Thursday, April 1, 2010

Math problems of the week: 3rd grade assessment, Pennsylvania vs. Singapore

In honor of this year's pending Pennsylvania State Assessment Tests (to be administered this month):

I. The sample measurement subtest in Pennsylvania Test Prep Grade 3, proclaimed as "aligned to state and national standards" (p. 110):

2. The Singapore Math Placement Test for students at the end of 3rd grade:

3. Extra Credit:

Below are the Mathematical Reasoning and Connections standards from the Pennsylvania State Standards, excerpted from Pennsylvania Test Prep Grade 3 (p. 107). Based on the Singapore Placement test above, extrapolate the corresponding Standards for Singaporean 3rd graders.

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