Recalled facts and procedural skills are the easiest to assess but perhaps the least important for students when compared to **conceptual understanding** and **mathematical practices**. For this assignment, choose a single content standard (e.g., something that you may actually be teaching in the next few weeks) and do the following:

- List your selected
**content standard**.
**Write two items** that allow you to assess conceptual understanding related to the single content standard you selected. *We want you to actually create the items, or at least heavily adapt them to make them your own. Please do not just grab items from your textbook or a website.*
- Be sure that students’ work on the item will also give you some information about their capabilities with respect to at least one
**mathematical practice**. *Assessing more than one mathematical practice is okay but not required.*
- Write a
**brief rationale** for your items, explaining any key choices that you made in creating them or pointing out any key features that you will look for in the student work. *This should be less than 1 page, double-spaced.*

RUBRIC:

3 points for the two items: they must be clearly associated with your selected standard, they must go beyond procedural skill, and there should be at least one mathematical practice that has a reasonable likelihood of appearing in the students’ work.

2 points for the brief rationale: A 2-point response will provide detail about how you believe the items reveal conceptual understanding and mathematical practices, beyond just recalled facts or procedures. A 1-point response will focus on surface features rather than the understandings assessed.

Content standard

Solve equations and inequalities in one variable MGSE9-12.A.REI.3 Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable including equations with coefficients represented by letters. For example, given ax + 3 = 7, solve for x.