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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2014, Grade 3 Mathematics

  Question 11: Open-Response no calculator allowed
Two fractions are shown below.
two-eighths   two-thirds
  1. Write a number sentence to compare two-eighths and two-thirds. Use is less than, is greater than, equals in your number sentence.
  2. Draw a model that shows your number sentence is correct.

Scoring Guide and Sample Student Work
Select a score point in the table below to view the sample student response.

ScoreDescription
2 The student response demonstrates an exemplary understanding of the Numbers and Operations - Fractions concepts involved in explaining equivalence of fractions in special cases and comparing fractions by reasoning about their size. The student writes an inequality to compare two given fractions and draws a model to show that the comparison is correct.
2
1 The student response demonstrates a fair understanding of the Numbers and Operations - Fractions concepts involved in explaining equivalence of fractions in special cases and comparing fractions by reasoning about their size. While some aspects of the task are completed correctly, others are not. The mixed evidence provided by the student merits 1 point.
0 The student response contains insufficient evidence of an understanding of the Numbers and Operations - Fractions concepts involved in explaining equivalence of fractions in special cases and comparing fractions by reasoning about their size to merit any points.

Note: There are 2 sample student responses for Score Point 2.

Grade 3 Mathematics

Question 11: Number and Operations-Fractions
Question 18: Measurement and Data

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Last Updated: September 1, 2015
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