here: ________

## Answer

There are 8 circles.

### Sample 8

**Topic:**Operations and Algebra**Sub-topic:**Word problems within 20**RIT range:**159-175

How many students chose baseball as their favorite sport?

Sport | Number of Votes |
---|---|

Football | 8 |

Soccer | 10 |

Baseball | 6 |

Badminton | 12 |

- 8
- 10
- 6
- 12

## Answer

The correct answer is C, 6.

## Free Sample MAP Math Questions for 4^{th} Grade

### Sample 9

**Topic:**Measurement and Data**Sub-topic:**Money**RIT range:**176-188

Kelly bought a lollipop that cost 53¢ and she paid with a 1-dollar bill.

Which picture shows the correct change that the cashier needs to give Kelly?

## Answer

### Sample 10

**Topic:**Measurement and Data**Sub-topic:**Count Money**RIT range:**176-188

Jane bought a pack of gum for 83¢ and an eraser for 12¢. How much did Jane pay in total? Write the correct number on the first line and the correct symbol on the second line.

___ ___

92 97 99 95 90 89 87 85 ¢ $

## Answer

Answer: 95 ¢

## Free Sample MAP Math Questions for 5^{th} Grade

### Sample 11

**Topic:**Operations and Algebra**Sub-topic:**2-step estimation word problems**RIT range:**201-210

Alice and Erin both love to jog. Alice jogged 18 miles in the past six days, while Erin jogged 16 miles in the past eight days. What is their combined unit rate per day?

- 3 miles per day
- 2 miles per day
- 4 miles per day
- 5 miles per day

## Answer

The correct answer is D, 5 miles per day.

### Sample 12

**Topic:**Measurement and Data**Sub-topic:**Time word problems**RIT range:**201-210

Which three things would Kevin most likely be doing at 7:20 PM

- Do homework
- Eat lunch
- Watch a movie
- Walk to school
- Eat dinner

## Answer

The correct answer are A, C, and E.

## Free Sample MAP Math Questions for 6^{th} Grade

### Sample 13

**Topic:**Operations and Algebra**Sub-topic:**Multi-step word problems**RIT range:**201-210

Kevin drove for one hour at 45 miles per hour and then at 30 miles per hour for two hours until he reached his destination. What was his average speed?

- 30 mph
- 40 mph
- 42 mph
- 35 mph

## Answer

The correct answer is D, 35 mph.

### Sample 14

**Topic:**Geometry**Sub-topic:**Volume and surface area word problems**RIT range:**218-221

Jack needs to buy an aquarium for his new fish. He sees two aquariums in the shop, one that measures 20 in x 10 in x 12 in and another that measures 20 in x 8 in x 15 in. Jack knows they are the same, so he buys the newer one. Which property does John use to know they are the same?

- Both aquariums have the same height
- Both aquariums have the same perimeter
- Both aquariums have the same volume
- Both aquariums have the same area

## Answer

The correct answer is C, Both aquariums have the same area.

## Free Sample MAP Math Questions for 7^{th} Grade

### Sample 15

**Topic:**Measurement and Data**Sub-topic:**Time word problems**RIT range:**211-217

Kate has a guitar lesson at 2:45 PM. The walk between her house to her music teacher's house takes 11 minutes and the lesson is 45 minutes long. Her teacher started the lesson 7 minutes later than scheduled. Assuming Kate leaves right after the lesson is over, what time will Kate arrive home?

- 3:58 PM
- 3:47 PM
- 3:51 PM
- 3:30 PM

## Answer

The correct answer is A, 3:58 PM.

### Sample 16

**Topic:**Geometry**Sub-topic:**Surface area**RIT range:**218-221

The area of the rectangle is 85.8 in2.

What is the width of the rectangle?

- 13.3 in
- 13.2 in
- 13.4 in
- 13.1 in

## Answer

The correct answer is B, 13.2 in.

## Free Sample MAP Math Questions for 8^{th} Grade

### Sample 17

**Topic:**Operations and Algebra**Sub-topic:**Introduction to inequalities**RIT range:**218-221

Annie drinks at most 3 cups of coffee per day. Which inequality represents the number of cups (c) Annie drinks per day?

- c < 3
- c > 3
- c ≤ 3
- c ≥ 3

## Answer

The correct answer is C, c ≤ 3.

### Sample 18

**Topic:**Geometry**Sub-topic:**Area and circumference of circles**RIT range:**222-226

If the area of a circle is 81π in², what is its diameter?

- 81 in
- 9 in
- 3 in
- 18 in

## Answer

The correct answer is D, 18 in.

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## Tips and Tricks

- Encourage your child to play with games and puzzles that use math, so they have a more intuitive understanding of numbers.
- Bake cookies with your child but have them double or halve the recipe provided. This will teach them mathematical concepts like division and multiplication.
- When shopping, encourage them to figure out on their own how much items cost when there are sale signs. This is a fun way for them to learn about percentages.
- For older students, give them a daily math challenge to solve, obviously with a reward. This will boost them and encourage them to attempt to solve the math problem, which in turn will make these exercises less threatening. Slowly but surely increase the question level.
- If your child or teenager is having a hard time solving more complicated problems, go back to simpler exercises and review the solving techniques. Often, a simple lack of comprehension can prevent a student from solving a given type of exercise.
- Improve your home study routine (or your children's study routine). To improve your MAP score, dedicate more time studying throughout the year. Give additional practice time to complex topics until you feel confident enough with the data.
- To be fully prepared for the MAP Math Test, the best way is to practice! Our thorough preparations will have your children feeling confident and calm about their upcoming test.

## 2020 Math Median RIT Score by Grade

The following chart depicts the MAP Test Math section RIT median scores for 2020. The chart illustrates students' growth and progression from fall to spring for each of the classes.

As a reminder, the RIT Score measures student performance and allows a comparison with their own previous scores and those of other students. The median Score is the 50^{th} percentile, which means these scores are the scores below which 50% of the other students' scores may be found. For more information on the MAP Test scoring system, go to the general MAP Test page.

Grade and Season | Fall | Winter | Spring |
---|---|---|---|

K | 139.56 | 150.13 | 157.11 |

1 | 160.05 | 170.18 | 176.40 |

2 | 175.04 | 184.07 | 189.42 |

3 | 188.48 | 196.23 | 201.08 |

4 | 199.55 | 206.05 | 210.51 |

5 | 209.13 | 214.70 | 218.75 |

6 | 214.75 | 219.56 | 222.88 |

7 | 220.21 | 224.04 | 226.73 |

8 | 224.92 | 228.12 | 230.30 |

9 | 226.43 | 228.67 | 230.03 |

10 | 229.07 | 231.21 | 232.42 |

11 | 231.72 | 233.49 | 234.25 |

12 | 233.02 | 233.31 | 234.19 |

## How to Practice for the NWEA MAP Math Test?

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