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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2014, Grade 6 Mathematics

  Question 13: Open-Response no calculator allowed
Marissa made the circle graph below to show how she spends her exercise time each week.
Circle graph titled Marissa’s Exercise Time Each Week. The parts of the circle are labeled Walking, 45 percent; Jogging, 15 percent; Bowling, 10 percent; Swimming, 10 percent; Playing basketball, unknown.
  1. What percent of her exercise time does Marissa spend playing basketball? Show or explain how you got your answer.
  2. Marissa spent a total of 240 minutes exercising last week. How many minutes did she spend walking? Show or explain how you got your answer.
  3. Marissa will spend a total of 180 minutes exercising this week. Based on the graph, how many fewer minutes will she spend walking this week than she did last week? Show or explain how you got your answer.

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

ScoreDescription
4 The student response demonstrates an exemplary understanding of the Statistics and Probability concepts involved in reading and interpreting circle graphs.
4
3 The student response demonstrates a good understanding of the Statistics and Probability concepts involved in reading and interpreting circle graphs. Although there is significant evidence that the student was able to recognize and apply the concepts involved, some aspect of the response is flawed. As a result, the response merits 3 points.
2 The student response demonstrates a fair understanding of the Statistics and Probability concepts involved in reading and interpreting circle graphs. While some aspects of the task are completed correctly, others are not. The mixed evidence provided by the student merits 2 points.
1 The student response demonstrates a minimal understanding of the Statistics and Probability concepts involved in reading and interpreting circle graphs.
0 The student response contains insufficient evidence of an understanding of the Statistics and Probability concepts involved in reading and interpreting circle graphs to merit any points.

Note: There are 2 sample student responses for Score Point 4.

Grade 6 Mathematics

Question 7: Ratios and Proportional Relationships
Question 13: Statistics and Probability

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Last Updated: January 10, 2005
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