Smarter Balanced Sample Items: 8th Grade Math – Claim 3

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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.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask classmates to share explanations with each other 
  • Have individuals come up with other problems to solve using a similar method
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should know the content from the eighth grade standards
Pros

  • Contains an answer key
  • The rubric explains how to distribute points for multi-part questions
Cons

  • None