There are several sections that go into your child’s ISEE Upper Level test: the essay, mathematics, reading comprehension, verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning. The key difference between math and quantitative reasoning are the major concepts. The ISEE Upper Level Quantitative section focuses on quantitative comparisons and word problems. These use few calculations, and typically involve creative thinking in order to solve them. Therefore, they must be studied efficiently to ensure preparation for the 35-minute, 37-question test. Your child can use Varsity Tutors’ Learning Tools Question of the Day to practice quickly solving problems correctly, and determine which concepts they should be focusing on in their preparation. Through practice and preparation, your child can optimize their success on the Upper Level Quantitative portion of the ISEE.
On the Learning Tools site, your child can easily access the Question of the Day from any device that can connect to the Internet. Each question is randomly chosen from the free Upper Level Quantitative ISEE practice tests. While the question is timed, your child is permitted to take as long as they need; the timer is merely there to provide you and your child with additional data to consider when gauging their strength in a particular areas. Your child can use the Question of the Day to practice their skills every day. Since the questions rotate through, your child’s mind can actively engage with the task at hand, and they can complete them as quickly or as slowly as they need to.
With the Question of the Day, your child is given the opportunity to practice a variety of concepts on a daily basis. They can answer questions that require them to think creatively on concepts such as equation solutions, variables, data analysis, fractions, ratios, whole and parts, a wide range of different shapes, Venn Diagrams, exponents, greatest common factors, least common multiples, and a variety of other concepts. By regularly practicing with these concepts, your child can help their progression towards upper level mathematical courses. The ability to think and solve creatively is a valuable skill to carry onto college and future careers.
There are additional Learning Tools for them to choose from that can offer additional daily test review. The practice tests allow your child to practice questions from specific topics, as well as evaluate their preparation for the overall test. Flashcards can offer a stimulating and fun way to study for the test. Your child can use the Learning Tools flashcards to custom make their own for personalized studying. There are also full-length practice tests that mimic an actual exam, as well as the Learn by Concept interactive syllabus that can give your child even more stimulating practice and review on a daily basis. These are excellent tools to consider when it comes to preparing for a major test. Using the free daily test review material, your child can supplement their coursework, reinforce the skills they already know, and keep the information fresh in their mind.
Upon completing the Question of the Day, your child is given an explanation to the core concept behind the problem. They can review this to identify the “why” behind the answer, even if he or she was correct. The Upper Level Quantitative section of the ISEE is testing your child on their knowledge of how math really works, so it can be a good daily review. Varsity Tutors’ Learning Tools provide your child with a wide range of study options to allow them to prepare for the big test.
Question of the Day: ISEE Upper Level Quantitative
Square 1 is inscribed inside a circle. The circle is inscribed inside Square 2.
Which is the greater quantity?
(a) Twice the area of Square 1
(b) The area of Square 2
(a) and (b) are equal.
It is impossible to tell from the information given.
(a) is greater.
(b) is greater.