5th Grade Placement Prep

In previous years La Entrada administered 5th-grade math placement testing (usually right after spring break) to determine which math classes students will be placed in 6th grade.  The great news is that no matter where your child is placed, they will have the opportunity to take Calculus in high school.  Our most important advice: DON’T STRESS!!


1. Study guide only: $30

This 50-page study guide is specifically designed for the La Entrada 5th grade placement tests.  Developed by expert math coach, Paula Hamilton, who has led many students through this process.  She’s included her best test-taking strategies, tips and tricks and fifth-grade materials review, introduced key sixth-grade math topics and provided challenging problem sets to ensure mastery. Topics include ratios, algebra, geometry,  percent applications, introduction to negative numbers and extensive fraction exercises. Study guide delivered to your email within 24 hours of ordering.

2.  Study guide with 1 group study session: $70

In addition to the study guide, you choose one Sunday study session for your child to attend. These are structured hours including additional instruction and exercises to advance your student’s mastery.  Students will bring their study guides and any questions they may have to the session.

3.  Study guide with 2 group study sessions: $100 ($10 Discount!)

Get maximum impact for your student by signing up for both study sessions.  Sessions are scheduled 2 weeks apart so your student has time to practice at home and arrive at second session with remaining questions and mastery challenges.  We’ll help your student do their best on this important placement test! Includes study guide and sessions described above.

Group study sessions held March 11 & 25 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm – Max 10 students per class

If you would like your student to move beyond what you think their current placement level will be, this will require a lot of family support.  For the most part, fifth-grade students aren’t independent, self-directed learners.  Those students who advance to their next level usually have significant family support and/or enrichment support.
We’re not recommending that everyone try to advance their student to the next level.  All students will receive an excellent middle school math education no matter what level they are at or which school they attend.  Mathitude offers our study guide and group study sessions only in support of whatever family/student goals you may have.