4th grade PARCC eample  A Bag of Beads
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In this video, I help students think through a multistep problem involving addition, multiplication, and use of critical thinking skills.

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Slide 1  Parcc math example
 4th Grade beads problem

Slide 2  Part a
 Ms. Morales has a bag of beads.
 She gives Elena 5 beads.
 She gives Damian 8 more beads than Elena
 She gives Trish 4 times as many beads as Damian
 Ms. Morales then has 10 beads left in the bag.
 How many beads did Damian and Trish each receive? Show or explain how you arrived at each answer.

Slide 3  workspace

Slide 4  Part a
 Ms. Morales has a bag of beads.
 She gives Elena 5 beads.
 She gives Damian 8 more beads than Elena
 She gives Trish 4 times as many beads as Damian
 Ms. Morales then has 10 beads left in the bag.
 How many beads did Damian and Trish each receive? Show or explain how you arrived at each answer.

Slide 5  How many beads did Damian and Trish each receive? Show or explain how you arrived at each answer.
 The details in the story problem tell me that Damian has 8 more than Elena. It also says that Elena has 5 beads.
 5 + 8 = 13. So, Damian has 13 beads. The details in the story problem say that Trish has 4 times as many beads as Damian. Damian has 13 beads. 13 x 4 = 52 . So, Trish has 52 beads.

Slide 6  Part b
 How many beads were in Ms. Morales’ bag before any beads were given to students?

Slide 7  Part a
 Ms. Morales has a bag of beads.
 She gives Elena 5 beads.
 She gives Damian 8 more beads than Elena
 She gives Trish 4 times as many beads as Damian
 Ms. Morales then has 10 beads left in the bag.
 How many beads did Damian and Trish each receive? Show or explain how you arrived at each answer.

Slide 8  workspace

Slide 9  Part b
 How many beads were in Ms. Morales’ bag before any beads were given to students?