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Assessment in this Unit:
On the first assessment, students will be asked to solve one multiplication problem, using the break-apart strategy.
Students will also be expected to draw an array to show one way to break apart the problem.
On the second assessment, students will be expected to write a story to go along with a given division problem.
Students will be expected to solve the division problem using the strategies we've been working on.
There will be a multiple choice portion and an open-ended portion of the End-of-Unit Assessment.
On the open-ended portion of the assessment, the children will be asked to solve three problems:
multiplication problems involving 2-digit numbers. We will be expecting
students to demonstrate an understanding of the strategies we have been
working on (breaking apart the numbers, doubling and halving, the "zero
trick", and visual representations like arrays). Students will also be
expected to show their work.
division problem with a remainder. Students will be expected to create a
story context for the problem, solve the problem, and deal with the
remainder in a way that would be appropriate in the story context the
student created. We will be looking for students to show me that they
can apply the strategies we have been working on, and show their work.
note: the standard paper-and-pencil algorithms are not a part of this
unit. They will be taught in the next multiplication & division
unit. If your child already knows how to use them, that's great. Please
encourage your child to broaden his or her thinking and try other
strategies. On the assessment, we will be looking for the students'
ability to use the strategies we have worked on in class.