ShortAnswer Items
 Draw a line from each set of equal groups to the number sentence that describes it.
 Draw a representation for each number sentence (or equation).
6 × 2 = ___
4 × 4 = ___
Read the stories. Draw a representation; then write a number sentence to show how to solve it.
 5 cars are parked in the parking lot. If each car has 4 wheels, how many wheels are there in the parking lot?
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 3 students have 3 pencils each. How many pencils do they have altogether?
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Show using pictures, counters, or words and write the number sentence:
 Five groups of three
 Seven groups of two
 Four groups of four
ShortAnswer Key:
 Draw a line from each set of equal groups to the number sentence that describes it.
 Draw a representation for each number sentence (or equation).
6 × 2 = 12 (representations may vary)
4 × 4 = 16 (representations may vary)
Read the stories. Draw a representation; then write a number sentence to show how to solve it.
 5 cars are parked in the parking lot. If each car has 4 wheels, how many wheels are there in the parking lot?
5 × 4 = 20 (representations may vary)
 3 students have 3 pencils each. How many pencils do they have altogether?
3 × 3 = 9 (representations may vary)
Show using pictures, counters, or words and write the number sentence:
 Five groups of three
5 × 3 = 15 (representations may vary)
 Seven groups of two
7 × 2 = 14 (representations may vary)
 Four groups of four
4 × 4 = 16 (representations may vary)
Performance Assessment:
Materials:
 manipulatives
 paper and pencils
 document camera or overhead projector
Procedure:
Hand out a blank piece of paper to each student.
Put the following question on an overhead or under the document camera:
Show how you solved this problem by using pictures, numerals, or words.
“Target has 4 tricycles. Each tricycle has 3 wheels. How many wheels do they have all together?”
The student should show his/her work and explain how s/he solved the problem.
Performance Assessment Key and Scoring Rubric:
Possible responses may include:
4 + 4 + 4 = 12
4 × 3 = 12
(representations may vary)
Points

Description

4

 Model of work is clear and accurate.
 Verbal explanations are thorough, detailed, and clear.
 Student displays excellent understanding of the questions, mathematical concepts, and processes.
 Student performs beyond the problem requirements and possibly demonstrates multiple methods or solutions.
 Written number sentence is accurate.

3

 Model of work is clear and accurate.
 Verbal explanations are thorough.
 Student displays appropriate understanding of the questions, mathematical concepts, and processes.
 Written number sentence is accurate.

2

 Model of work is unclear or has minor mistakes.
 Verbal explanations are present but lacking some detail.
 Student displays partial understanding of the questions, mathematical concepts, and processes.
 Written number sentence is inaccurate.

1

 Model of work is unclear and inaccurate.
 Verbal explanations are incomplete and lack detail.
 Student displays little understanding of the questions, mathematical concepts, and processes.
 Written number sentence is inaccurate.

0

 Model of work is not attempted.
 Verbal explanations are illogical or not present.
 Student displays no understanding of the questions, mathematical concepts, and processes.
 Written number sentence is missing.
