Quantitative Reasoning is the second section of the ISEE and is generally considered the most difficult. In this section, students have 35 minutes to complete 38 questions or just over 55 seconds per question.
Calculators and scratch paper are not allowed on the ISEE. Calculators are strictly prohibited, and the only scratch area provided is the test booklet itself.
Word problems present math questions in paragraph format where students must correctly translate words into mathematical functions.
The tested material comes from basic number operations, algebra, and higher level math concepts such as geometry and data analysis. Our experience is that most 4th graders should have seen most of the tested concepts by the end of December of their 4th grade year.
Each question is followed by four suggested answers. Read each question and then decide which one of the four suggested answers is best.