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Unit 1 Interim Assessment

Solve the problems.

1 The population of a city in 3 What is the sum of 7,447 and 1,027?


NorthCarolina is 403,892. What
A 84,641
is 403,892rounded to the nearest
thousand? B 84,614
A 410,000 C 8,474
B 404,000 D 8,464
C 403,000
D 400,000
4 What is the expanded form of 9,787?
A 9 1 7 1 8 1 7
2 A survey reported that 713,298 people B 9,000 1 780 1 7
visited the local Science Museum last
year. How can 713,298 be written in
C 9,000 1 700 1 87
word form? D 9,000 1 700 1 80 1 7
A Seventy-one thousand,
three hundred twenty-nine
B Seven hundred thirteen 5 Which number sentences are true?
thousand, two hundred Circle the letter for all that apply.
ninety-eight A 386 1 752 5 1,038
C Seven hundred thirteen, B 14,000 , 14,999
two ninety-eight
C 9,787 5 9,000 1 780 1 7
D Seven hundred thirty thousand,
two hundred ninety-eight D 98,997 . 100,001

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6 This set of place-value blocks represents a number. The value of this number can be
represented in many different ways.

Key
51

For parts ac, choose Yes or No to show whether the value is equivalent to the number
represented by the place-value blocks.
a. Two hundred forty-five Yes No
b. 200 1 140 1 5 Yes No
c. 3 hundreds 1 40 tens 1 5 ones Yes No

7 The four tallest mountains in the world are listed below.


K2 (Godwin-Austen) Kangchenjunga Everest Lhotse
28,251 feet 28,169 feet 29,035 feet 27,939 feet
Part A
Write the heights in the boxes to arrange them from greatest to least number of feet.

. . .

Part B
When Lina rounded the heights, she got the same number for all four mountains.
When Adam rounded, he got the same number for three of the mountains and a
different number for the fourth. Can they both be correct? Explain why or why not.

Part C
The fifth highest mountain is Makalu. Its height, rounded to the nearest hundred, is
27,800 feet. What is the highest that this mountain can be? How do you know?


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Performance Task CHECKLIST


Answer the questions and show all your work on separate paper.
Did you . . .
The students at Water Street Elementary School have been given Show the original
a Million Minute Reading Challenge. Students record the data and all
number of minutes that they read each day and their teachers calculations?
find the total for each grade. The chart below shows the number
Explain how you
of minutes read in the first four months of the challenge.
made your estimate?

First Second Third Fourth Fifth Write a complete


Grade Grade Grade Grade Grade letter?
Number of
98,050 30,451 100,870 145,689 120,270
Minutes

The principal of Water Street Elementary School wants a report on the schools progress. She
wants to know each grades totals to the nearest thousand and approximately how close the
school is to reaching one million minutes. Write a letter to the principal describing how close
students are to their goal and estimating how much more time they need. In the letter you
should show your work and explain your reasoning.

Reflect on Mathematical Practices


After you complete the task, choose one of the following questions to answer.

1. Persevere Which information given in this problem helped you decide how to begin?

2. Reason Mathematically How does rounding help you to solve this problem?

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unit 1 Interim Assessment Interim Assessment unit 1

Solve the problems. 6 This set of place-value blocks represents a number. The value of this number can be
represented in many different ways.

1 The population of a city in 3 What is the sum of 7,447 and 1,027?


NorthCarolina is 403,892. What Key
A 84,641 51
is 403,892rounded to the nearest
thousand? B 84,614
For parts ac, choose Yes or No to show whether the value is equivalent to the number
A 410,000 C 8,474
represented by the place-value blocks.
B 404,000 D 8,464 3 No
a. Two hundred forty-five Yes
C 403,000
b. 200 1 140 1 5 3 Yes No
D 400,000
4 What is the expanded form of 9,787? c. 3 hundreds 1 40 tens 1 5 ones 3 Yes No

