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### IntroductionOpen Response Question from MCAS Exam 2001, Grade 10 #22

The following is an “Open Response” question. It is important to practice these types of questions in preparation for the the State Mandated MCAS. This exercise will help you walk through the process. There will also be some reference links to assist you.

How to Answer an Open Response Question

Be sure to:

• Read all parts of each question carefully.
• Make each response as clear, complete and accurate as you can.

### Topic

Understand measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems, and processes of measurement

Apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements

### Question #22

Students at Viking High School decide to have T-shirts made with a blue “V” inside a gold rectangle as shown in the diagram above.

The costs are as follows:

plain T-shirt \$8.50

blue coloring \$0.02 per square inch

gold coloring \$0.04 per square inch

### A. What is the area of the blue “V” in the diagram below? Show your work.

What shapes are shown?

What formulas would be useful?

What operation would you associate with cutting the gold away from the blue?

### B. Explain how you can determine the area that will be colored gold.

Use complete sentences!

What formulas would be useful?

### C. What is the total cost for each T-shirt shown below? Show your work

Remember to include the cost of all items that are needed to create the T-shirt? Link to slide with costs

### Scoring Guide

Score Description

4The response demonstrates a thorough understanding of area.

3The response demonstrates a general understanding of area.

2The response demonstrates a partial understanding of area.

1The response demonstrates a minimal understanding of area.

0 The response is incorrect or contains some correct work that is irrelevant to the skill or concept being measured.

Blank No response.

View Student Sample Work at Each Score Point4 http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2001/pdf/10m22_4.pdf3http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2001/pdf/10m22_3.pdf2 http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2001/pdf/10m22_2.pdf1 http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2001/pdf/10m22_1.pdf0 http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2001/pdf/10m22_0.pdf

ReferencesIf you are having any trouble with this problem there are some links below that will help you with the standards involved with this question.

http://www.gomath.com/geometrycal.html

http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/index.html#geo

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/

http://www.explorelearning.com/

to try another Problem 

### Conclusion

Congratulations! You are done!

So:

Take a break.

OR

Try another problem.