The Mangoes Problem
The Mangoes Problem Sample ResponseThe following response was written by a student. We scored it using the scoring guide as follows:
RIGHT ANSWER: 18 mangoes!
UNDERSTANDING: Noticed pattern--each person got 3 mangoes.
STRATEGY: Did not provide rationale for choice of strategy.
COMMUNICATION: Described solution step-by-step with pictures.
REASONABLE RESULT: This student did not show us that she checked her answer.
Step 1 - The King, Queeen, Prince, Princess and Dog all ate a fraction of the mangoes. How many mangoes were there originally.