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How to Use Standards in the Classroom

by Douglas E. Harris, Judy F. Carr, Tim Flynn, Marge Petit and Susan Rigney

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Douglas Walker, Vermont's interim commissioner of education, recently accessed the home page of the Union Memorial School in Montpelier and found an invitation from Roger Crowley and his 4th grade students.

Fourth Grade Problem-Solving Challenge: Select one of the problem-solving challenges from the “Fourth Grade Problem-Solving Challenges” area. Solve the problem and send the solution to us by e-mail. Our 4th grade students will use a modified Vermont assessment rubric to let you know how well we think you did.

The commissioner selected “Wanted: Jack-O-Lantern Carvers.”

Ellie's farm stand advertises 700 carved and lit pumpkins on display Halloween night. To prepare for this event they must carve all the pumpkins in three days (to prevent rotting). They claim that an experienced carver can complete a jack-o-lantern in 10 minutes. How many people must they hire to complete the job within the 3-day limit?


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