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Using the State Curriculum: Mathematics, Grade 4

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    Explanation and/or examples of indicator and/or objective
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  • Sample Assessments
    Items and annotated student responses as appropriate
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    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 properties of angles using manipulatives and pictures
  2. Identify, compare, classify, and describe angles in relationship to another angle
    Assessment limit: Use acute, right, or obtuse angles
  3. Identify parallel and intersecting line segments

Topic

B. Solid Geometric Figures

Indicator

  • 1. Analyze the properties of solid geometric figures
Objectives
  1. Identify cones, cylinders, prisms, and pyramids
    Assessment limit: Use cones or cylinders
  2. Describe solid geometric figures by the number of edges, faces, or vertices
    Assessment limit: Use triangular pyramids, rectangular pyramids, triangular prisms, or rectangular prisms

Indicator

  • 2. Analyze the relationship between plane geometric figures and surfaces of solid geometric figures
Objective
  1. Compare a plane figure to surfaces of solid geometric figure
    Assessment limit: Analyze or identify the number or arrangement of squares needed to make a cube and triangles/rectangles needed to make a triangular pyramid or rectangular pyramid.

Topic

C. Representation of Geometric Figures

Indicator

  • 1. Represent plane geometric figures
Objective
  1. Sketch acute, right, obtuse angles, and parallel and intersecting line segments

Topic

D. Congruence

Indicator

  • 1. Analyze geometric figures
Objective
  1. Identify and describe geometric figures as congruent
    Assessment limit: Identify the result in a transformation as being congruent to the original figure

Topic

E. Transformations

Indicator

Objective
  1. Identify and describe the results of translations, reflections, and rotations
    Assessment limit: Use a horizontal line translation, reflection over a vertical line, or rotation of 90° clockwise around a given point of a geometric figure or picture

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