Fractions Task 3
Task 3: Jim has 3/4 of a yard of string which he wishes to divide into pieces, each 1/8 of a yard long. How many pieces will he have?
- How did you solve the problem and how might students solve the problem?
- Look at the student solutions from a US national assessment and explain what 70% of responding 4th grade students might have been thinking when they answered the above question incorrectly.
Task 3 Student Solutions
|Answer Options||Percent of Age 13 Students Who Chose Answer|
* Correct answer