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Performance Tasks for Algebraic Thinking for K- 5

This section contains a number of questions for students to answer. The tasks also contain the specific Sunshine State Standards being used. These tasks were originally developed as part of a DOE supported project, Algebraic Thinking for K-5, directed by Dr. Michael Hynes at the University of Central Florida.

Introduction
Lizards and Snakes: working with logic
Pocket Count: analyzing graphs
Quilting Pattern: determining patterns on a quilt
Seating Problem: arranging seats at a table according to a pattern
Seal Problem: deciding how much a cube and a cone weigh
Stairs: building sets of stairs, creating patterns with stairs

In this section, objectives are provided to achieve a mathematical goal. Each lesson plan is correlated to the Sunshine State Standards and included a list of materials needed, recommendations for student arrangement, and performance criteria. These tasks were originally developed by Pinellas County teachers.

Elementary Mathematics Performance Tasks Overview: what are performance tasks and how can they be scored?
Adding and Subtracting Decimals: constructing a bar graph, analyzing data
Adding and Subtracting Fractions: adding and subtracting fractions with like and unlike denominators
Dividing Whole Numbers: 1-Digit Divisors: dividing by 1-digit numbers, finding mean, median and mode
Dividing Whole Numbers: 2-Digit Divisors: dividing by 2-digit divisors, solving to find the least and greatest quotient
Geometry: understanding intersecting, parallel and perpendicular lines, identifying angles, symmetry and congruency
Ratio and Probability: finding the probability of an event
Multiplying and Dividing Decimals: multiplying whole numbers by decimals, dividing decimals by whole numbers
Multiplying and Dividing Fractions: multiplying whole numbers and fractions, working with range of numbers
Multiplying Whole Numbers: multiplying up to 5-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers, finding area
Understanding Fractions and Mixed Numbers: reading and writing fractions and mixed numbers, estimating lengths
Understanding Numbers: reading and writing whole numbers to billions, comparing whole numbers
Using Addition and Subtraction: estimating and calculating sums and differences of 3-digit to 6-digit numbers