Friday, December 03, 2004

From the Final

Question: Which of the following four statements is true? Circle the true statement.
  • 1/13 < 0.13
  • 1/13 > 0.13
  • 1/13 = 0.13
  • 1/13 can not be compared to 0.13

Answers: All four choices were popular, with each being selected by about a quarter of my students.

Source of Question: This question was taken directly from the item sampler provided by my state's Department of Education for the State Comprehensive Assessment Test given to all 8th graders.