Performance Assessment Task:
*10 Ready-to-Go Math Performance Assessments © Ruth Melendez, Scholastic Teaching Resources

Mrs. Frazzle is pulling her hair out! Her math students are having

difficulty understanding hundred thousands, ten thousands, hundreds,

tens and ones. She is asking for your help.This is what she

would like you to do:

Design a poster that uses shapes to represent ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, ten thousands, and hundred thousands.

At the bottom of the poster include a key that tells which shape goes

with which place (for example squares = ones; triangles = tens, rectangles

= hundreds, and so on).

On a piece of notebook paper, write a set of instructions that a student

could follow to determine your six-digit number. Make sure you use as

many math words as possible in your instructions.

Skills/Standards Addressed:

- Understanding ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, ten thousands, and hundred thousands

- Decomposing a number

- Writing clear and specific directions to determine the number



Performance Assessment Task:
**10 Ready-to-Go Math Performance Assessments © Ruth Melendez, Scholastic Teaching Resources

Your teacher has selected you to purchase $300.00 worth of toys

to give to the local toy drive.You may purchase any items you

wish as long as the total does not exceed $300.00. Here is your

task:

Looking at the catalogs and advertisements provided, select the items

you wish to purchase.

On a piece of paper, list the items along with their prices.

On the same piece of paper, estimate to the nearest ten the total

amount you will be spending. Remember, it must not be more than

$300.00!

Calculate the exact price.

On the same sheet of paper, calculate how much change you will get

back from $300.00.

On a separate piece of paper, write a letter to the coordinator of the toy

drive explaining why you chose to purchase will make good gifts.

Skills/Standards Addressed:

- estimating sums

- adding with regrouping

- subtracting with regrouping

- writing an effective letter

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