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Test of Early Mathematics Ability – Third Edition (TEMA-3)

The Test of Early Mathematics Ability – Third Edition (TEMA-3; Ginsburg & Baroody, 2003) is designed to measure the informal and formal mathematics abilities of children ages 3 to 8-11.


The test allows users to identify children with learning difficulties, as well as those who are likely to develop problems in mathematics. It also yields useful information on the child’s strengths and weaknesses, suggests instructional practices based on a child’s weakness profile, and documents a child’s progress. TEMA-3 provides the user with a measure of children’s mathematics attainment, measuring the following domains in two forms of 72 items each: numbering skills, number-comparison facility, numeral literacy, mastery of number facts, calculation skills, and understanding of concepts. A book of remedial techniques (Assessment Probes and Instructional Activities) is provided, offering instructional activities to address weaknesses identified through the assessment.


Author (yr) Age Range (yrs) Method of Administration/Format Approx. Time to Administer Subscales
Test of Early Mathematics Ability – Third Edition (TEMA-3) Ginsburg & Baroody (2003) 3-9

Individually administered, norm-referenced measure of mathematics for young children; may also be used as a diagnostic instrument for older children to determine strengths and weaknesses.

Measures informal and formal concepts and skills; two forms with 72 items each.

Yields standard scores, age/grade equivalents, and percentile ranks
40 min.

Numbering Skills, Number-Comparison Facility, Numeral Literacy, Mastery of Number Facts, Calculation Skills, Understanding of Concepts

Availability: Pro-Ed,

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