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Using the State Curriculum: Mathematics, Grade 4

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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
  • Lesson Seeds
    Ideas/seeds for an objective-aligned activity
  • Sample Assessments
    Items and annotated student responses as appropriate
  • Public Release Items
    Actual MSA items and annotated student responses as appropriate

Standard 4.0 Knowledge of Statistics

Students will collect, organize, display, analyze, or interpret data to make decisions or predictions.

Topic

A. Data Displays

Indicator

  • 1. Collect, organize, and display data
Objectives
  1. Collect data by conducting surveys to answer a question
  2. Organize and display data in line plots and frequency tables using a variety of categories and sets of data
    Assessment limit: Use line plots with no more than 20 pieces of unorganized data and a range of no more than 10 and whole numbers (0 – 100)

Topic

B. Data Analysis

Indicator

  • 1. Analyze data
Objectives
  1. Interpret line plots
    Assessment limit: Use no more than 20 pieces of data with a range no more than 10 and whole numbers (0 – 100)
  2. Interpret line graphs
    Assessment limit: Use the x-axis representing no more than 6 time intervals, the y-axis consisting of no more than 10 intervals with scales as factors of 100 using whole numbers (0 – 100)

Indicator

  • 2. Describe a set of data
Objectives
  1. Determine median, mode, and range
    Assessment limit: Use no more than 8 pieces of data and whole numbers (0 – 100)
  2. Model the mean of a set of data

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