Beginning of Year Test
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by Jason Amburgey
| 50 Questions
Note from the author:
Beginning of the year assessment
1
1
Maria looked at her watch when she left her house to walk to school. What time is shown on Maria’s watch?
eight minutes before eight
eight minutes before seven
eight minutes after eight
eight minutes after seven
2
1
Zane started painting a picture at 6:07 P.M. and finished painting at 6:42 P.M. For how long did Zane paint his picture?
25 minutes
35 minutes
45 minutes
49 minutes
3
1
Mrs. Baker fills a bucket with 25 liters of water. She then fills another bucket with 19 liters of water. What is the total liquid volume of both buckets?
6 liters
36 liters
44 liters
46 liters
4
1
Roy uses an inch ruler to measure a nail.

What is the length of the nail to the nearest fourth inch?
1/4 inch
1/2 inch
3/4 inch
1 inch
5
1
The City Zoo has 114 amphibians and 243 insects in displays for people to observe. How many amphibians and insects are in displays at the City Zoo?
129
257
357
375
6
1
A third grade class collected leaves on a nature walk. The table shows how many of each type of leaf the class collected.

Which is the best estimate of how many more maple leaves than elm leaves were collected?
100
200
300
400
7
1
Carly writes a number sentence that shows the Commutative Property of Addition. Which could be Carly’s number sentence?
(13 + 13) + 57 = 13 + (13 + 57)
15 + 0 = 15
28 + 42 = 42 + 28
36 = 30 + 6
8
1
The beach shop orders 325 beach balls for the season. The first month the shop sells 168 beach balls. How many beach balls does the beach shop have left to sell?
143
157
167
257
9
1
Bo pays \$4 for some muffins at the bakery. Each muffin costs \$1. How many muffins does Bo buy?
0
1
4
14
10
1
Amir has 9 magnets from his vacations. He has 3 magnets from each of his vacations. How many vacations has Amir gone on?
3
4
6
12
11
1
Greg has 16 framed pictures of sports stars. He places an equal number of pictures on each of 4 shelves in his room.

How many pictures of sports stars are on each shelf?
2
4
6
8
12
1
Benito writes a set of related facts. One of the facts he writes is 24 ÷ 6 = 4. Which equation is included in the same set of related facts?
6 × 4 = 24
3 × 8 = 24
24 ÷ 3 = 8
12 ÷ 6 = 2
13
1
Shara uses 1/3 cup of oil and 2/3 cup of water in a recipe. Which statement correctly compares the fractions?
1/3 > 2/3
1/3 = 2/3
2/3 > 1/3
2/3 < 1/3
14
1
In a survey, 1/3 of shoppers chose Friday as their favorite day to shop and 1/8 of shoppers chose Sunday. Which statement correctly compares the fractions?
1/3 = 1/8
1/3 < 1/8
1/8 > 1/3
1/8 < 1/3
15
1
Nathan makes a design with small squares. He wants 3/6 of the squares to be red.

Which fraction is equivalent to 3/6?
3/4
1/2
1/3
1/4
16
1
Mr. Preston measures the lengths of three ribbons. The first ribbon is 3/4 foot long. The second ribbon is 3/8 foot long. The third ribbon is 3/3 foot long. Which list orders the fractions from greatest to least?
3/3, 3/4, 3/8
3/8, 3/4, 3/3
3/3, 3/8, 3/4
3/4, 3/8, 3/3
17
1
Samantha was doing her math homework. She wrote:
9 + 9 + 9 + 9
Which is another way to show what Samantha wrote?
4 x 4
9 x 3
9 + 4
4 x 9
18
1
Mrs. O’Hara looked in 3 nests for eggs. In each nest she found 0 eggs. Which sentence represents the total number of eggs Mrs. O’Hara found?
3 × 1 = 3
3 + 0 = 3
3 × 0 = 0
3 – 3 = 0
19
1
There are 3 juice boxes in each package. Topher buys 2 packages of juice boxes.

How many juice boxes does Topher buy in all?
2
5
6
8
20
1
At dance class, the teacher divided the students into 2 groups. Each group had 7 students.
How many students are in the dance class in all?
9
10
12
14
21
1
Rachel drew an array to show the number of stamps on a page in her scrapbook.

