# Using the State Curriculum: Mathematics, Grade 6

## State Curriculum Toolkit

Tools aligned to State Curriculum indicators and/or objectives.

• 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 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. Organize and display data
##### Objectives
1. Organize and display data to make frequency tables
###### Assessment limit: Use no more than 5 categories or ranges of numbers and total frequencies of no more than 25
2. Organize and display data to make stem-and-leaf plots
###### Assessment limit: Use no more than 20 data points and whole numbers (0–999)
3. Organize and display data using a back-to-back stem-and-leaf plot

### Topic

B. Data Analysis

#### Indicator

• 1. Analyze data
##### Objectives
1. Interpret frequency tables
###### Assessment limit: Use no more than 5 categories or ranges of numbers and frequencies of no more than 25
2. Read and analyze circle graphs
###### Assessment limit: Use no more than 5 categories using data in whole numbers or percents (0 – 1000)
3. Interpret data from a stem-and-leaf plot

#### Indicator

• 2. Describe a set of data
##### Objective

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