The purpose of the Planes & Boats – SBAC Performance Task is to familiarize students with math performance tasks in preparation for standardized testing. This task has a multitude of applications. There are six versions of the task, each has the same context but different numbers. You can use these as class activities, proficiency practice, or quizzes.
This task gives students an opportunity to draw a picture to model each situation and then calculate distance using the Pythagorean Theorem in a real world situation. Students will exhibit competence with math content standards 8.G.7, 8.EE.2, and mathematical practices standards MP1, MP2, MP4 and MP6.
The following downloads are included with this project:
- Instructions for teachers
- Planes & Boats – SBAC Performance Task (6 versions)
- Planes & Boats – Answer Key (6 versions)