Are You as Good at Math as a Ninth-Grader?

Published Wed Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2018


A sampling of questions based on common standards and skills for ninth grade mathematics.

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Every year, millions of U.S. students take proficiency tests to assess their skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. Educational progress indicators like the NAEP and PISA assessments have shown that K-12 students' math performance in the U.S. is on the decline. With performance faltering in recent years, many schools and academic programs are putting an increased emphasis on mathematics achievement. 

We’ve created a sampling of the types of questions currently found on ninth-grade math proficiency tests and exams. If you had to take test like this today, could you pass?

Mathematics is a foundational skill needed for success in today’s increasingly STEM-oriented economy. Even at the entry level, many of today’s fastest-growing and highest-paying jobs require far more math proficiency than those from a few decades ago. 

At McGraw-Hill Education, our mathematics solutions combine advanced learning science insights with classroom-proven curricula and teaching tools to help all students succeed. Visit PreK-12 Math Solutions to learn more.