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1.G All vs. Only some
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: First pose the question: Here are four triangles. What do all of these triangles have in common? What makes them different from the figures that are no...

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05/24/2013
1.G Grandfather Tang's Story
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Materials * A copy of Grandfather Tang's Story by Ann Tompert * One set of tangrams for each student (see note in commentary) * A set of tangrams for t...

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05/29/2013
1.MD Growing Bean Plants
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Materials - 2 clear plastic cups for each pair of students - 4 bean seeds for each pair - soil - unifix cubes - a plant or math journal to record data ...

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04/17/2013
1.NBT Comparing Numbers
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Materials A spinner with the numbers 0, 1, 2, ... 9 A spinner with the decades 00, 10, 20, ... 90 Math journal or teacher-made worksheet Pencil Actions...

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Elementary Mathematics
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04/19/2013
1.NBT Ford and Logan Add 45+36
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07/02/2018
1.NBT Number Square
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07/02/2018
1.NBT Roll & Build
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Materials For each pair: * 2 ten-sided dice with the numbers 0 to 9 or two spinners with the numbers 0 to 9 * Base-10 blocks, linking cubes, or bundled...

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Elementary Mathematics
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05/24/2013
1.NBT Where Do I Go?
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Materials Set of cards from 1-100, these can be purchased or created using a black marker and index cards Setup Sort the 1-100 cards into sequential gr...

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Elementary Mathematics
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03/16/2013
1.OA 20 Tickets
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Materials 20 counters or linking cubes per pair of students pencil copy of the problem Actions The teacher poses the problem: Bo bought 20 tickets to p...

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05/05/2013
1.OA Cave Game Subtraction
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Materials * A cup for each student to represent his/her cave * Counters * Recording sheet Actions The teacher begins by counting out a certain number o...

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Elementary Mathematics
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03/25/2014
1.OA Domino Addition
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Materials A large set of dominoes to affix to a whiteboard or place in a pocket chart, or a regular set to use on a document projector. One set of domi...

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Elementary Mathematics
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05/24/2013
1.OA Doubles?
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1.OA Fact Families
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Materials * Fact Family work sheets * Blank addition and subtraction frames (2 of each) * Numbers cards in fact-family sets Actions As a whole class, t...

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Elementary Mathematics
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09/06/2013
1.OA Fact Families with Pictures
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Write as many equations for each picture as you can. Use the numbers 4, 1, and 5. Here are some equations for this picture. 4+1=5 \hskip4em 5 = 4+1 5-1...

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Elementary Mathematics
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03/25/2014
1.OA Link-Cube Addition
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Materials * Link-cubes or snap-cubes (2 colors for each student or pair of students) * A die * Paper and pencil Actions 1. Roll the die. 2. Using a sin...

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Elementary Mathematics
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09/18/2013
1.OA Measuring Blocks
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Materials * Unifix cubes * Large blocks in different sizes or varying lengths of sentence strips Note: The large blocks or the cut-up lengths of senten...

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Elementary Mathematics
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1.OA, NBT The Very Hungry Caterpillar
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Materials The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle The students work individually or in pairs. Each student or pair needs: Three ten-frames for each s...

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Elementary Mathematics
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2.G Partitioning a Rectangle into Unit Squares
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2.G Partitioning a Rectangle into Unit Squares
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2.G Polygons
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: * Color the inside of all the triangles blue. * Color the inside of all the quadrilaterals red. * Color the inside of all the pentagons orange. * Color...

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Elementary Mathematics
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05/23/2013
2.MD Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Materials * Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst * Plastic coins * Labels for items Alexander spent his money on (attached) * Pa...

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Elementary Mathematics
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06/23/2013
2.MD Frog and Toad on the number line
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: One day, Frog and Toad were sitting together on a lily pad. Some lily pads were in a line across the pond. In the morning, Frog hopped three lily pads ...

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Elementary Mathematics
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03/16/2013
2.MD How Big is a Foot?
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Materials * How Big is a Foot? by Rolf Myller * Masking tape * Enough 12-inch (one foot) rulers for every student or pair of students * One yardstick *...

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Elementary Mathematics
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05/22/2013
2.MD Ordering Time
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Materials * Sets of 3-6 "analog clock cards," enough for each student * Sets of 3-6 "digital clock cards," enough for each student * Paper and pencil A...

