Mathematics Grades 6-8 Benchmark Clarification and Content Limits

Mathematics Grades 6-8 Benchmark Clarification and Content Limits

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Mathematics Grade 6 Quarter 1 Tested Benchmark Clarification and Content Limits Benchmark Benchmark Clarification Content Limits MA.A.1.3.2 The student understands the relative size of integers, Students will identify, order, Items may compare and order fractions, decimals, and common fractions, and decimals; numbers expressed as percents; numbers with and/or compare the relative size percents. exponents; numbers in scientific notation; radicals; absolute value; and of numbers. Items may compare smaller or larger numbers, or compare the order ratios. of magnitude between numbers. An item may utilize one format or a variety of formats, such as fractions, decimals, and percents. MA.A.1.3.4 The student understands that numbers can be represented in Students will express numbers Items may include the relationships among fractions, decimals, or a variety of equivalent forms, including integers, fractions, decimals, in equivalent forms. numbers expressed as percents. percents, scientific notation, exponents, radicals, and absolute value. The place values of the fractional part of decimal numbers should Also assesses MA.A.1.3.1 The student associates verbal names, written range from tenths through ten-thousandths. word names, and standard numerals with integers, fractions, decimals; In items that assess the relationships among fractions, decimals, or numbers expressed as percents; numbers with exponents; numbers in numbers expressed as percents, a ...

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Mathematics
Grade 6 Quarter 1
Tested Benchmark Clarification and Content Limits
Benchmark
Benchmark Clarification
Content Limits
MA.A.1.3.2
The student understands the relative size of integers,
fractions, and decimals; numbers expressed as percents; numbers with
exponents; numbers in scientific notation; radicals; absolute value; and
ratios.
Students will identify, order,
and/or compare the relative size
of numbers.
Items may compare and order fractions, decimals, and common
percents.
Items may compare smaller or larger numbers, or compare the order
of magnitude between numbers.
An item may utilize one format or a variety of formats, such as
fractions, decimals, and percents.
MA.A.1.3.4
The student understands that numbers can be represented in
a variety of equivalent forms, including integers, fractions, decimals,
percents, scientific notation, exponents, radicals, and absolute value.
Also assesses
MA.A.1.3.1
The student associates verbal names, written
word names, and standard numerals with integers, fractions, decimals;
numbers expressed as percents; numbers with exponents; numbers in
scientific notation; radicals; absolute value; and ratios.
Also assesses
MA.A.1.3.3
The student understands concrete and
symbolic representations of rational numbers and irrational numbers in
real-world situations.
Students will express numbers
in equivalent forms.
Items may include the relationships among fractions, decimals, or
numbers expressed as percents.
The place values of the fractional part of decimal numbers should
range from tenths through ten-thousandths.
In items that assess the relationships among fractions, decimals, or
numbers expressed as percents, a real-world context should be used.
Items may contain multiple forms of a given value.
Items will not include repeating decimals.
MA.A.2.3.1
The student understands and uses exponential and scientific
notation.
Students will represent or solve
problems, using numbers in
exponential notation.
Items will assess exponents no greater than 3.
Some items should include word names as well as numerals.
MA.A.3.3.1
The student understands and explains the effects of
addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division on whole numbers,
fractions, including mixed numbers, and decimals, including the inverse
relationships of positive and negative numbers.
Students will recognize the
appropriate operation for a
stated effect, the effects of
operations, and/or the
relationships between
operations.
Items will assess the effects of the four basic operations on whole
numbers, fractions, mixed numbers, and decimals, and the use of
properties of real numbers (commutative, associative, and
distributive properties and inverse operations) to solve problems.
Items will not include whole numbers with more than two digits,
positive fractions with more than single-digit numerators and
denominators, and/or decimals greater than hundredths.
Items should not involve division by a fraction.
Items should not assess abstract constructs.
MA.A.3.3.2
The student selects the appropriate operation to solve
problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of
rational numbers, ratios, proportions, and percents, including the
appropriate application of the algebraic order of operations.
Students will simplify
mathematical expressions using
the correct order of operations
or identify the correct order of
operations.
Expressions may include parentheses, multiplication, division,
addition, and subtraction.
Items should use whole numbers with no more than two digits and
exponents no larger than three.
MA.A.3.3.3
The student adds, subtracts, multiplies, and divides whole
numbers, decimals, and fractions, including mixed numbers, to solve
real-world problems, using appropriate methods of computing, such as
mental mathematics, paper and pencil, and calculator.
Students will solve a single- or
multi-step problem using
appropriate computations and
rounding strategies where
appropriate.
Items should involve only whole numbers and decimal numbers.
MA.A.4.3.1
The student uses estimation strategies to predict results and
to check the reasonableness of results.
Also assesses
MA.A.4.2.1
The student uses and justifies different
Students will determine
estimates and/or their
appropriateness.
The data presented to students may be either precise values, a range
of values, or a combination of precise values and estimates of other
values.
SLC Scope & Sequence Companion
May 2006
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Mathematics
Grade 6 Quarter 1
Tested Benchmark Clarification and Content Limits
Benchmark
Benchmark Clarification
Content Limits
estimation strategies in a real-world problem situation and determines
the reasonableness of results of calculations in a given problem
situation.
Also assesses
MA.B.2.3.1
The student uses direct (measured) and
indirect (not measured) measures to compare a given characteristic in
either metric or customary units.
Also assesses
MA.B.3.3.1
The student solves real-world and
mathematical problems involving estimates of measurements including
length, time, weight/mass, temperature, money, perimeter, area, and
volume, in either customary or metric units.
Items should be limited to use of whole numbers only.
MA.D.1.3.1
The student describes a wide variety of patterns,
relationships, and functions through models, such as manipulatives,
tables, graphs, expressions, equations, and inequalities.
Also assesses
MA.A.5.3.1
The student uses concepts about numbers,
including primes, factors, and multiples, to build number sequences.
Students will recognize,
analyze, and/or apply patterns,
sequences, relationships, and
functions in a variety of
settings.
Items will assess numerical and graphic patterns.
Items should not use more than two variables or include more than
two operations.
Items involving function tables should be able to be solved using a
pattern in the dependent variable values or a pattern in the
relationship between the independent and dependent variable
values.
Items are limited to non-negative values.
MA.D.1.3.2
The student creates and interprets tables, graphs, equations,
and verbal descriptions to explain cause-and-effect relationships.
Also assesses
MA.A.5.3.1
The student uses concepts about numbers,
including primes, factors, and multiples, to build number sequences.
Students recognize, create,
and/or evaluate a rule,
expression, and/or solve an
equation for cause-and-effect
relationships.
Items involving graphing functions should be from the first
quadrant and limited to plotting points with whole number
coordinates.
Items can rely on tables or graphs to present and/or interpret cause-
and-effect relationships.
MA.D.2.3.1
The student represents and solves real-world problems
graphically, with algebraic expressions, equations, and inequalities.
Also assesses
MA.A.1.3.3
The student understands concrete and
symbolic representations of rational numbers and irrational numbers in
real-world situations.
Students will recognize
representations of or solutions
for real-world problems
presented in words, graphically,
as equations, inequalities,
and/or expressions.
Items involving graphing of functions should be from the first
quadrant and limited to plotting points with whole number
coordinates.
Items may include only one variable and no more than two
operations.
Values in expressions should be rational numbers.
SLC Scope & Sequence Companion
May 2006
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