Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System
Practice Test
Mathematics
GRADE 6
Student Name
School Name
District Name
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This is a practice test. Your responses to practice test questions must be recorded on your Practice Test Answer Document.
Mark only one answer for each multiple-choice question. If you are not sure of the answer, choose the answer you think is best.
HOW TO ANSWER OPEN-RESPONSE QUESTIONS
• Read all parts of each question carefully.
• Make each response as clear, complete, and accurate as you can.
• Check your answers.
Mathematics
DIRECTIONS
This practice test contains one multiple-choice question, one short-answer question, and one open-response question. Mark your answers to these questions in the spaces provided on pages 5 and 6 of your Practice Test Answer Document.
1 For 4 weeks, Ms. Gonzalez’s class collected canned food for a food bank.
• The class collected 16 cans during the first week.
• During each week after the first week, the class collected 12 more cans than they had collected the week before.
Based on the information above, which of the following tables correctly displays the number of cans of food the class collected during each week?
A. Cans Collected by Ms. Gonzalez’s Class
Week Number of Cans Collected during the Week
1 16
2 12
3 12
4 12
B. Cans Collected by Ms. Gonzalez’s Class
Week Number of Cans Collected during the Week
1 16
2 28
3 40
4 52
C. Cans Collected by Ms. Gonzalez’s Class
Week Number of Cans Collected during the Week
1 16
2 12
3 24
4 26
D. Cans Collected by Ms. Gonzalez’s Class
Week Number of Cans Collected during the Week
1 16
2 32
3 64
4 128
Question 2 is a short-answer question. Write your answer to this question in the box provided on page 5 of your Practice Test Answer Document. Do not write your answer on any other page. You may do your figuring on any other page.
2 Write 84 as a product of prime numbers.
Question 3 is an open-response question.
• BE SURE TO ANSWER AND LABEL ALL PARTS OF THE QUESTION.
• Show all your work (diagrams, tables, or computations) in your Practice Test Answer Document.
• If you do the work in your head, explain in writing how you did the work.
Write your answer to question 3 in the space provided on page 6 of your Practice Test Answer Document.
3 Paul bowled 6 games today. His scores are listed in the table below.
Paul’s Bowling Scores
Game Score
1 158
2 124
3 110
4 167
5 146
6 165
a. What was Paul’s median score for the 6 games? Show or explain how you got your answer.
b. What was Paul’s mean score for the 6 games? Show or explain how you got your answer.
c. Paul will bowl one more game. What is the minimum score Paul must achieve in the next game so that his mean score for all 7 games is at least 150? Show or explain how you got your answer.
MASSACHUSETTS COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM
Grade 6 Mathematics
Practice Test Answer Document
Marking Instructions
School Name: •Use a No. 2 pencil only.
District Name: •Do not use ink, ballpoint, or felt tip pens.
Last Name of Student: •Make solid marks that fill the circles completely.
First Name of Student: •Erase cleanly any marks you wish to change.
•Make no stray marks on this form.
•Do not fold, tear, or mutilate this form.
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