A performance task is a real-world scenario that requires students to apply learned skills and knowledge across content areas in a new or unfamiliar context. Because a performance task is an assessment, students must be given ample opportunity to learn the skills contained in the task before completing it. Students learn the skills or knowledge through daily activities and lessons, then instead of a paper-and-pencil test, students are given a performance task. The results from a performance task can then be used to identify students who need reteaching of specific standards. There are different ways to design a performance task, but my favorite is the GRASPS model.
This performance task requires students to use addition and rounding skills as they go on a shopping trip in Greece. Students are tourists on vacation in Greece with a budgeted amount to spend on souvenirs and activities. Perfect for integrating social studies and math! Students will then present their visuals of what they bought. This also ties in speaking and listening skills.
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2 Pages of Shopping Trip Items
3rd Grade Math Common Core Domain assessed through this task is:
Numbers & Operations in Base Ten.
Specific Standards are:
3rd Grade ELA Common Core Domain assessed through this task is:
Comprehension & Collaboration.
Specific Standard is:
This task can also be used for advanced 2nd graders or as a review for 4th graders.
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