Published on March 31st, 2013  by What2Learn
0CSTs Grade 7 General Math practice
Are you preparing for STAR tests and looking for CSTs Grade 7 General Math practice? The CSTs (California Standards Tests) are an important element of the STAR (Standardised Testing and Reporting) Program in California. Revising for STAR tests is obviously very important and a free account at What2Learn can form an excellent component of thorough test preparation. Have a go at the sample game at the bottom of this page or sign up for your free What2Learn account now.
So what things do Grade 7 students need to practice and what tests questions need to be prepared for in order to succeed in the General Math CST. The areas covered include: Number sense: Standard Set 1.0 Students know the properties of, and compute with, rational numbers expressed in a variety of forms. For example, calculating the percentage of increases and decreases of a quantity. Standard Set 2.0 Students use exponents, powers, and roots and use exponents in working with fractions. For example, adding and subtracting fractions by using factoring to find common denominators. Algebra and fractions: Standard Set 1.0 Students express quantitative relationships by using algebraic terminology, expressions, equations, inequalities, and graphs. For example, by representing quantitative relationships graphically and interpreting the meaning of a specific part of a graph. Standard Set 2.0 Students interpret and evaluate expressions involving integer powers and simple roots. For example, by multiplying and dividing monomials. Standard Set 3.0 Students graph and interpret linear and some nonlinear functions. For example, by plotting the values of quantities whose ratios are always the same (e.g., cost to the number of an item). Standard Set 4.0 Students solve simple linear equations and inequalities over the rational numbers. For example, solving multistep problems involving rate, average speed, distance, and time. Measurement and Geometry Standard Set 1.0 Students choose appropriate units of measure and use ratios to convert within and between measurement systems to solve problems. For example, constructing and reading drawings and models made to scale. Standard Set 2.0 Students compute the perimeter, area, and volume of common geometric objects and use the results to find measures of less common objects. For example, calculating the surface area of a 3D object. Standard Set 3.0 Students know and apply the Pythagorean theorem. For example, using the Pythagorean theorum to find the length of the missing side of a right triangle. Statistics, Data Analysis, and Probability Standard Set 1.0 Students collect, organize, and represent data sets that have one or more variables and identify relationships among variables within a data set by hand and through the use of an electronic spreadsheet software program. For example, calculating the upper and lower quartiles of a data set. Mathematical Reasoning Standard Set 1.0 Students make decisions about how to approach problems. For example, identifying missing information. Standard Set 2.0 Students use strategies, skills, and concepts in finding solutions. For example, the use of estimation to verify the reasonableness of calculated results. Standard Set 3.0 Students determine a solution is complete and move beyond a particular problem by generalizing to other situations. 

We think you’ll agree that this is quite some list and many adults would be nervous about facing such a test, let alone Grade 7 students! Remember to sign up for your free What2Learn account which will give you with access to a huge number of games to make learning Mathematics fun and just that little bit easier. Scores will be recorded so that teachers and parents can monitor progress towards success in the CSTs. Try out the example game below to see what we mean.
Sample game: Scores as percentages
How do you convert scores to percentages? In this interactive game you need to help the clownfish escape from the dangers of open water by answering the questions. You will need to change scores into percentages. For example, what is 10 out of 20 as a percentage.
You may use a calculator for this activity. In the example above you would type 10 / 20 x 100 = (this should give you 50%).
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