# Using the State Curriculum: Mathematics, Grade 8

## 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 circle graphs
###### Assessment limit: Use no more than 5 categories with data in whole number percents
2. Organize and display data to make box-and-whisker plots
###### Assessment limit: Use no more than 12 pieces of data and whole numbers (0 – 1000)
3. Organize and display data to make a scatter plot

### Topic

B. Data Analysis

#### Indicator

• 1. Analyze data
##### Objectives
1. Interpret tables
###### Assessment limit: Use no more than 5 categories having no more than 2 quantities per category and whole numbers or decimals with no more than 2 decimal places (0 – 100)
2. Interpret box-and-whisker plots
###### Assessment limit: Use minimum, first (lower) quartile, median (middle quartile), third (upper) quartile, or maximum and whole numbers (0 – 100)
3. Interpret scatter plots
###### Assessment limit: Use no more than 10 points using whole numbers or decimals with no more than 2 decimal places (0 – 100)
4. Interpret circle graphs
###### Assessment limit: Use no more than 8 categories (0 – 1000)
5. Analyze multiple box-and-whisker plots using the same scale

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