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Using the State Curriculum: Mathematics, Grade 6

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Measurement:

Mathematics:

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

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
    Assessment limit: Measure length to the nearest 1/16 inch with a ruler

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