The Mathematics Common Core Toolbox – PRACTICE TEST ITEMS GRADE 6
GRADE 6 – Cake Weighing
This four-part task addresses multiple standards. It also provides a novel situation in an authentic context that all students can understand, even though it is not likely to be in their everyday experience.
GRADE 6 – Gasoline Consumption
This three-part task involves the critical skill of using multiple representations. It requires that students represent and solve a problem, and then reason from those representations to make comparisons and draw conclusions.
This task is engaging both mathematically and contextually and allows for multiple possible solution strategies. It exemplifies three different machine-scorable formats: drag and drop, fill in the blank, and single-answer multiple choice.
GRADE 6 – Inches and Centimeters
The multiple-answer, multiple-choice format allows for scoring of deeper thinking than is typically possible in a single-answer, multiple-choice format—students must consider each answer choice individually. The answer choices require that students translate among various representations of a proportional relationship, including ratio language and equations.