Performance Task Title: Fifth Grade Math/ Decimals

 Submitted by: TDB 

Date: 10/14/08

 

Performance Task – GRASPS

 

GOAL- The students will examine how everyday mathematical concepts, such as comparing, ordering, and rounding whole numbers and decimals apply to sports in the real world.

 

ROLE- You and your friends will be newspaper sportswriters and create an article about a recent game using numerical data, either real or fictional.

 

AUDIENCE- You will be reporting your results to your classmate and your teacher.

 

SITUATION- Students will be divided into groups according to which sports they like.  They will search through newspapers, magazines, and other reference sources to collect numerical data about sports and players. They will convert decimals, fractions and percents; put numbers in order according to highest averages descending to lowest average and round to the greatest place value.

 

PRODUCT/PERFORMANCE- You will describe the games action, statistical highlights, and individual’s salaries.  Students will use note cards to convert fractions and percents into decimals and round. You will create an article, which will include a list comparing individual player’s statistics and salaries, put them in order according to their averages and percentages.  Last, the student will present results to the class. 

 

Sports Rubric

CATEGORY

4 Exemplary

3 Proficient

2 Acceptable

1 Limited

Mathematical

Concept:

Decimals

Fractions

Place Value

Exhibits complete

understanding of the

mathematical concept used to solve the problem(s).

Exhibits basic under-

standing of the mathematical

concept used to solve the problem(s).

Exhibits some understanding of the mathematical concept used to solve the problem(s).

Shows lack of understanding of the mathematical concept.

Explanation

Exhibits strong math reasoning skills in explaining how data was completed.

Exhibits good reasoning

skills in explaining how

the data was completed.

 

 

 

May have some difficulty

explaining how the data

 was completed.

Does not understand how to explain data.

Neatness and Organization

The work is presented in a neat, clear, organized fashion that is easy to read.

The work is presented in a neat and organized fashion that is usually easy to read.

The work is presented in

an organized fashion but

may be hard to read at

times.

The work appears sloppy and unorganized. It is hard to know what information goes together.

Content Accuracy

Fully completes each task correctly.

Completes most of the task correctly.

Completes the task but may contain some computational errors.

Shows limited understanding of task.