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Mathematics – Grade 8 Released Items Fall 2007

Mathematics – Grade 8 Released Items Fall 2007


Mathematics – Grade 8 Released Items Fall 2007
Mathematics – Grade 8 Released Items Fall 2007
Mathematics – Grade 8 Released Items Fall 2007
Mathematics – Grade 7 Released Items Fall 2007
Mathematics – Grade 7 Released Items Fall 2007

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ADAPTING MEAP RELEASED ITEMS FOR
INSTRUCTION

Consider one of the MEAP released items

What do you think about this task in terms of its level of cognitive demand?

How might you modify it to make it more cognitively demanding?

How would you use this modified item?

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CONNECTING MEAP RELEASED ITEMS TO
INSTRUCTION

Consider the following MEAP released items

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at first.

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CONNECTING MEAP RELEASED ITEMS TO
INSTRUCTION

Making Connections: Consider Problem #17


If the problem represents a proportional situation, how are the two quantities
related multiplicatively?

What mathematical understanding is this item assessing?

What kind of mathematical thinking might lead students to choose an incorrect


option?

How might you address students’ incorrect thinking on this item? What question(s)
might you ask? What comment(s) might you make? What task(s) might you
propose?

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CONNECTING MEAP RELEASED ITEMS TO
INSTRUCTION

Making Connections: Consider Problem # 15, #23, or #39


If the problem represents a proportional situation, how are the two quantities
related multiplicatively?

What mathematical understanding is this item assessing?

What kind of mathematical thinking might lead students to choose an incorrect


option?

How might you address students’ incorrect thinking on this item? What question(s)
might you ask? What comment(s) might you make? What task(s) might you
propose?

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