School Improvement in Maryland

Sample Items: Mathematics Grade 3

 (1) Selected Response Sample

Jose is given the number sentence below.
86 - box = 49

Which number should go in the box to make the number sentence correct?

  1. 37
  2. 43
  3. 135
  4. 145

/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_math_3_001.xml

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 (2) Selected Response Sample

Pat has the following dot card pattern

If the pattern continues, what will the next dot card be?

/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_math_3_002.xml

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 (3) Selected Response Sample

Thomas is building a model of a submarine, as shown below.

Which picture shows a turn of the model?

/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_math_3_003.xml

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 (4) Selected Response Sample

Fatima draws a triangle, Cheng draws a rectangle, and George draws a pentagon, as shown below.

If the pattern continues, what is the next geometric figure that will be drawn?

  1. A hexagon
  2. A quadrilateral
  3. An octagon
  4. A pentagon

/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_math_3_004.xml

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 (5) Selected Response Sample

Look at the clock below.

What time is shown on the clock?

  1. 2:46
  2. 2:48
  3. 2:53
  4. 3:07

/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_math_3_005.xml

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 (6) Selected Response Sample

Marcus is building a stage for the school play. The stage is shown below.

What is the perimeter, in units, of the stage?

  1. 21 units
  2. 42 units
  3. 43 units
  4. 86 units

/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_math_3_006.xml

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 (7) Selected Response Sample

Martina gets $2.00 for her allowance every week. Which expression represents Martina's allowance over 4 weeks?

  1. 2 + 4
  2. 4 + 4
  3. 2 + 2 + 2 + 2
  4. 4 + 4 + 4 + 4

/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_math_3_007.xml

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 (8) Selected Response Sample

Celeste is looking at the flower sales at her store. The sales are shown below.
April - 3,107May - 3,017June - 3,007July - 3,071

Which list below shows the flower sales in order from least to greatest?

  1. 3,0073,0173,1073,071
  2. 3,1073,0173,0073,071
  3. 3,0073,0173,0713,107
  4. 3,1073,0073,0713,017

/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_math_3_008.xml

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 (9) Selected Response Sample

Diane and Charlie are playing a game with a spinner. The spinner is shown below.

What can be said about the spinner?

  1. All of the colors are equally likely.
  2. Red is more likely than yellow.
  3. Yellow is more likely than red.
  4. Red is more likely than blue.

/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_math_3_009.xml

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 (10) Selected Response Sample

Joe tossed a penny and it lands on 'heads.' Which statement is correct about his next coin toss?

  1. The penny is more likely to land 'heads.'
  2. The penny is equally likely to land 'heads' or 'tails.'
  3. The penny is more likely to land 'tails.'
  4. The penny must land on 'tails.'

/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_math_3_010.xml

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 (11) Selected Response Sample

Shauna created a pictograph, as shown below.

How many trees were planted in 2003?

  1. 3
  2. 3
  3. 30
  4. 35

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 (12) Selected Response Sample

Darryl asked his friends how many games they played during their soccer season. His results are shown below.
Susan - 8    Horace - 7    Magi - 10    Brett - 9

Which bar graph correctly shows the data?


  1.  

  2.  

  3.  

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 (13) Selected Response Sample

Which spinner below has been divided so that each number has an equally likely chance?


  1.  

  2.  

  3.  

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 (14) Selected Response Sample

Look at the shaded figure below.

shaded rectangle

What is the perimeter of the shaded rectangle?

  1. 12 units
  2. 18 units
  3. 22 units
  4. 28 units

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 (15) Selected Response Sample

Look at the shaded figure below.

figure

What is the perimeter of the figure?

  1. 20 units
  2. 28 units
  3. 32 units
  4. 34 units

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 (16) Selected Response Sample

What is the length of the line, to the nearest centimeter?

line

  1. 2 centimeters
  2. 3 centimeters
  3. 4 centimeters
  4. 5 centimeters

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 (17) Selected Response Sample

Measure the height of the can to the nearest inch.

can

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

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 (18) Selected Response Sample

On the first day of school at Bridge Elementary, 65 third graders arrived on time and 18 third graders arrived late. At Dale Elementary School, 68 students arrived on time and 17 arrived late. Which number sentence represents the relationship between the number of third graders at Bridge Elementary and the number of third graders at Dale Elementary?

  1. 65 + 18  <  68 + 17
  2. 65 + 18  >  68 + 17
  3. 65 + 18  <  68 - 17
  4. 65 - 18  >  68 - 17

/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_math_3_031.xml

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 (19) Brief Constructed Response Sample

Sharice is painting her bedroom. She wants to paint of one of the walls green.

Step A

Look at the pictures below. Chose and shade the model which will show .

Step B

Explain why your shaded picture represents . Use what you know about fractions in your explanation. Use words and/or numbers in your explanation.

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 (20) Brief Constructed Response Sample

Amber is putting a fence around her flower garden. Amber's garden is shown on the grid below.

figure

Step A

What is the perimeter of Amber's flower garden?

Step B

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

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 (21) Brief Constructed Response Sample

Look at the stapler.

stapler

Step A

What is the length of the stapler to the nearest 1/2 inch?

Step B

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

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 (22) Brief Constructed Response Sample

Casey used this giant paper clip to hold her papers together.

paper clip

Step A

What is the height of the paper clip to the nearest centimeter?

Step B

Explain how you found your answer.
Use what you know about measurement in your explanation.
Use words and/or numbers in your explanation.

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