Smarter Balanced Sample Items: 7th Grade Math – Claim 3

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Does the explanation make sense? Sample items highlight claim three, communicating reason, in the Smarter Balanced assessments. Teachers use the 16 items to help show pupils the importance of communication and reasoning within mathematics. The presentation is one of three covering claims 2 - 4.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Require scholars to write justifications any time they solve a problem
  • Encourage classmates to share and compare problem-solving strategies
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should be familiar with seventh grade math concepts
Pros

  • Includes answers to check—or have students check—their work
  • Contains items that use sixth grade content to highlight the reasoning aspect
Cons

  • None