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Test Taking Strategies For Kids | Elementary Math
This song and music video is unbelievably catchy and will reinforce the test taking strategies that you want your elementary students to think about while taking their next test. Strategies include elimination, reasonableness of the answer, checking with inverse operations, estimating, labeling answers and more! Your students won't forget the chorus to this one any time soon!
Test Prep Song Lyrics:
Maintain your highest level of concentration!
Follow through each problem with determination!
Keep in mind a problem’s never done
Until it’s checked with the inverse operation!
Carefully read the question that’s written;
Deeply consider the choices you’re given.
Underline the important information;
Drawing pictures can clarify the situation.
If it’s multiple choice, use estimation
To narrow down the choices through elimination.
When you think you’ve found the solution,
Check your work with the inverse operation.
If you subtracted, check it with addition.
If you multiplied, check it with division.
See if you get back - back to where you started;
If not, try again; and don’t be brokenhearted!
When answering a question, always label the unit;
is it a length, an area, or is it cubic?
And label what each number means:
It could represent cupcakes or football teams.
Or, if it’s money, label it with a dollar sign:
To the left draw an S and a vertical line.
Dig a Little Deeper and Learn More
Receive more strategies here. This article goes a bit deeper into immediately actionable elementary-level test taking strategies for both multiple choice & open response type questions.