Assessments

NAEP Assessment Item, Grade 4: List fractions equivalent to given fractions

Discipline

Mathematics

Grade

4

Ohio Mathematics Academic Content Standards (2001)

Number, Number Sense and Operations Standard

Benchmarks (3–4)

B.

Recognize and generate equivalent representations for whole numbers, fractions and decimals.

Grade Level Indicators (Grade 4)

1.

Identify and generate equivalent forms of fractions and decimals. For example:
a. Connect physical, verbal and symbolic representations of fractions, decimals and whole numbers; e.g., 1/2, 5/10, "five tenths," 0.5, shaded rectangles with half, and five tenths.
b. Understand and explain that ten tenths is the same as one whole in both fraction and decimal form.

Principles and Standards for School Mathematics

Number and Operations Standard

Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems

Expectations (3–5)

recognize and generate equivalent forms of commonly used fractions, decimals, and percents;

Students are asked to identify equivalent fractions. This constructed-response question is an "easy" test item used in grade 4 of the 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress (see About NAEP). The URL link (above) takes the user to the NAEP test item, with access to performance data by various subgroups of students, a scoring guide, sample student responses, and a discussion of the content on which the item is based. The NAEP website allows users to build their own printable database of test items by clicking on

Add Questionin the upper right hand corner of the screen. NAEP Reference Number: 2007-4M9, No. 11. (sw)