1 Group of Novices
So, yesterday, on the math subtest, a question of measurement was presented.
The word measurement was not in the question.
It went something like this: "Maya is making oatmeal with her mother. Which tool would Maya use to make oatmeal? Mark under the space for the tool Maya would use."
1) Ruler 2)Wall Thermometer 3)Scale for humans 4)Measuring Cup
When I saw that two of my kinders had chosen the wall thermometer, and one had marked the ruler, I wanted to scream/squeal! WHAT? WHY?!
I lost sleep last night because of this question! (As I will tonight because of the blue squiggly line that several chose to represent "tree" on a map key. !) Then I thought, "Hey, maybe very few of my students have actually made oatmeal! Maybe their only exposure to oatmeal is the packaged variety that gets dumped in hot water!! Perhaps they have never made oatmeal cookies with mom. Perhaps their cookie exposure has been limited to the break & bake variety!!!"
Seems possible, right? Am I the only one who is tempted to spend the weekend "grading" the kindergarten SAT tests?