Writing Task 6.NS.7

This Writing Task 6.NS.7 assessment also includes:

Temperature data for Anchorage, Alaska offers an excellent context for assessing young mathematicians' understanding of integers. After first looking at a table of the record low temperatures for each month of the year, students are asked to simply identify which month is coldest. This brief formative assessment would make a perfect supplement to the introductory lesson of a unit on integers, with the results helping to guide instruction during the following lessons.

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CCSS: Designed


  • Requires pupils to provide a written explanation in support of their answer
  • Resource includes two copies of the exit card on a single page
  • Temperature data includes both single- and double-digit integers

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Common Core