Description of Assessment: “Toothpick Hexagons”
CABS Class Summary Report
Teacher: Grade Level:
MPS Learning Target(s): Expectations:
LT10.0 – Functions: Evaluate information, analyze patterns, identify relationships, and represent them (What do you expect to see on students’ papers that demonstrates understanding?)
using algebraic expressions, functions, and equations.
LT1.0 – Process: Communicate mathematical ideas and reasoning using the vocabulary of mathematics in
a variety of ways. *Description of the relationship between the computation(s) and the
State Descriptor(s): equation and the physical arrangement of the toothpicks – for example,
F2 Analyze, generalize and represent patterns of change.
F4 Model and solve a variety of mathematical and real-world problems by using algebraic expressions, that 5 additional toothpicks are needed for each additional hexagon,
equations, and inequalities. with an understanding that you must either start with 6 toothpicks or
A1 Use reasoning/logic to perceive patterns, formulate questions, identify relationships, pose problems,
make/test conjectures, and evaluate/justify strategies. add on an extra 1.
A2 Effectively use the vocabulary of mathematics and communicate mathematical ideas and logical *Computation (rather than counting) for the number of toothpicks
arguments in a variety of ways.
A4 Create and use representations to organize, record, and communicate mathematical ideas. needed for 100 hexagons.
*Equation for N hexagons.
Students’ Successes: Students’ Challenges:
Developed by the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership (MMP) with support by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0314898. November 25, 2008