Multiplication and Division within 100 Mini-Assessment

Author: Student Achievement Partners

  • Description
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  • This mini-assessment is designed to illustrate the important content standard 3.OA.C.7. It consists of carefully chosen fill-in-the-blank problems to address the breadth of multiplication and division facts within 100. This mini-assessment is designed for teacher to use either in the classroom, for self-learning, or in professional development settings to:
  • Gain a better understanding of assessing fluency with, and memory of, single-digit products and related quotients;
  • Use in professional development as an illustration of CCSS-aligned assessment problems; and, 
  • Evaluate students' progress toward 3.OA.C.7 in order to prepare to teach this material or to check fluency and memory near the end of the grade.

  • Making the Shifts

    How does this mini-assessment exemplify the instructional Shifts required by CCSSM?

    Focus Belongs to the major work of third grade
    Coherence Sets the stage for multiplying multi-digit whole numbers and decimals, working with fractions, ratios, proportional relationships, and algebra

    Conceptual Understanding: not targeted in this mini-assessment

    Procedural Skill and Fluency: primary in this mini-assessment

    Application: not targeted in this mini-assessment

  • Noteworthy features of this resource
    • Mathematically:
      • Uses number facts once to ensure the breadth of the standard is addressed
      • Places unknowns in all positions
      • Begins the learning trajectory toward full fluency with the multiplication and division of multi-digit whole numbers and decimals
    • As a mini-assessment:
      • Allows the teacher to evaluate students on their skill with the content in 3.OA.C.7 in order to prepare to teach 3.OA.C.7 or to check student progress after teaching 3.OA.C.7
      • Is easily altered to allow for repeated use, ensuring that students are gaining adequate practice toward fluency

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