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Orange County Public Schools

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To Conquer the FCAT Know question formats Avoid common gridding mistakes Practice using FCAT Reference Sheet and FCAT calculator Daily FCAT vocabulary and rigor PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE!

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Four Minute Gridding Activity %

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Sunshine State Standards Mathematics Test FCAT Question Formats and Approximate Number of Questions by Grade Level Grade MCGRSR & ER None None None None

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*1996( OLD ) standards and 2007( NGSSS ) field tested items will be assessed.

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Changes to Gridding on the 2010 FCAT!

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Grade 4 Gridded-response items appear in Grade 4 for the first time; Sessions 70 minutes each

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OLD NEW 4- and 5- column whole number grids Percent Currency grids Decimal grids Grade 5 Old and new grid types will be used at Grade 5

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OLD NEW Grade 6 Old and new grid types will be used at Grade column6 - column

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OLD NEW Grade 7 Old and new grid types will be used at Grade column 6 - column Negative

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OLD Grade 8 Old and new grid types will be used at Grade column Negative

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OLD Grade 10 Old and new grid types will be used at Grade column Negative

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OLD Grade 9 and Retakes will not change Old grids will be used! The rules for gridding will not change for 9 th grade and Retakes No Changes To Grade 9 & Retakes Assessment

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Performance Tasks Short Response (SR) 2 points each Extended Response (ER) 4 points each Multiple Choice (MC) 1 point each Gridded Response (GR) 1 point each

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About 23% of the questions were gridded response for the Elementary Mathematics Test About 32% of questions were gridded response for the middle high school Mathematics Test Composition of released FCAT Test

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4 th and 5 th grades have grids!

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Answer boxes Number bubbles

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Answer boxes

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Number bubbles

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Answer boxes Fraction bar Decimal point Number bubbles OLD

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Answer boxes Fraction bar Decimal point Number bubbles NEW

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Answer boxes Fraction bar Decimal point Number bubbles Negative sign NEW

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How to Complete the Response Grid 1.Work the problem and find the answer. 2.Write your answer in the answer boxes at the top of the grid. Print your answer with the first digit in the left answer box. Do NOT leave a blank answer box in the middle of an answer. Be sure to write a decimal point or fraction bar in the answer box if it is a part of the answer.

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How to Complete the Response Grids 3.Fill in a bubble under each box in which you wrote your answer. Fill in one and ONLY one bubble for each box. Do NOT fill in a bubble under an unused box. Fill each bubble by making a solid black mark that completely fills the circle. You MUST fill in the bubbles accurately to receive credit for your answer.

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How to complete a negative grid No numbers are placed in the 1 st column. If the answer is not negative, Do NOT bubble in the 1 st column. Leave it blank. If the answer is negative, print only a negative sign in the 1 st column. After the 1 st column fill in a bubble under each box in which you wrote your answer. Fill in one and ONLY one bubble for each box. Do NOT fill in a bubble under an unused box. Fill each bubble by making a solid black mark that completely fills the circle. You MUST fill in the bubbles accurately to receive credit for your answer.

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Simplifying and Rounding Issues Simplifying--- We recommend: Do not simplify fractions UNLESS the directions tell you to simplify to lowest terms OR if the answer doesnt fit in the grid unless you simplify it. Rounding--- We recommend: Dont round UNLESS the directions tell you to do so.

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Examples of Gridding

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Gridding a Whole Number =60 60 or 60

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Gridding a Decimal or

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Gridding a Fraction 3 / 5

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What to do with a mixed number... You can NOT write a mixed number in an answer grid. If your answer is a mixed number y you must convert it to: Ex: / 2 or

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6 1 / 4 INCORRECT Be aware……………………

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Gridding Percents What percent of 100 is 9? Answer: 9% INCORRECT 9 / 1 0 0

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Gridding Repeating Decimals…….. Answer: Correct Incorrect

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Grid the answer OR

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Negative Using a Negative Grid Answer: or

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Using a Negative Grid Answer: Correct CorrectIncorrect

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The answer is Can you find the error? 8 4/

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The answer is Can you find the error?

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The answer is 519 Can you find the error? 5 1 9

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The answer is Do you see the error?

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The answer is 62% Do you see the error? 2 6

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The answer is 74 Do you see the error? 7 4

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The answer is Whats wrong?

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2 The answer is. 69 Whats wrong?

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The answer is Do you see the mistake?

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Summary of Common Gridding Mistakes Adding extra zeros Bubbling more than one number in a column Adding unnecessary spaces Forgetting to bubble Omitting the decimal point Gridding mixed numbers incorrectly Gridding percents incorrectly Adding extra symbols outside/inside of the grid When using negative grids, writing a number in the 1st column

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Secondary Grid the following answers: (Solve first when necessary) / ¼ – What is 20% of x (-5) / is what percent of 16? is 20% of what number? 15. Change 2 ¼ to a decimal.

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Ideas in this presentation were adapted from a PowerPoint from The School District of Palm Beach County Nancy Kinard, Secondary Mathematics Administrator

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