A 9171817
2 A survey reported that 713,298 people B 9,000 1 780 1 7
7 The four tallest mountains in the world are listed below.
visited the local Science Museum last K2 (godwin-Austen) Kangchenjunga everest lhotse
year. How can 713,298 be written in
C 9,000 1 700 1 87 28,251 feet 28,169 feet 29,035 feet 27,939 feet
word form? D 9,000 1 700 1 80 1 7 Part A
A Seventy-one thousand, Write the heights in the boxes to arrange them from greatest to least number of feet.
three hundred twenty-nine
5 Which number sentences are true? 29,035 . 28,251 . 28,169 . 27,939
B Seven hundred thirteen
thousand, two hundred Circle the letter for all that apply.
ninety-eight A 386 1 752 5 1,038 Part B
C Seven hundred thirteen, B 14,000 , 14,999 When Lina rounded the heights, she got the same number for all four mountains.
two ninety-eight When Adam rounded, he got the same number for three of the mountains and a
C 9,787 5 9,000 1 780 1 7 different number for the fourth. Can they both be correct? Explain why or why not.
D Seven hundred thirty thousand,
two hundred ninety-eight D 98,997 . 100,001
It is possible for them to both be correct. If lina rounds to the nearest ten thousand,
she gets 30,000 feet for all four heights. If Adam rounds to the nearest thousand,

he gets 29,000 feet for everest and 28,000 for the others.
Part C
The fifth highest mountain is Makalu. Its height, rounded to the nearest hundred, is
27,800 feet. What is the highest that this mountain can be? How do you know?

The tallest Makalu can be is 27,849 feet. If it were 27,850 feet (or taller), then its
height rounded to the nearest hundred would be 27,900 feet.

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Scoring Guide And Answer Analysis


1 Solution: B; To round to the nearest thousand, look 6 Solution: a. No; b. Yes; c. Yes (DOK 2)
at the hundreds place. 8 is greater than 5, so you
7 Part A Solution:
round up to 404,000. (DOK 1)
29,035 . 28,251 . 28,169 . 27,939
2 Solution: B; Start at the left and write the number to
Part B Solution:
the first comma, followed by the name of the period
Yes; See student book page above for possible student
(thousands). Then write the three-digit number in
explanation.
the ones period. (DOK 1)
Part C Solution:
3 Solution: C; 7,447 1 1,027 5 8,474. (DOK 1)
27,849; See student book page above for possible
4 Solution: D; 9,787 has 9 thousands, 7 hundreds, student explanation. (DOK 3)
8 tens, and 7 ones. (DOK 1)
5 Solution: B; 14,000 is less than 14,999 because
9hundreds are greater than 0 hundreds.
C; The sum of 9,000 1 780 1 7 is 9,787. (DOK 1)

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PERFORMANCE TASK TEACHER NOTES


Interim Assessment unit 1
Common Core Standards: 4.NBT.A.1, 4.NBT.A.2,
4.NBT.A.3, 4.NBT.B.4 Performance Task cHecKlIST
Standards for Mathematical Practice: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 Answer the questions and show all your work on separate paper.
Did you . . .

DOK: 3 The students at Water Street Elementary School have been given
a Million Minute Reading Challenge. Students record the
Show the original
data and all
Materials: none number of minutes that they read each day and their teachers
find the total for each grade. The chart below shows the number
calculations?
Explain how you
of minutes read in the first four months of the challenge.
made your estimate?
About the Task First Second Third Fourth Fifth Write a complete
grade grade grade grade grade letter?
To complete this task, students use their understanding Number of
98,050 30,451 100,870 145,689 120,270
Minutes
of place value to round numbers and add large numbers. The principal of Water Street Elementary School wants a report on the schools progress. She
Students analyze information provided in a chart, wants to know each grades totals to the nearest thousand and approximately how close the
school is to reaching one million minutes. Write a letter to the principal describing how close
interpret their calculations, make a prediction, and students are to their goal and estimating how much more time they need. In the letter you
should show your work and explain your reasoning.
provide a reasonable argument to explain their answer.
reflect on Mathematical Practices
Getting Students Started
After you complete the task, choose one of the following questions to answer.

