This Smarter Balanced Sample Items: 8th Grade Math – Claim 3 assessment also includes:
Communication is the key. A dozen sample items require scholars to communicate their reasoning involved in arriving at a solution. The PowerPoint from the Gr. 8 Claim 2 - 4 Item Slide Shows series uses a variety of content to illicit explanations. Content ranges from properties of exponents to a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem.
- Ask classmates to share explanations with each other
- Have individuals come up with other problems to solve using a similar method
- Pupils should know the content from the eighth grade standards
- Contains an answer key
- The rubric explains how to distribute points for multi-part questions