Recently at work I’ve been creating new problems for our annual math contest. This entails looking at questions from old exams to get an idea of the types of questions to write and the level of difficulty for each grade (K through 6th). The hard part is modifying them enough so that they don’t resemble the old ones too closely, while also testing the same concepts. This does not mean simply changing the numbers. We would also like the questions to overlap with but be a bit more advanced than the content of the new state standardized tests, so I’ve been looking at questions from the curriculum.
This is a first grade question. I couldn’t resist.
After all, it did not ask “what comes next in the pattern?” 😛