The Upper Level Independent School Entrance Examination is used by many private, independent, and magnet schools when considering your child for admission, scholarship qualifications, and for class placement. It is imperative that your child be focused and confident when taking this challenging exam in order to best represent his abilities. Mathematics is only one of the five portions of the ISEE, but for some, it can be the most intimidating. On the Upper Level ISEE Math section, there are a total of 47 questions to be answered in a 40-minute time frame. Varsity Tutors’ Learning Tools provides a free online interactive Upper Level ISEE Math study guide to help your child prepare for the mathematics achievement portion of the test. Learn by Concept is a valuable Learning Tool structured like a syllabus, with tiers of content ranging from broad overviews of topics to more specialized subtopics. One of the benefits of Learn by Concept is the assessment it provides your child, enabling them to determine strengths and weaknesses quickly and allowing them to focus on the areas in which they need improvement.
When using the Learn by Concept tool to prepare for the mathematics achievement portion of the Upper Level ISEE, your child has the ability to practice with test content on broad topics, such as algebraic concepts, geometry, data analysis and probability, or numbers and operations. The beauty of the Learn by Concept tool is in the structure that allows your child to drill down and study even more specific subtopics if they feel as if they need to spend more time practicing with a more specific concept. For instance, within the broad topic of numbers and operations, your child could choose from subtopics including exponents, factors and multiples, and least common multiples. Plus, for each of these subtopics, there is another layer of subtopics that consists of even more detailed concepts.
When your child selects the topic or subtopic that they want to practice, Learn by Concept presents a series of ISEE Upper Level Math practice questions in multiple-choice format that simulate the actual exam. Five multiple-choice answers are provided from which to choose, followed by the correct answer and a detailed explanation that shows the formulas and work used to come to the correct conclusion. The answers are shuffled and reassigned each time your child refreshes the page or revisits the link. This reassignment strategy assists in your child’s learning process by helping to avoid memorization of the answer based on the order they are presented.
Other free Varsity Tutors’ Learning Tools available include a Question of the Day exercise and online Flashcards, which promote memorization skills. Free Upper Level ISEE Math Practice Tests are also offered in a tiered structure, but the content is presented as a timed test and provides a score for your child to monitor their progress. The Full-Length Practice Tests provide a comprehensive simulation of the actual test and also offer timed and scored results. By using all of these Learning Tools together, your child has the opportunity to create an Upper Level ISEE Math study experience to fit their unique needs.