Optimum for Elementary Math

Optimum for Elementary Math (Grades 3, 4,
& 5) was developed in response to the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, which includes a stronger accountability regarding student progress. States were given the task of developing their own set of standards for the subjects of math, reading, and science at each grade level. Beginning in 2005-2006, tests must be administered each year in grades 3 through 8 in math and reading to assess every student's progress toward the standards.

Optimum for Elementary Math is designed to assist teachers and parents in reviewing grade appropriate math topics, while helping to assess areas that need additional intervention. The standards addressed in this program combine several different states' recommendations along with standards suggested by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Standards include Number & Operations, Measurement, Geometry, Algebra & Patterns and Data Analysis & Probability.


  • Computer-graded multiple-choice questions
  • Open-ended question practice
  • Explanation of answers with voice and on-screen text
  • Multiple drills covering each learning standard
  • Sub-grading by standard
  • Administrative component for teachers to track student scores

Each grade (3rd, 4th, and 5th) has 275 math questions:

  • 5 mixed drills (25 questions each, mixed learning standards)
  • 5 standards drills (25 questions each, same learning standard)
  • 1 section with 25 open-ended questions (mixed standards).

Optimum for Elementary Math Requirements:


  • 486/66 or higher processor, including Intel Pentium processor
  • Windows® 95, 98, 2000, ME, or XP
  • 32 MB RAM
  • 800 x 600 color display (32-bit recommended)
  • Sound Card


  • Power Macintosh
  • Macintosh® OS 8.1 or later, or OS X
  • 30 MB RAM
  • 800 x 600 color display (32-bit recommended)
  • Sound Card

If installing to a hard drive (PC or MAC):

  • 95 MB of free hard disk space

Elementary Math Demo & Sample Questions

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