# 3.OA.B.6 - Flawed Reasoning,Division as Unknown Factor_Marcus' Reasoning

## 3.OA.B.6 Flawed Reasoning- Division as Unknown Factor

**Evidence Statement 3.C.4-2-Distinguish correct explanation/reasoning from that which is flawed, and if there is a flaw in the argument, present correct reasoning.**

### Marcus's Reasoning

Marcus has 48 pieces of candy to share with 6 friends.

He wants each friend to get the same amount of candy.

Marcus thinks he should put 7 pieces of candy into a bag for each friend.

### Part A

Marcus is incorrect in his reasoning.

- What is the error in Marcus' reasoning?

Explain the error in Marcus' reasoning in the space provided.

### Part B

Explain how Marcus can correct his reasoning.

Write an equation or your explanation to help Marcus correct his reasoning.

### Student Copy

## Scoring Rubric

**Part A**

Score of 1 Point:

- Reasoning component- the student correctly identify the reasoning error.

Sample student response: Marcus is incorrect because 48÷ 6= 8 not 7. Or 6 x 7 = 42

** Part B**

Score of 2 Points- Student response contains the following 2 elements

- Computation Component- Student correctly solves 48 ÷ 6 = 8
- Reasoning Component- Student explains that multiplication is the opposite of division.

Sample Student Response: Marcus could use multiplication to solve the problem. He could use the equation 6 x ? = 48 and find what factor multiplied by 6 has a product of 48.

Score of 1 Point- Student response contains 1 of the 2 elements.

Score of 0 Points- Student response is incorrect or irrelevant.

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