# Constructed Response Items: Mathematics Grade 4

(1) Brief Constructed Response Sample
 Sarah is walking to her friend's house. She leaves her house at 3:45 and arrives at her friend's house at 5:15. Step A How long did it take Sarah to walk from her house to her friend's house? Step B Explain why your answer is correct. Use what you know about elapsed time in your explanation. Use words and/or numbers in your explanation. /toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_math_4_013.xml View annotated student responses

(2) Brief Constructed Response Sample
 Mary has 6 jelly beans in a bag. She has 3 red, 1 green, 1 black, and 1 yellow. She chooses a jelly bean without looking. Step A What is the probability that Mary picks a red jelly bean? Step B Explain why your answer is correct. Use what you know about probability in your explanation. Use words and/or numbers in your explanation. /toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_math_4_016.xml View annotated student responses

(3) Brief Constructed Response Public Release
 Mr. Brown puts colored straws in a bag. He puts 2 red straws and 1 white straw in the bag. Step A How many colored straws does Mr. Brown need to add to the bag so that red, white, and blue straws each have a probability of being picked? Step B Explain why your answer is correct. Use what you know about probability in your explanation. Use words, numbers, and/or symbols in your explanation. /toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_math_4_024.xml View annotated student responses

(4) Brief Constructed Response Public Release
 Olivia made the number 506,890 with cards. Step A Write Olivia's number in word form. Step B Olivia removed the card with the five on it. Explain how this would change the word form of the number. Use what you know about numbers and place value in your explanation. Use words and/or numbers in your explanation. /toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_math_4_026.xml View annotated student responses