So what is it you are trying to assess? That the kids showed up for class? I thought these math league problems, most of them at least, were not too clever yet at the same time not too direct. I don't think you can have it both ways. Kids heading to algebra yet with no particular point.
On Oct 3, 2012, at 1:49 AM, Wayne Bishop <email@example.com> wrote:
> For a middling-level mathematics contest, as these are, I'm okay with them. As broad-screen competency assessments, no thanks. > > Wayne > > At 02:13 AM 10/2/2012, Robert Hansen wrote: > >> On Oct 1, 2012, at 12:40 PM, Wayne Bishop <firstname.lastname@example.org > wrote: >> >>> Hence my huge interest in quality K-7 mathematics with K-5 (both math and reading) being the most important and 6-7 having lots of ratio/percent/etc. word problems that have to actually be read and understood for the mathematical content and how to interpret it back in terms of the original setting. >> >> How about these problems for a 7th grader?... >> >> http://www.mathleague.com/ml-files/grade_7_2004-05_contest.pdf >> >> Or these for an 8th grader?... >> >> http://www.mathleague.com/ml-files/grade_8_2004-05_contest.pdf >> >> Bob Hansen >