Constructed Response Questions
- Johnny has a chocolate bar with 8 equal pieces. He ate
2 pieces and gave three pieces to a friend. What fraction
of the bar is left? Explain how you got your answer.
- There are 13 cubes in a bag. 4 of the cubes are yellow.
There are twice as many red cubes as green cubes. How many
cubes of each color are there total?
- There are 108 students in the 5th grade. At the end of
year party the teachers order 12 different kinds of ice
A. If they order an equal number of servings of each flavor,
how many servings of each flavor should the teachers order?
Show or explain how you got your answer.
B. Each serving costs $0.63. What is the total cost for
all 108 students? Show or explain how you got your answer.
- Mrs. Smith’s students had a reading competition
to see who could read the most in one night. Two of the
students’ times are shown in the table below.Student
Total Time Read José 2 hours 35 minutes Shontelle
3 hours 47 minutes.
A. Recreate the table to show each student’s total
time read in minutes. (60 min=1 hr). Show or explain how
you got your answer.
B. For how many seconds did José read? (60 sec= 1
min) Show or explain how you got your answer.
- Kerri has to be to school by 8:30. It takes her 5 minutes
to brush her teeth, 10 minutes to shower, 20 minutes to
dry her hair, 10 minutes to eat breakfast and 25 minutes
to walk to school. What time will she need to get up?
- Andy wants to sort his football cards into boxes that
hold 50 cards each. He has 620 football cards. First, he
gave 78 to his little brother. He put the rest into the
boxes. About how many boxes will Andy need to hold all his
- Use a Table Question: You save $3 on Monday. Each day
after that you save twice as much as you saved the day before.
If this pattern continues, how much would you save on Friday?
Strategy: You need to know that you save $3 on Monday. Then
you need to know that you always save twice as much as you
find the day before.
How can you solve the problem? You can make a table like
the one below. List the amount of money you save each day.
Remember to double the number each day.
- Jenny is training for a race. On Day 1, she ran 5 miles,
which was 1/3 the distance she ran on Day 3, and 1/ 2 the
distance she ran on Day 2. How many miles did she run over
the 3-day period?
- In June 2000, a sixth-grade class planted a tree in the
schoolyard. The tree grew about 3 inches a year. If the
tree was 38 inches high in June 2005, about how high was
the tree when it was planted?
- Joe made a frozen yogurt shake with 10 ounces of milk
and some strawberry frozen yogurt. He used the mixture to
fill three 5-ounce glasses and had 2 ounces left over. How
much frozen yogurt did he use?