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Sample Items: Mathematics Grade 4

 (1) Selected Response Sample

Joe collects apples off of his family's apple tree. He collects 14 apples per week. He collects apples for 5 weeks.

Which expression can be used to find the number of apples that Joe collects?

  1. 14 + 5
  2. 14 x 5
  3. 14 ÷ 5
  4. 14 - 5

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 (2) Selected Response Sample

Talisha creates the number line below.

What fraction does point A represent on the number line?


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  2.  

  3.  

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 (3) Selected Response Sample

Jeremiah drew the angle pictured below.

What type of angle did Jeremiah draw?

  1. short
  2. acute
  3. right
  4. obtuse

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 (4) Selected Response Sample

Pat has eight straws.

Which figure could be made using all 8 straws?

  1. a cube
  2. a rectangular prism
  3. a triangular prism
  4. a square pyramid

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 (5) Selected Response Sample

Rudy's pencil is shown below.

What is the length, in inches, of the pencil?

  1. 2 inches
     
  2. 3 inches
     
  3. 3 inches
     
  4. 3 inches

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 (6) Selected Response Sample

The perimeter of the figure below is 80 inches.

What is the length, in inches, of the missing side?

  1. 8 inches
  2. 18 inches
  3. 22 inches
  4. 28 inches

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 (7) Selected Response Sample

What are the first five multiples of 6?

  1. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
  2. 6, 10, 14, 18, 22
  3. 6, 12, 18, 24, 30
  4. 1, 6, 12, 18, 24

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 (8) Selected Response Sample

Look at the numbers below.

Which list of numbers is in order from least to greatest?

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 (9) Selected Response Sample

You roll a six-sided number cube with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 dots on a side.

What is the probability of rolling the side with one dot?


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  2.  

  3.  
  4. 1

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 (10) Selected Response Sample

Rosalie measures the temperature for 8 days in a row. The temperatures are shown below.
70° 62° 75° 72° 68° 71° 66° 62°

What is the median of her data set?

  1. 62°
  2. 67°
  3. 68°
  4. 69°

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 (11) Selected Response Sample

Marcus made this graph to show his plant's growth over five days.

Between which two days did the greatest growth occur?

  1. Days 1 and 2
  2. Days 2 and 3
  3. Days 3 and 4
  4. Days 4 and 5

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 (12) Selected Response Sample

Todd and Harry are playing a game using a number cube with the numbers 1 to 6. Todd needs to roll a 4 to win. What is the probability that Todd rolls a 4 on his next roll?

  1. 1/3
  2. 1/4
  3. 1/5
  4. 1/6

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 (13) Selected Response Sample

You have flipped a penny 10 times and it has landed on heads every time. When you flip the penny the next time, what are your chances of the penny landing on heads?

  1. 1/2
  2. 1/10
  3. 2/1
  4. 10/1

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 (14) Brief Constructed Response Sample

Sarah is walking to her friend's house. She leaves her house at 3:45 and arrives at her friend's house at 5:15.

Step A

How long did it take Sarah to walk from her house to her friend's house?

Step B

Explain why your answer is correct. Use what you know about elapsed time in your explanation. Use words and/or numbers in your explanation.

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 (15) Brief Constructed Response Sample

Mary has 6 jelly beans in a bag. She has 3 red, 1 green, 1 black, and 1 yellow. She chooses a jelly bean without looking.

Step A

What is the probability that Mary picks a red jelly bean?

Step B

Explain why your answer is correct.
Use what you know about probability in your explanation.
Use words and/or numbers in your explanation.

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