Read the problem out loud with students. Ask students 1. Persevere Which information given in this problem helped you decide how to begin?

if they can write the number one million on paper or at 2. Reason Mathematically How does rounding help you to solve this problem?

the board. You may even want to ask students if they


think one student could read one million minutes by
themselves. Point out the phrases to the nearest
thousand and approximately how close to be sure
that your students understand that the principal does
not need an exact number of minutes. Ask students
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students do not come up with the strategy of rounding


the number, bring this up as a class discussion. Help
your students study the chart. Ask students which
information the principal needs and whether there is
grade read the most/least minutes, and whether they
more information they could give. (SMP 3, 6)
think the school has reached its goal yet. (SMP 1)
Extension
Completing the Task
If some students have more time to spend on this
Students should first round all of the numbers. Ask
problem, you can have them solve this extension:
students to explain how to round to the nearest
thousand. A row can be added to the chart so that The chart below shows how many minutes the Water
students can record the rounded number. (SMP 2) Street Elementary School students read in the two
months after you wrote your letter to the principal.
Students should then add the five rounded numbers to
find the total estimated number of minutes. Ask First Second Third Fourth Fifth
students if rounding would be a good strategy to use Grade Grade Grade Grade Grade
when the principal wants to know the exact number of Number 49,637 16,793 51,306 70,920 59,482
minutes, or when the students are close to reaching the of
goal and need to see whether they have reached one Minutes
million yet. (SMP 3)
Estimate each grades new total to the nearest thousand.
Some students may need help writing a letter. They Then find the new total for the whole school.
should include a greeting, the body of the letter with an
answer to the principals question, an explanation of
how they came up with the answer, and a closing and
signature. Ask students if their letters include all of the

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Performance Task Sample Responses and Rubric


4-Point Solution
Dear Ms. Principal,
The students at your school have read about 495,000 minutes in the last four months. This is almost halfway to the
million minute mark! Since you didnt want an exact answer, I rounded each grades minutes to the nearest thousand.
Then I added up all of these rounded numbers to come up with 495,000.
First Second Third Fourth Fifth 98,000
Grade Grade Grade Grade Grade 30,000
Number of Minutes 98,050 30,451 100,870 145,689 120,270 101,000
Rounded Number 98,000 30,000 101,000 146,000 120,000 146,000
1 120,000
495,000 minutes
It took the students four months to reach the halfway mark. If they keep reading at this rate, they will need about
another four months to reach their goal.
Very truly yours,
Hannah

Reflect on Mathematical Practices


1. Look for an understanding that the principals request for an approximation explains why rounding is the first
step of the solution. (SMP 1)
2. Look for explanations that rounding makes the addition easier and helps you to make good estimates. (SMP 2)

Scoring Rubric
4 points The students answer is accurate and the explanation given in the letter is complete and easy to understand.
Numbers are rounded correctly and then added without error. The letter shows a good understanding of
estimation and it includes a greeting and signature.
3 points The students answer is accurate. Numbers were rounded correctly and then added without error. The
student may have had difficulty explaining her or his reasoning in the letter provided to the principal.
Language used may imply that the numbers and prediction are exact rather than estimates.
2 points The students answer is incorrect. Rounding or addition is shown with errors. A letter is provided with some
of the required elements.
1 point The students answer is incorrect. There are errors in rounding and adding, or no work is shown. The prediction
for when the goal is reached is either incorrect or missing. The letter is incomplete or does not include an
explanation of how the student found the answer.

Solution to the Extension


Minutes read in the last two months:

First Second Third Fourth Fifth 50,000


Grade Grade Grade Grade Grade 17,000
Number of Minutes 49,637 16,793 51,306 70,920 59,482 51,000
Rounded Number 50,000 17,000 51,000 71,000 59,000 71,000
1 59,000
248,000 minutes
The new total is 495,000 minutes + 248,000 minutes, or 743,000 minutes.
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