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TIMSS
Sample Elementary School
Mathematics Test (Grades 3 and 4)


Instructions
  • Please enter an identity code using the following information:
    username (or code name), grade, city, state, country

    Example: cooljr/grade4/utica/ny/usa


  • Click on the circle to answer each multiple choice question.
  • To answer the free form questions type in your answer
  • Use the scroll down bar to advance to the next question.
  • When you have completed all the questions press the "Submit" button at the bottom of the test.
  • Your test results and links for assessing your results will appear within seconds.

    The bullets in the bottom corner of each problem indicate the question has not been answered. Questions left unaswered will be given a value of nr(no response).

    1) 0.4 is the same as

    A) four
    B) four-tenths
    C) four hundredths
    D) one-fourth

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    2) When you subtract one of the numbers below from 900, the answer is greater than 300. Which number is it?

    A) 823
    B) 712
    C) 667
    D) 579

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    3) Tanya has read the first 78 pages in a book that is 130 pages long. Which number sentence could Tanya use to find the number of pages she must read to finish the book?


    A) B) C) D)

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    4) Each figure represents a fraction. Which two figures represent the same fraction?

    A) 1 and 2 B) 1 and 4 C) 2 and 3 D) 3 and 4

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    5) Which of these does not show a line of symmetry?

    A) B) C) D)

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    6) 25 X 18 is more than 24 X 18. How much more?

    A) 1
    B) 18
    C) 24
    D) 25

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    7) What do you have to do to each number in column A to to get the number next to it in Column B?

    A) Add 8 to the number in column A.
    B) Add 8 to the number in Column A.
    C) Subtract 8 from the number in Column A.
    D) Multiply the number in Column A by 5.
    E) Divide the number in Column A by 5.

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    8) Kyle and Bob are playing a game. The object of the game is to get the highest total of points. This chart shows how many points they scored.

    Who won and by how many points?

    A) Bob won by 25 points
    B) Bob won by 100 points
    C) Kyle won by 25 points
    D) Kyle won by 175 points

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    9) A thin wire 20 centimeters long is formed into a rectangle. If the width of this rectangle is 4 centimeters, what is its length?

    A)5 centimeters
    B) 6 centimeters
    C) 12 centimeters
    D) 16 centimeters

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    10) There are 54 marbles, and they are put into 6 bags, so that the same number of marbles is in each bag. How many marbles would 2 bags contain?

    A) 108 marbles
    B) 18 marbles
    C) 15 marbles
    D) 12 marbles
    D) 9 marbles

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    11) There is only one red marble in each of these bags?

    Without looking in the bag, you are to pick a marble out of one of the bags. Which bag would give you the greatest chance of picking the red marble?

    A) The bag with 10 marbles
    B) The bag with 100 marbles
    C) The bag with 1000 marbles
    D) All bags would give the same chance.

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    12) This picture shows a cube with one edge marked. How many edges does the cube have altogether?

    A) 6
    B) 8
    C) 12
    D) 24

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    13) The weight (mass) of a clothespin is 9.2 g. Which of these is the best estimate of the total weight (mass) of 1000 clothespins?

    A) 900 g
    B) 9,000 g
    C) 90,000 g
    D) 900,000 g

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    14) In which pair of numbers is the second number 100 more than the first number?

    A) 199 and 209
    B) 4236 and 4246
    C) 9635 and 9735
    D) 51,863 and 52,863

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    15) Four children measured the width of a room by counting how many paces it took them to cross it. The chart shows their measurements.

    Who had the longest pace?

    A) Stephen
    B) Erlane
    C) Ana
    D) Carlos

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    16) Which number represents the shaded part of the figure?

    A) 2.8
    B) 0.5
    C) 0.2
    D) 0.02

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    17) Which of these would most likely be measured in milliliters?

    A) The amount of liquid in a teaspoon
    B) The weight (mass) of a pin
    C) The amount of gasoline in a tank
    D) The thickness of 10 sheets of paper

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    18) Here is a number sentence.

    4 X ? < 17

    What number could go in the ? to make the sentence true?

    A) 4
    B) 5
    C) 12
    D) 13

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    19) Julie put a box on a shelf that is 96.4 centimeters long. The box is 33.2 centimeters long. What is the longest box she could put on the rest of the shelf?

    A) 99.6 cm.
    B) 66.4 cm.
    C) 96.4 cm.
    D) 63.2 cm.
    D) the answer is not given

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    20) The graph shows the number of cartons of milk sold each day of a week at a school.

    How many cartons of milk did the school sell that week?

    A) 115
    B) 125
    C) 135
    D) 25
    D) the answer is not given

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    21)
    How many millimeters in a meter?

    millimeters


    22) Write the number that is 1000 more than 56821.


    23) Sam said that 1/3 of a pie is less than 1/4 of a pie. Is Sam correct?

    yes
    no

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    24) A teacher marks 10 of her pupils' tests every half hour. It takes her one and one half hours to mark all her pupils'tests. How many pupils are in her class?

    pupils

    25) On this grid, find the dot with the circle around it. We can describe where this dot is by saying it is at First Number 1, Second Number 3

    Now find the dot with the triangle around it. How can you describe where the dot is on the grid in the same way?

    A) First Number 1, Second Number 3
    B) First Number 3, Second Number 2
    C) First number 3, Second Number 10
    D) First Number 2, Second Number 3

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