Build in your students the “habits of mind” of mathematically proficient thinkers as they explore with fraction expression with this quick one-page assessment task.
This free product is a sample task from the Finding Fraction of a Number set of my Mastering the Practices: Instruction & Assessment Tasks
I designed the tasks in this set as a way to have my students explore an area of mathematical content in a way consistent with the behaviors described by the eight Standards for Mathematical Practices –
1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and qualitatively.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
4. Model with mathematics.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
6. Attend to precision.
7. Look for and make use of structure.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
Included in this free sample is a one-page assessment task, a generic math rubric that can be used to evaluate student performance, a student evaluation checklist that presents the criteria form the rubric in kid-friendly language, and a scoring guide for the task.
The full set – based around examining fractional parts of a number – contains five sequenced instructional tasks, along with supplementary materials such as a teacher guide, a scoring guide, and instructional resource sheets, and five one-page assessment tasks that correspond to the instructional tasks, each of which corresponds to one of the instructional tasks.
Each task integrates one or more of the mathematical practices (MPs) with the content. The content, in this case, is finding a fraction of a number, with the focus on using unit fractions.
The assessment task included in this free product is the third of the five tasks in the full product, placing this at mid-level difficulty. The full product has a corresponding instructional task that addresses similar concepts as this assessment task, as well as two pairs of tasks that are easier than this one and two tasks that extend to comparing fractions equations and expressions.
If you find this task one that would be useful for your students, please check out Mastering the Practices: Instruction & Assessment Tasks
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me through TPT. I would welcome any feedback you can provide after you have had a chance to review or try out the materials.
Thanks – Dennis McDonald