Match Quantity Overview
Match Quantity assesses a student's ability to correctly identify the symbol/numeral representing a given quantity. This task differs from Numeral Identification in that students are making a connection between quantity and numeral, instead of the symbol and the name of the numeral.
Development of the Match Quantity measure for earlyMath was guided by the design of the Match Quantity Fluency (MQF) experimental measure as described by Methe, Hintze, and Floyd (2008). The results of Methe et al. (2008) suggest that fall performance on match quantity tasks is strongly correlated (r = .72) with spring teacher ratings of students' curricular mastery. In addition, the results showed that fall and winter MQF scores were moderately correlated with spring TEMA-3 scores. Match Quantity is designed for screening and progress monitoring.
There are 20 items, and this is a one-minute timed assessment. Each item is organized with an array of blue dots (3/4 inch in diameter) on the left side of the student stimulus page and a 2 x 2 matrix of numerals on the right side of each page. Dot arrays between 1 and 10 were used for this assessment. Arrays containing 1 to 6 dots have both scattered and ordered configurations, while arrays containing 7 to 10 dots are presented in an ordered configuration.
Before administering the earlyMath - Match Quantity subtest, be sure to download the student forms from the Training & Resources tab in the FastBridge system.
Select the Downloads tile under the Training & Resources tab.
Then, select Download resources under earlyMath.
Finally, click on the PDF icon under the MQ column, in the Administrator row.
The student form looks like this.
To administer this assessment for the purpose of universal screening:
- Log in to the FastBridge system as a teacher.
- Go to the Screening tab.
- Select the earlyMath assessment.
- Select the MQ column from the earlyMath Screening page.
To administer this assessment for purposes of progress monitoring:
- Log into the FastBridge system as a teacher or a specialist.
- Go to the Progress Monitoring tab.
- Use the filters to find the correct assessment group of students.
- Select Start for the desired student and choose a Form.
For more information about the earlyMath - Match Quantity subtest complete the online earlyMath course found in the Training & Resources section of the FastBridge system.
To do so, navigate to the Training & Resources tab, and click on the earlyMath course tile.
Then select the Match Quantity option on the vertical menu. Complete Lessons 1 through 8 in order to certify in the earlyMath - Match Quantity subtest.