Reading a Book

Riley is reading a book that has twenty pages. Riley reads twelve pages before lunch. Riley reads five pages after lunch. Riley says she read seventeen pages in her book. Is Riley correct? Show all your mathematical thinking.

Plan

Underlying Mathematical Concepts

Possible Problem-Solving Strategies

Formal Mathematical Language and Symbolic Notation

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Possible Solutions

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Assess

Anchor Papers

Novice

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Apprentice

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2

Practitioner

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2

Expert

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This student does not meet the standard.

Novice 1

Scoring Rationale

Problem Solving

Novice

The student's strategy of diagramming 49 pages would not work to solve the task. The student's answer, "no," is not correct.

Reasoning & Proof

Novice

The student does not show correct reasoning of the underlying concept of addition. The student does not combine a set of 12 pages with a set of five pages to determine if the total pages read was 17.

Communication

Novice

The student does not use any mathematical language to communicate their reasoning and proof.

Connections

Novice

The student does not make a mathematically relevant observation about their solution.

Representation

Apprentice

The student attempts to make a diagram, but it is not accurate. The scribing states that the student first diagrams 20 pages, 12 pages, and 17 pages.

Overall Achievement Level:

Novice

This student does not meet the standard.

Apprentice 1

Scoring Rationale

Problem Solving

Apprentice

The student's strategy of diagramming 12 and five pages would work to solve the task. The student's answer, "No," is not correct.

Reasoning & Proof

Practitioner

The student shows correct reasoning of the underlying concept of addition. The student understands that the task requires adding 12 and five pages to determine if the total is 17. The student diagrams only 11 pages in the first two rows, which causes an addition error that leads to an incorrect answer.

Communication

Practitioner

The student correctly uses the mathematical terms diagram and key. The student does not earn credit for the term more, as the student's connection is incorrect.

Connections

Apprentice

The student attempts to make a mathematically relevant observation about their solution, "She can read 4 more (student drew a square to represent a book page)." This is an incorrect connection. The student can read three more pages.

Representation

Apprentice

The student's strategy of diagramming pages read is appropriate to the task but is not accurate. The student only diagrams 11 pages instead of 12 in the first two rows. The student provides a key to define the pages.

Overall Achievement Level:

Apprentice

This student does not meet the standard.

Apprentice 2

Scoring Rationale

Problem Solving

Practitioner

The student's strategy of using a tally chart to indicate the pages read before and after lunch works to solve the task. The student's answer, "yes," is correct.

Reasoning & Proof

Practitioner

The student shows correct reasoning of the underlying concept of addition. The student understands that the task requires adding 12 and five pages to determine if the total is 17.

Communication

Practitioner

The student correctly uses the mathematical terms tally chart, key, before, after.

Connections

Novice

The student solves the problem and stops without making a mathematically relevant observation.

Representation

Practitioner

The student's tally chart is appropriate to the task and accurate. A key defines each tally mark as a page and all entered data is accurate.

Overall Achievement Level:

Apprentice

Note:

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This student meets the standard.

Practitioner 1

Scoring Rationale

Problem Solving

Practitioner

The student's strategy of using a tally chart to indicate the pages read before and after lunch works to solve the task. The student's answer, "yes," is correct.

Reasoning & Proof

Practitioner

The student shows correct reasoning of the underlying concept of addition. The student understands that the task requires adding 12 and five pages to determine if the total is 17.

Communication

Practitioner

The student correctly uses the mathematical terms diagram, key, before, after, more, less.

Connections

Practitioner

The student makes mathematically relevant observations. The student writes 12 – 5, 10 – 5 = 5, 5 + 2 = 7 more. The student states, "See, Riley reads seven more pages in the morning. She reads less in the afternoon." The student writes 20 – 17, 20 – 10 = 10, 10 – 7 = 3 more. The student states, "Riley has to read three more pages to finish her book."

Representation

Practitioner

The student's diagram is appropriate to the task and accurate. A key defines the pages. The scribing also indicates that the student uses a Rekenrek to model their number combinations in their connections.

Overall Achievement Level:

Practitioner

This student meets the standard.

Practitioner 2

Scoring Rationale

Problem Solving

Practitioner

The student's strategy of using a tally chart to indicate the pages read before and after lunch works to solve the task. The student's answer, "yes," is correct.

Reasoning & Proof

Practitioner

The student shows correct reasoning of the underlying concept of addition. The student understands that the task requires adding 12 and five pages to determine if the total is 17.

Communication

Practitioner

The student correctly uses the mathematical terms tally chart, time, before, after, dozen.

Connections

Practitioner

The student makes a mathematically relevant observation, "12 is a dozen pages."

Representation

Practitioner

The student's tally chart is appropriate to the task and accurate. If a tally mark represents one (page), a key is not necessary.

Overall Achievement Level:

Practitioner

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This student exceeds the standard.

Expert 1

Scoring Rationale

Problem Solving

Expert

The student's strategy of using a diagram to indicate the pages read before and after lunch works to solve the task. The student's answer, "Yes," is correct. The student verifies their answer with two number lines and a tally chart. The student also explores the Even + Odd = Odd rule.

Reasoning & Proof

Expert

The student shows correct reasoning of the underlying concept of addition. The student understands that the task requires adding 12 and five pages to determine if the total is 17. The student verifies their answer and explains the Even + Odd = Odd rule.

Communication

Expert

The student correctly uses the mathematical terms diagram, key, before, after, more, dozen, even, odd, number line, tally chart, time, rule.

Connections

Expert

The student makes the mathematically relevant observations, "a dozen," "12 even," "5 odd," and, "18, 19, 20-p left is 3." The student verifies their answer by using a number line to show 12 pages plus five pages, and a number line to show 20 pages subtract three pages with the number sentence 20 – 3 = 17. The student states, "I keep getting 17 pages so I know Riley is correct." The student then states, "I have plan 4. A tally chart. I will go do that." The student completes a tally chart and states, "This was easy to count. It is like 5, 5, 5, 2. 10, 5 is 15 then 2 more is 17." The student then states a rule, "E + O = O." The student shows how this rule is correct with 12 + 5 = 17 and 12 + 3 = 15 and states, "I see it works."

Representation

Expert

The student's diagram is appropriate to the task and accurate. A key defines the pages. The student's two number lines are also appropriate to the problem and accurate. The numbers are defined as pages and the student correctly "jumps" each page correctly. The student also creates an appropriate and accurate tally chart. The student uses the number lines and tally chart to verify that the student's answer is correct.

Overall Achievement Level:

Expert

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