Oregon Department of Education
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Mathematics Problem Solving Tasks - Grades 3-8

Math teacher

Work samples will more effectively support student learning when they are integrated systematically into the district curriculum and are also part of classroom instruction (that is, the normal, ongoing evaluation and grading process). For example, when they are used to help summarize a unit of study or extending the concepts presented, work samples can be a natural part of classroom practices and be offered many times during the school year.

These examples of work sample tasks are aligned to the 2011-12 Mathematics Problem Solving Scoring Guide (http://www.ode.state.or.us/wma/teachlearn/testing/scoring/guides/2011-12/mathpsscoringguide_eng_1112.pdf PDF) and to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).


GRADE 2* Local Performance Assessment Tasks
OPERATIONS AND ALGEBRAIC THINKING (OA), NUMBER AND OPERATIONS IN BASE TEN (NBT) MEASUREMENT AND DATA (MD) GEOMETRY (G)
Lemonade Needing Some Change Shape House
Jellybean Counter Coin Combinations  
Sum and Difference Ty's Money  
Marvelous Money Mystery 33 cents  
Riddle Me Number Selling Marbles  
  Jolly Ranchers  

* There is no performance assessment requirement for grade 2; these grade 2 tasks are intended to give teachers examples of tasks that are aligned to the 2nd grade standards.


GRADE 3 Local Performance Assessment Tasks
OPERATIONS AND ALGEBRAIC THINKING (OA), NUMBER AND OPERATIONS IN BASE TEN (NBT) AND FRACTIONS (NF) MEASUREMENT AND DATA (MD) GEOMETRY (G)
Grandpa's Farm
Grandpa's Farm (Scored)
Green and Yellow Bus  
Trail Mix Tara and Brad's House
Tara and Brad's House (Scored)
 
Zoo Dilemma Walking Dog  
Olga's Strawberries
Olga's Strawberries (Scored)
Ribbon Reality  
Paper Route Cooper's Dogpen  
  Shaded Region  
  Rectangles in a Square  



GRADE 4 Local Performance Assessment Tasks
OPERATIONS AND ALGEBRAIC THINKING (OA), NUMBER AND OPERATIONS IN BASE TEN (NBT) AND FRACTIONS (NF) MEASUREMENT AND DATA (MD) GEOMETRY (G)
  Kyle's Corral Caper  



GRADE 5 Local Performance Assessment Tasks
OPERATIONS AND ALGEBRAIC THINKING (OA), NUMBER AND OPERATIONS IN BASE TEN (NBT) AND FRACTIONS (NF) MEASUREMENT AND DATA (MD) GEOMETRY (G)
Squares    
Jones Family Pizza    



GRADE 6 Local Performance Assessment Tasks
RATIOS AND PROPORTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS (RP), THE NUMBER SYSTEM (NS), EXPRESSIONS AND EQUATIONS (EE) GEOMETRY (G) STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY (SP)
Boys and Girls Square ABCD Ballet Class
Painting a Cube Quilt  
Darren's Trip A Work of Art  
Leaky Faucet    
The Bob and Sam Shoe Show    
Water Level    
Box Dimensions    



GRADE 7 Local Performance Assessment Tasks
RATIOS AND PROPORTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS (RP), THE NUMBER SYSTEM (NS), EXPRESSIONS AND EQUATIONS (EE) GEOMETRY (G) STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY (SP)
Rent a Truck Tricky Tiles Tetra Dice
Tetra Dice (Scored)
Elevator Express Square Pizza Puzzle Jelly Beans
Carlos' Scores Look Out Below! Alex's Tiles
    3-Digit Number



GRADE 8 Local Performance Assessment Tasks
THE NUMBER SYSTEM (NS), EXPRESSIONS AND EQUATIONS (EE), FUNCTIONS (F) GEOMETRY (G) STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY (SP)
Bags of Popcorn   Concert Craze!
Counting Chairs    
Molly's Phone    
Pass or Fail    
Marble Weigh In    
Jack's Two Plants    
Donuts Galore    
Class Act    
Shirt Prices    
Portland-Seattle Trip    



Contacts
  • Bryan Toller Email    (503) 947-5832
    Assessment - Specialist, Mathematics