Which multiplication sentence shows the total number of stamps on a page of Rachel’s scrapbook?
5 × 3 = 15
3 × 3 = 9
4 × 4 = 16
4 × 3 = 12
22
1
Isaac draws a quadrilateral with exactly one pair of sides that appear to be parallel. Which shape does Isaac draw?
A.
B.
C.
D.
23
1
Which word can be used to describe the bold sides of her quadrilateral?
parallel
perpendicular
point
triangle
24
1
Which capital letter appears to have a right angle?
E
Z
M
A
25
1
Finley drew a polygon with 6 sides. What is the name of the polygon she drew?
Octagon
Pentagon
Hexagon
Triangle
26
1
Tam plans to put 42 tiles on her bedroom wall. She will arrange the tiles in rows with 7 in each row. How many rows of tiles will Tam have?
6
7
8
9
27
1
Each after-school soccer team has 20 players. There are 6 teams in the after-school program. How many players are there in all on the teams?
26
120
122
1200
28
1
Jenna’s goal is to learn 8 new words every day. At the end of day 30, how many new words will Jenna have learned?
38
160
240
2400
29
1
A toy shop makes this table to know how many tricycle tires to keep in stock.
Which rule describes the pattern shown in the table?
Multiply the number of tricycles by 6.
Add 6 to the number of tricycles.
Add 12 to the number of tricycles.
Multiply the number of tricycles by 3.
30
1
Sami divided 56 mints into 7 small cups as party favors. Each cup has the same number of mints. How many mints did Sami put in each cup?
56 ÷ 7 = a
7 × a = 56
6
7
8
9
31
1
Jared has 50 swimming medals. He puts 10 medals on each hook in his room. How many hooks does Jared need for all of his medals?
5
10
15
60
32
1
Salim has 5 boxes of paint jars. Each box has the same number of paint jars. His teacher gives him 6 more paint jars. Now he has 41 paint jars. How many paint jars were in each box?
6
7
35
52
33
1
Diana uses the order of operations to solve the equation shown.
2 + 6 × 5 = c
Which is the unknown number?
c = 24
c = 28
c = 32
c = 40
34
1
Tia wants to put ribbon around a picture she drew.

How many inches of ribbon does Tia need for the perimeter of the picture?
10 inches
15 inches
20 inches
25 inches
35
1
The drawing shows the coat closet in Ben’s classroom. Each unit square is 1 square foot.
Which equation can Ben use to find the area of the coat closet?
3 × 6 = 18
3 + 6 = 9
3 × 3 = 9
6 × 6 = 36
36
1
Doug uses a ruler to draw a square. The perimeter of the square is 20 centimeters.

What is the length of one side of the square?
4 centimeters
5 centimeters
16 centimeters
80 centimeters
37
1
There were two sandboxes in the kindergarten play area. The first sandbox was 5 feet long and 4 feet wide. The second sandbox was the same length as the first sandbox. The area of the second sandbox is twice the area of the first sandbox. What is the width of the second sandbox?
2 feet
3 feet
6 feet
8 feet
38
1
Harry is making a bar graph to show the favorite sports of his classmates. Which will have the shortest bar in his graph?
39
1
Amy’s teacher made a bar graph to show the number of school lunches bought over a five-day period by her class.

How many more lunches were bought on Friday than on Tuesday and Thursday combined?
1
2
5
8
40
1
All 32 students in Gisele’s class chose their favorite instrument. Gisele shows the number of students that chose each instrument in a tally table.

How many students chose either the drums or the violin?
7
14
15
16
41
1
A third-grade class made a picture graph to show the number of students who play baseball after school. This is the key to their picture graph.
4
8
9
10
42
1
There are 9 game pieces on each tic-tac-toe board. The third grade class has 4 tic-tac-toe boards. How many game pieces does the class have for all of their tic-tac-toe boards?
13
27
36
45
43
1
Amy uses 8 tickets for a prize at the school fair booth. Each ticket is worth 5 points. How many points did Amy need for her prize?
40
35
20
13
44
1
Karl’s brother has a box for storing his toy cars. The box has 2 layers. Each layer has 3 rows. Each row has 6 spaces for toy cars. How many toy cars can Karl’s brother store in the box?
36
18
12
6
45
1
Crosby writes a number sentence that is an example of the Distributive Property of Multiplication. Which shows Crosby’s number sentence?
6 × 7 = 40 + 2
6 × 7 = (6 × 4) + (6 × 3)
6 × 7 = 6 × (4 × 3)
6 × 7 = 7 × 6
46
1
Ellie wants to make \$1.10 using dollars, half dollars, and dimes. How many different ways can she make \$1.10?
2
3
4
5
47
1
Two friends share 3 snack bars equally.

How much does each friend get?
1 whole and 1 eighth
1 whole and 1 fourth
1 whole and 1 third
1 whole and 1 half
48
1
Brian divides this shape into equal parts.
What is the name for the parts?
thirds
eighths
fourths
halves
49
1
Breanna uses 10 blocks to make a tower. One half of the blocks are green. How many of the blocks are green?
2
3
4
5
50
1
Aaron has 4 new comic books. He brings 2 of the comic books with him to school. What fraction of his new comic books did Aaron bring to school?
2/6
2/4
4/4
4/2