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Elementary Mathematics
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05/22/2013
2.MD Visiting the Arcade
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Amy went to the arcade. At the arcade, people can buy tokens to use for the games. Amy paid \$5 to get some tokens. Show two different ways she could h...

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Elementary Mathematics
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03/24/2013
2.NBT Looking at Numbers Every Which Way
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: 127 is a number. Write it as a sum of 100's, 10's, and 1's. Write its name in words. Draw a picture to represent the number. Locate it on the number li...

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Elementary Mathematics
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05/22/2013
2.NBT Many Ways to do Addition 2
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Materials For each student: * A large index card * A pencil Action Part 1 The teacher will put up the following addition problem: \begin{align} 24 &\ \...

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Elementary Mathematics
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03/25/2014
2.NBT Number Line Comparisons
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Plot the following numbers on the number line. 456 \ \ 983\ \ 938 \ \ 425 \ \ 220 \ \ 202\ \ 799 Choose eight pairs of numbers from those you plotted o...

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Elementary Mathematics
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04/04/2014
2.OA Building toward fluency
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Materials * Whiteboard or chart paper and markers * Empty number line or magnetic cubes lined up on the whiteboard, alternating colors every 5 (see sol...

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Elementary Mathematics
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06/23/2013
2.OA Hitting The Target Number
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Materials * Number cards labeled 1-10 (attached as a PDF) Actions * Begin by playing the game as a whole class to demonstrate the rules and for student...

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Elementary Mathematics
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06/23/2013
2.OA, NBT Saving Money 2
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Louis wants to give \$15 to help kids who need school supplies. He also wants to buy a pair of shoes for \$39. How much money will he have to save for ...

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Elementary Mathematics
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01/02/2013
3.MD, 3.G, 3.NF Halves, thirds, and sixths
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: A small square is a square unit. What is the area of this rectangle? Explain. What fraction of the area of each rectangle is shaded blue? Name the frac...

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Elementary Mathematics
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05/16/2013
3.MD Finding the Area of Polygons
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Find the area of each colored figure. Each grid square is 1 inch long....

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Elementary Mathematics
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05/27/2013
3.MD How Heavy?
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07/02/2018
3.MD India's Bathroom Tiles
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3.MD Introducing the Distributive Property
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3.MD Shapes and their Insides
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Draw a purple pentagon Draw a blue shape with 3 line segments that is not a triangle. Draw an orange shape with 4 line segments that is not a quadrilat...

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Elementary Mathematics
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05/27/2013
3.NBT, 4.NBT Rounding to the Nearest 100 and 1000
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Plot the following numbers on the number line: 80 328 791 1. Round each number to the nearest 100. How can you see this on the number line? 2. Round ea...

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Elementary Mathematics
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02/18/2014
3.NBT How Many Colored Pencils?
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: There are 6 tables in Mrs. Potter's art classroom. There are 4 students sitting at each table. Each student has a box of 10 colored pencils. (A) How ma...

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Elementary Mathematics
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05/17/2013
3.NBT Rounding to the Nearest Ten and Hundred
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Plot 8, 32, and 79 on the number line. 1. Round each number to the nearest 10. How can you see this on the number line? 2. Round each number to the nea...

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02/18/2014
3.NF Comparing Fractions with the Same Denominator, Assessment Variation
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Choose each statement that is true. $\frac34$ is greater than $\frac54$. $\frac54$ is greater than $\frac34$. $\frac34 \gt \frac54$. $\frac34 \lt \frac...

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Elementary Mathematics
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03/18/2013
3.NF Comparing Fractions with the Same Numerators, Assessment Variation
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Choose each statement that is true. $\frac98$ is greater than $\frac{9}{4}$. $\frac{9}{4}$ is greater than $\frac98$. $\frac98 \gt \frac{9}{4}$. $\frac...

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Elementary Mathematics
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03/18/2013
3.NF Find 1/4 Starting from 1, Assessment Version
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: The number line below shows two numbers, 0 and 1. Where is $\frac14$ on this number line? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJ0LDgxVGfU...

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Elementary Mathematics
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03/18/2013
3.NF Find 1 Starting from 5/3, Assessment Variation
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: The number line below shows two numbers, 0 and $\frac53$. Where is 1 on this number line? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAXRjMUgiu4...

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Elementary Mathematics
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3.NF Find 7/4 starting from 1, Assessment Variation
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: The number line below shows two numbers, 0 and 1. Where is $\frac74$ on this number line? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEzH_PbHZIw...

