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Using the State Curriculum: Mathematics, Grade 3

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State Curriculum Toolkit

Tools aligned to State Curriculum indicators and/or objectives.

  • Clarification of Indicator and/or Objective
    Explanation and/or examples of indicator and/or objective
  • Higher Order
    Thinking Skills

    Examples of questions at various levels of cognitive demand
  • Sample Assessments
    Items and annotated student responses as appropriate
  • Public Release Items
    Actual MSA items and annotated student responses as appropriate

Standard 2.0 Knowledge of Geometry

Students will apply the properties of one-, two-, or three-dimensional geometric figures to describe, reason, or solve problems about shape, size, position, or motion of objects.

Topic

A. Plane Geometric Figures

Indicator

  • 1. Analyze the properties of plane geometric figures
Objectives
  1. Identify or describe points, lines, line segments, rays, and angles
  2. Identify or describe polygons
    Assessment limit: Use triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, or octagons and the number of sides or vertices
  3. Identify or describe quadrilaterals
    Assessment limit: Use squares, rectangles, rhombi, parallelograms, and trapezoids and the length of sides
  4. Identify triangles, rectangles, or squares as part of a composite figure
    Assessment limit: Use a combination of 2 of the stated polygons

Indicator

  • 2. Analyze geometric relationships
Objective
  1. Identify right angles

Topic

B. Solid Geometric Figures

Indicator

  • 1. Analyze the properties of solid geometric figures
Objective
  1. Identify and describe cubes, rectangular prisms, and triangular prisms
    Assessment limit: Use cubes and the number of edges, faces, vertices, or shape of each face

Topic

C. Representation of Geometric Figures

Indicator

  • 1. Represent plane geometric figures
Objective
  1. Sketch triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, octagons, and circles

Topic

D. Congruence

Indicator

  • 1. Analyze congruent figures
Objective
  1. Identify and describe geometric figures as congruent
    Assessment limit: Use the same shape and same size

Topic

E. Transformations

Indicator

Objective
  1. Identify and describe the results of a slide, flip, and turn
    Assessment limit: Use horizontal slide, flip over a vertical line, or turn of 90° clockwise around a given point of a geometric figure or picture

Indicator

  • 2. Analyze geometric figures or pictures
Objective
  1. Identify and describe symmetry
    Assessment limit: Use no more than 4 lines of symmetry

Note: Highlighted assessment limits will be tested in the no calculator section of MSA. In the assessment limit, (0-10) or (-10 to 10) means all numbers in the problem or the answer will fall within the range of 0 to 10 (including endpoints) or -10 to 10 (including endpoints), respectively. All content standards are tested in MSA but not all objectives. Objectives that have an assessment limit are tested on MSA. Objectives without an assessment limit are not tested on MSA.

June 2004