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Calling All 4th Grade Test Prep Detectives!

Show your evidence!..that you are the BEST test takers EVER! Here are websites for you to use to practice those “Test Prep Detective” skills so that you’ll be all ready to ace those upcoming state tests!

ELA:
Kids Detective Lab

Eye Spy – every good detective needs to brush up on those visual inference skills! (from History Detectives @ PBS.org)

MATH:
Test Quest 4 – Review problem solving strategies (’cause every detective needs a bunch of problem solving tricks!)

Test Prep Practice – get really good at sleuthing out the correct answer on multiple choice questions.

and if you’re a super sleuth: Brain Teasers! to really give your brain work out!Β (or try this easier version to give your brain a warm up or give yourself a challenge with this harder level!)

…and for an all around search website that’s kid detective friendly, check out cybersleuth-kids.com
(if you do, please post a comment about what you thought, how you used this site, etc., so that rest of the detectives can follow your lead!)

57 thoughts on “Calling All 4th Grade Test Prep Detectives!

  1. The strategy really worked because you had to take out the wrong answers then you were left with at least 2 possible answers. Thanks for posting them. πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

  2. I just LOVE the websites!!! The strategy I used to figure out the answer is by just focasing on the numbers (ex.In Janurary the average tempature in Anchorage, Alaska, is 15*F. The average tempeture in Miami, Florida, In Janurary is 67*F. What is the difference beetween these two tempatures?)and by just imagining you have a paper in your head and write it down. I just concentrated on the 67*F and the 15*F, so I wrote
    67-15=52*F. Tada! I did it without using any paper. Just do the steps I wrote and you will get everything right!!!
    SO THAT’S MY STRATEGY I USED IN ALL THESE MATH PROBLEMS TO SOLVE. Bye, see you next time!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    –Martyna, 4th grade student
    in P.S.130, Ms.Silberman’s class

  3. P.S. The strategy really worked for me on all problems too. I got all answers right!!! There was only 1 actual answer not 2 answers just 1. The math game teaches me new stuff to be a good MATHEMATICTION!!! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

  4. wow!!! rule out wrong answers is the same stradegy i use, so i just learned more, and added on my thinking.

  5. yay! im so happy were doing this detective work in this class, so were having fun and learning in class.

  6. going to this website was very fun!my stratigie was i ruled out the wrong answers or answer and it came out to be very easy for me plus the first question was easy for me.

  7. I LIKE HOW YOU PUT THE WEBSITE OF THE MATH BECAUSE IT MAKES ME GET PREPARED FO THE TEST πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

  8. I hope all the math games and test prep games will help me on my tests.And it did help me on being smart!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. The other strategy I used is when you do a problem to solve you pay attention to the problem & the question. The first game that I played which is Test Quest 4 is much funner because it tells you much more explanation on how you got the answer wrong or right!!! Test Quest Practice was also fun but there was less explanation on how you got the answer wrong!!
    P.S. The Eye Spy game was awesome to because you had to figure out what the picture is by using the clues they told you… Like a spy/detective person who looks out for clues and finds out the mystery… I wonder what the other detective game is about…???
    ————-See you next time————— –Martyna #7 3/25/11
    :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):P

  10. wow those websites actually made my vizualizing srategies. The game called Eye Spy really helped. What an awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwsome website.

  11. Sorry a i wanted to fix that sentence. its actually ‘ Wow it made my vizualizing thinking help’

  12. I learned it is really easy to figure out the answer in your mind if you just think about the question.

  13. WOW the draw out game gave me a strategy on math,to draw out MY MATH STRATEGYS ON PAPER!!The games are really ;it makes MATH FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. One of the strategies I learned was to rule out the wrong answers by crossing out 2 answers that wouldn’t be possible and try plusing the tens digit and the ones digit and look at the two numbers and try looking in the tetn and ones digit to get the right answer:)

  15. One of the strategies I learned was to rule out the wrong answers by crossing out 2 answers that wouldn’t be possible and try plusing the tens digit and the ones digit and look at the two numbers and try looking in the tetn and ones digit to get the right answer and bubble it in:)

  16. Another strategy was to do cross out the two impossible answers and the two answers that could be possible, you have to go to the question and the numbers and estimate them to the nearest ten!

  17. Hi! I was on Test Quest and I learned that when I round off that you can make it easier to find the right answer and mulltiple choice questions you can cross out the right answer.
    I likeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Test Quest : )
    I know that it will help me aloooooooot!

  18. The Test prep practice was so much fun plus it was so easy I also played the test prep game called Test Quest playing the games on that website is so much fun plus they give you a certificate for completing the game!

  19. In the math game I used the same strategy they used!!! This game helps me get better in math!!
    I just got about 1-3 answers wrong and its ok because next time I”ll know it has to be a differant answer from the wrong answer I put!!!

  20. The strategy in “Draw a Picture” really worked because it was like you had a notebook in your head so you were writing all the answers in your head. πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

  21. I am very happy that M.s.Silberman gave us websites that helped
    us a lot ,so that we can learn about math and reading.I
    looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove
    the websites.

  22. I really like game “Test Prep Practice” because it makes me learn and achieve something…like a certificate! I really like how the certifiate looks like because it is really funny how it shows that the rhinosaurus graduated!!! The strategy I used is the same strategy I used!!!

  23. Do you know that i really loooooooooooooooooooove this website because i use the stratagey i learned and i use
    it in a lot of things like reading and math i loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. The game “Test Prep Practice” unit 12 was so much fun and I liked it because the questions are detailed so it is easy to find the answers! πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

  25. I got all the answers right in test prep practice also I liked it because the questions are detailed enough for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

  26. WOWthe testperpm game helped me a lot!The graphs helped me on the problem.You should try it!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. i just love these websites they help me do my best and its awsome that its challenging! i just love some smart challenges! lol silberman!and thanks again for putting on these sites!

    -Nicole

  28. I still like test prep practice but I this time I like chapter 8 too some of the questions are easy, but some of them are hard. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  29. Every Test Prep Practice Unit is super easy! Is there anything else that’s more harder than this because all I keep on getting is the score 80?

  30. The answers that I got wrong I learned from my mistakes. Also if I get a answer like that again I will do better.

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