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Elementary Mathematics
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03/18/2013
3.NF Fraction Comparisons With Pictures, Assessment Variation
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3.NF Snow Day
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Alec and Felix are brothers who go to different schools. The school day is just as long at Felix' school as at Alec's school. At Felix' school, there a...

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3.OA Finding the unknown in a division equation
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Tehya and Kenneth are trying to figure out which number could be placed in the box to make this equation true. Tehya insists that 12 is the only number...

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3.OA Fish Tanks
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Suppose there are 4 tanks and 3 fish in each tank. The total number of fish in this situation can be expressed as $4 \times 3 = 12$. Describe what is m...

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3.OA Markers in Boxes
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Presley has 18 markers. Her teacher gives her three boxes and asks her to put an equal number of markers in each box. Anthony has 18 markers. His teach...

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3.OA The Class Trip
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Mrs. Moore’s third grade class wants to go on a field trip to the science museum. * The cost of the trip is \$245. * The class can earn money by runnin...

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4.G Are these right?
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Which of the polygons are right triangles? Choose a measuring tool to help you determine this. These are right trianglesThese are not right triangles F...

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4.G Defining Attributes of Rectangles and Parallelograms
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4.G Finding Lines of Symmetry
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4.G The Geometry of Letters
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4.G What is a Trapezoid? (Part 1)
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Say what a trapezoid is in your own words. Compare your definition with a partner. Is this parallelogram a trapezoid according to your definition? Expl...

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4.G What shape am I?
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4.G What's the Point?
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4.MD,G Measuring Angles
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Draw an angle that measures 60 degrees like the one shown here: Draw another angle that measures 25 degrees. It should have the same vertex and share s...

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4.MD Margie Buys Apples
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Margie bought 3 apples that cost 50 cents each. She paid with a five-dollar bill. How much change did Margie receive?...

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4.MD Who is the tallest?
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4.NBT.1 Threatened and Endangered
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Maned wolves are a threatened species that live in South America. People estimate that there are about 24,000 of them living in the wild. The dhole is ...

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4.NBT Millions and Billions of People
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4.NBT Rounding to the Nearest 1000
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: The tick marks on the number line are evenly spaced. Label them. Plot the following numbers on the number line: 85 940 2,316 5,090 7,784 Round each num...

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4.NBT What's My Number?
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Find a number greater than 0 and less than 1,000 that: Is closer to 500 than 0, and Is closer to 200 than 500. There are many correct answers to this p...

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4.NF Cynthia's Perfect Punch
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4.NF Doubling Numerators and Denominators
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: How does the value of a fraction change if you double its numerator? Explain your answer. How does the value of a fraction change if you double its den...

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4.NF Extending Multiplication From Whole Numbers to Fractions
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4.NF Fractions and Rectangles
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: What fraction of the rectangle below is shaded? Laura says that $\frac14$ of the rectangle is shaded. Do you think she is correct? Explain why or why n...

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4.OA Multiples of 3, 6, and 7
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Make a list of the first ten multiples of 3. Which of the numbers in your list are multiples of 6? What pattern do you see in where the multiples of 6 ...

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4.OA Multiples of nine
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Stating with 9, list the first 10 multiples of 9. In the list in part (a) what patterns do you see with the digits in the 10's place? What patterns do ...

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4.OA Numbers in a Multiplication Table
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: The table below shows all the products of pairs of numbers between 1 and 9. Which numbers appear only once in the table of products? Where are these nu...

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4.OA The Locker Game
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: The 20 students in Mr. Wolf's 4th grade class are playing a game in a hallway that is lined with 20 lockers in a row. The first student starts with the...

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5.G Always, Sometimes, Never
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5.G Battle Ship Using Grid Paper
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Materials The students will need grid paper and colored pencils; some color for the ships and (for example) red for explosions on their ships and their...

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5.G Meerkat Coordinate Plane Task
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Greetings from the Kalahari Desert in South Africa! In this activity, you will learn a lot about the Kalahari’s most playful residents: meerkats. The f...

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5.G What do these shapes have in Common?
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5.G What is a Trapezoid? (Part 2)
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Niko and Carlos are studying parallelograms and trapezoids. They agree that a parallelogram is a quadrilateral with 2 pairs of parallel sides. Niko say...

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