You asked about the open response questions in Everyday Math. I assume you are talking about the optional part of the unit assessments. Since we do have students complete many of the "Writing/Reasoning" questions during our daily lessons, we also like to include this section on our tests. It helps us to see if our students can truly write about HOW they solve a problem rather than just showing us the numbers. However, we have found that some of the open responses are quite difficult, so there are times when we only give it to students in the enrichment group.
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