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Assessments
NAEP Assessment Item, Grade 4: Relate a pictorial representation to its number
Discipline
Mathematics
2, 3, 4
Professional Commentary

Students must identify the 3-digit number represented by a collection of base ten blocks. This multiple-choice question is a sample test item used in grade 4 in the 2003 National Assessment of Educational Progress (see About NAEP). The URL link (above) takes the user directly to the NAEP test item, with access to performance data by various subgroups of students, a scoring key, and 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 Question in the upper right hand corner of the screen. NAEP Reference Number: 2003-4M10, No. 6. (sw)

Ohio Mathematics Academic Content Standards (2001)
Number, Number Sense and Operations Standard
Benchmarks (K–2)
A.
Use place value concepts to represent whole numbers using numerals, words and physical models.
Benchmarks (3–4)
A.
Use place value structure of the base-ten number system to read, write, represent and compare whole numbers and decimals.
1.
Use place value concepts to represent, compare and order whole numbers using physical models, numerals and words, with ones, tens and hundreds. For example: a. Recognize 10 can mean "10 ones" or a single entity (1 ten) through physical models and trading games. b. Read and write 3-digit numerals (e.g., 243 as two hundred forty three, 24 tens and 3 ones, or 2 hundreds and 43 ones, etc.) and construct models to represent each.