STAAR

TM

State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness

MATHEMATICS

Grade 3

2011 Released Test Questions

These released questions represent selected TEKS student expectations for each reporting category. These questions are samples only and do not represent all the student expectations eligible for assessment.

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2011 Release

Released Test Questions

STAAR Grade 3 Mathematics

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Released Test Questions

2011 Release

Bobby ate part of a cracker during snack time at school. The picture below shows how much of the cracker Bobby has left.

Which fraction shows how much of the cracker Bobby ate?

3

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B

2 3

C

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2

D

1

3

Luther waited 50 minutes in line to buy tickets to a play. While waiting, Luther played his video game for 12 minutes and read a book for 25 minutes. The rest of the time, Luther talked to his best friend Chuck. How much time did Luther spend talking to Chuck? A 38 minutes

B 25 minutes

C 37 minutes

D 13 minutes

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Mr. Garza has three kinds of animals on his farm. He has 6 dogs. He has twice as many cows as dogs. He has 3 times as many sheep as cows. How many sheep does Mr. Garza have on his farm? Record your answer and fill in the bubbles on your answer document. Be sure to use the correct place value.

5

Look at the pattern of shaded triangles below.

Figure 1

Figure 2

Figure 3

Figure 4

Figure 5

If this pattern continues, what is the total number of shaded triangles that will be in Figure 5? A 25

B 9

C 16

D 30

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Gary drinks the same amount of milk every morning with breakfast. The table below shows the total amount of milk he drinks during different numbers of mornings.

Garyâ€™s Morning Milk Number of Mornings

Total Amount of Milk (fl oz)

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24

3

36

5 8

96

How many fluid ounces of milk does Gary drink during 5 mornings? A 60 fl oz B 48 fl oz C 128 fl oz D 65 fl oz

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Mrs. Borden wrote the following statements to describe two geometric figures. â€˘ Figure A has 5 vertices. â€˘ Figure B has 5 faces.

Which two figures fit these descriptions?

A

C

Figure A

Figure A

Figure B

B

Figure B

D Figure A

Figure B

Figure A

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STAAR Grade 3 Mathematics

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Which of the following numbers is NOT located correctly on the number line below?

0

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1

2

1

1

1

2

1

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B 1

1

C 1

2

D 2

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For his science experiment RaĂşl recorded the heights of the plants shown below.

W

X

Y

Z

Use the ruler provided to measure the line segments next to the plants in centimeters. Which two plants have a total height of 23 centimeters? A W and Y

B X and Z

C Y and X

D Z and W

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10 Maria cut out a rectangle 15 inches long and 8 inches wide from a piece of cloth.

15 in.

8 in.

What is the perimeter of her rectangle?

A 23 in.

B 46 in.

C 38 in.

D 31 in.

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STAAR Grade 3 Mathematics

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11 Andrew checked the thermometer outside his window. He saw that the temperature was below 55°F. Which thermometer could show the temperature outside Andrew’s window?

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12 Mr. Hubert kept a record of the number of cookies he sold at his store during four weeks. The table below shows the number of cookies he sold each week.

Cookies Sold Week

Number of Cookies Sold

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2

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3

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4

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The pictograph below represents the data from the table.

Cookies Sold Week 1

Week 2 Week 3 Week 4

Which key correctly completes the graph?

A Each

means 5 cookies sold.

B Each

means 10 cookies sold.

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means 25 cookies sold.

D Each

means 20 cookies sold.

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13 Christian counted the number of blue cars in four parking lots. The graph below shows the number of blue cars in each of these lots.

Blue Cars Bank Library

Parking Lot Grocery store

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Number of Blue Cars Which two parking lots had a difference of 3 blue cars? A School and library B School and bank C Grocery store and library D Grocery store and bank

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Answer Key

Item Number

Reporting Category

Readiness or Supporting

Content Student Expectation

Process Student Expectation

Correct Answer

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3.14(D)

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3.14(B)

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