These tasks are grade-level formative performance assessment tasks with accompanying scoring rubrics and discussion of student work samples. They are aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. You may download and use these tasks for professional development purposes without modifying the tasks.

The tasks for grades 3 through High School were developed by the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS) of the Shell Centre for Mathematical Education, University of Nottingham, England. The tasks for grade 2 were developed by the Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative’s Mathematics Assessment Collaborative (MAC).

The tasks below are arranged by grade level. To search for tasks by mathematical strand or to see information about alignment to specific standards, use the "shortcuts" field at the top of the page, or visit the Common Core mathematical content standards page.

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- baseball players
- boxes
- building blocks
- candies - See a video of a lesson based on this task.
- gym - See a video of a lesson based on this task.
- percent cards
- rabbit costumes
- sewing
- snail pace
- truffles

- cat food
- cereal
- counters
- ducklings
- fair game
- lawn mowing
- mixing paints
- parallelogram
- photographs
- pizza crusts - See a video of a lesson based on this task.
- toy trains
- which is bigger

- aaron's designs
- house prices
- party
- patterns in prague
- picking apples - See a video of a lesson based on this task.
- rugs
- scatter diagram
- squares and circles
- vincent's graphs

- conference tables - See an instructional guide based on this task.
- graphs (2004)
- graphs (2007)
- how old are they
- printing tickets - See an instructional guide based on this task.
- sorting functions

- swimming pool - See an instructional guide based on this task.