 # Using the State Curriculum: Mathematics, Grade 6  ## 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
• Prerequisite Skills
Concepts students should understand before further instruction
• Lesson Seeds
Ideas/seeds for an objective-aligned activity
• 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
 Algebra Geometry Measurement Statistics Probability Number Processes

## Standard 3.0 Knowledge of Measurement

Students will identify attributes, units, or systems of measurements or apply a variety of techniques, formulas, tools or technology for determining measurements.

### Topic

B. Measurement Tools

#### Indicator

• 1. Measure in customary and metric units
##### Objective
1. Select and use appropriate tools and units

#### Indicator

• 2. Measure angles in polygons

### Topic

C. Applications in Measurement

#### Indicator

• 1. Estimate and apply measurement formulas
##### Objectives
1. Estimate and determine the area of a polygon
###### Assessment limit: Use triangles and whole number dimensions (0 – 200)
2. Estimate and determine the volume of a rectangular prism
###### Assessment limit: Use rectangular prisms and whole number dimensions (0 – 1000)
3. Estimate and determine the area of a composite figure
###### Assessment limit: Use composite figures with no more than four polygons (triangles or rectangles) and whole number dimensions (0 – 500)
4. Determine missing dimension of a quadrilateral given the perimeter length
###### Assessment limit: Find length in a quadrilateral given the perimeter with whole number dimensions (0 – 200)
5. Determine the missing dimension of rectangles
###### Assessment limit: Find length in a square or rectangle given the area and whole number dimensions (0 – 200)

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 