An architect is designing a house. He has made a set of floor plans and has also used cardboard to make a small-scale version of the house. Which of the following is TRUE?

  1. The small-scale version of the house is a better model than the floor plans because the more a model looks like the object it represents the better model it is.
  2. The small-scale version of the house and the floor plans are both equally good models because they both are representing the same object.
  3. Either the small-scale version of the house or the floor plans could be a better model depending on what model will be used for.
  4. The floor plans are better models than the small-scale version of the house because models have to be different from the objects they represent in some way.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item MO093001

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall31%
Grades 6–828%
Grades 9–1237%
Male29%
Female33%
Primary Language is English32%
Primary Language is not English20%

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