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Old 08-27-2010, 07:36 PM
 
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Hi PTers,
I have and shared so many wonderful things on this web site that I thought I would ask all you to help me out. I am new to teaching 5th grade this year but have 20 years of teaching experience.
Well, I am in search of a source (book or online) that provides good Math Extended Response questions. My students take the ISAT in February and I do not want to wait to get them familiar with the format.
The ISAT site and materials only offers a few samples.
I would like to have atleast one per week for school so when it comes to test time it is no big deal.
Thanks PTers!


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Basically any multi-step problem will do. I just use the Mailbox 5th grade problem solving book for examples of problems. Make sure you also have them practice setting up graphs and writing about how they set them up. That has come up several times. Also, ISAT loves mean, mode, median, and range so have the kids do a few problems practicing those skills in extended response.

I wouldn't spend too much time on the actual writing out of the extended response- it just doesn't count for that much of their math test score. Instead I spend time on problem solving and showing their work as they problem solve. This will help them throughout the test. I have a graphic organizer I use to teach the explanation part of the exended response that works really well with my kids that I am attaching. Almost all of my kids (I do however teach the highest math group in our small school) receive 4's for explanation.

By the way, make sure you hit geometry hard. We have found that there is always a ton of geometry questions on the ISAT test.
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Here are a few sites to try:

http://mathlearnnc.sharpschool.com/cms/One.aspx?
portalId=4507283&pageId=5051238

http://www.mystfx.ca/special/mathproblems/grade5.html

http://www.figurethis.org/index.html

http://www.nku.edu/~mathed/mori.html

http://mathwire.com/problemsolving/probs58.html

I also like Evan Moor's Daily Word Problems book.
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