It's Tuesday and time to report in on the weekend's MCAS homework--the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade each having one math question from an actual MCAS exam and then one based upon data from the Old Colony construction site across the street.
As you know, we can't show everyone's work. We don't have enough room. Here are some samples, though. Remember, you can click on the pictures to make them larger.
Here's the official 3rd grade MCAS question:
And, here is our Perkins construction site version of the same kind of problem:
Here's the official 4th grade MCAS question:
And, here is the Perkins construction site version of the same type question:
Here is the official 5th grade MCAS question:
For the fifth grade construction site problem, we all had some real challenges. We grownups may not have not have phrased that question as clearly as we should have. Some of the fifth graders, who got the original MCAS version correct, had difficulty shifting to the construction version. Hey, we're ALL learning! Guess we've all got to work a little harder...