




Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System
2016, Grade 5 Mathematics
Question 11: OpenResponse 

Reporting Category: Number and Operations In Base Ten Standard: Mathematics.5.NBT.2.07  Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used. 
Terry is making meatballs for a family dinner. He needs ground turkey and ground beef to make the meatballs. Ground turkey costs $4.50 per pound. Terry buys 2.6 pounds of ground turkey.  What is the total cost, in dollars, for 2.6 pounds of ground turkey? Show or explain how you got your answer.
Terry needs 5.5 pounds of ground beef to make the meatballs. He has 2.75 pounds of ground beef at home.  What is the total number of pounds of ground beef that Terry needs to buy? Show or explain how you got your answer.
Terry has a total of 8.1 pounds of meat to make meatballs. He will use 0.3 pound of meat to make each meatball.  What is the total number of 0.3pound meatballs Terry can make with 8.1 pounds of meat? 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.
Score  Description 
4 
The student response demonstrates an exemplary understanding of the Number and Operations in Base Ten concepts involved in adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals to hundredths. The student uses decimals to solve a realworld problem. 
4 
3 
The student response demonstrates a good understanding of the Number and Operations in Base Ten concepts involved in adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals to hundredths. 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 Number and Operations in Base Ten concepts involved in adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals to hundredths. 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 Number and Operations in Base Ten concepts involved in adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals to hundredths. 
0 
The student response contains insufficient evidence of an understanding of the Number and Operations in Base Ten concepts involved in adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals to hundredths to merit any points. 
Note: There are 2 sample student responses for Score Point 4.
Grade 5 Mathematics
 Question 11: Number and Operations In Base Ten
 Question 17: Measurement and Data
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Last Updated: October 13, 2017


