Friday, March 20, 2015

Math problems of the week: Common Core-inspired test questions

Another from the sample 3rd grade math test from Smarter Balanced Assessments, which is developing Common Core tests for 31 states:

Extra Credit:

Compare the problem's mathematical challenge to the challenge of figuring out what exactly it's asking about.

(Maybe it's just me, but I had to reread it a couple times, and I've had a bit more experience interpreting math problems than your average 3rd grader).

1 comment:

Barry Garelick said...

The shaded area can be ocnfusing, leading students to think that THAT was the design she was trying to make.