PARCC Math Practice (Grade 5)
PARCC Math Practice
Dribbling: [math]1/3[/math] hour
Passing: [math]1/6[/math] hour
His coach asks Owen to compare the length of time he spends on each drill to [math]1/4[/math] hour.
Compare [math]1/4[/math] hour to the time spent practicing each skill using the [math]>, <, or =[/math] symbol. Then explain whether Owen's reasoning is correct.
Enter your comparisons and your explanation in the space provided.
Distance for first throw: [math]19 3/4[/math]feet
Distance for second throw: [math]20 1/4[/math] feet
Owen claims that he threw the ball [math]1 2/4[/math] feet farther on his second throw than his first throw because the difference between the whole numbers is 1 and the difference between the numerators is 2.
[math]*[/math]Explain why Owen's reasoning is incorrect.
[math]*[/math]What is the correct distance, in feet, between the distance of Owen's first throw and the distance of Owen's second throw?
Enter your explanation and your answer in the space provided.