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Common Core State Standards - Mathematics
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Standard
2
Measurement and
Data
6
Represent whole numbers as lengths from 0 on a number line diagram
with equally spaced points corresponding to the numbers 0, 1, 2,..., and
represent whole-number sums and differences within 100 on a number
line diagram.
3
Number and
Operations-Fractions
2
Understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions
on a number line diagram.
a. Represent a fraction 1/b on a number line diagram by defining the
interval from 0 to 1 as the whole and partitioning it into b equal parts.
Recognize that each part has size 1/b and that the endpoint of the
part based at 0 locates the number 1/b on the number line.
b. Represent a fraction a/b on a number line diagram by marking off a
lengths 1/b from 0. Recognize that the resulting interval has size a/b
and that its endpoint locates the number a/b on the number line.
3
Number and
Operations-Fractions
3
Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions
a. Understand two fractions as equivalent (equal) if they are the same
size, or the same point on a number line. Recognize that
equivalencies are only valid when the two fractions refer to the same
whole.
b. Express whole numbers as fractions, and recognize fractions that are
equivalent to whole numbers. Examples: Express 3 in the form 3 =
3/1; recognize that 6/1 = 6; locate 4/4 and 1 at the same point of a
number line diagram.
3
Measurement and
Data
1
Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in
minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time
intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line
diagram.
4
Number and
Operations-Fractions
6
Use decimal notation for fractions with denominators 10 or 100. For
example, rewrite 0.62 as 62/100; describe a length as 0.62 meters; locate
0.62 on a number line diagram.
4
Number and
Operations-Fractions
7
Compare two decimals to hundredths by reasoning about their size.
Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two decimals refer to
the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =,
or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using the number line or another
visual model.
4
Measurement and
Data
2
Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances,
intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including
problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that
require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a
smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as
number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale.
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Geometry
1
6
Ratios and
Proportional
Relationship
3
Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical
problems, e.g., by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape
diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations.
6
The Number System
6
Understand a rational number as a point on the number line. Extend
number line diagrams and coordinate axes familiar from previous grades
to represent points on the line and in the plane with negative number
coordinates.
a. Recognize opposite signs of numbers as indicating locations on
opposite sides of 0 on the number line; recognize that the opposite of
the opposite of a number is the number itself, e.g., –(–3) = 3, and
that 0 is its own opposite.
b. Understand signs of numbers in ordered pairs as indicating locations
in quadrants of the coordinate plane; recognize that when two
ordered pairs differ only by signs, the locations of the points are
related by reflections across one or both axes.
c. Find and position integers and other rational numbers on a horizontal
or vertical number line diagram; find and position pairs of integers
and other rational numbers on a coordinate plane.
6
The Number System
7
Understand ordering and absolute value of rational numbers.
a. Interpret statements of inequality as statements about the relative
position of two numbers on a number line diagram. For example,
interpret –3 > –7 as a statement that –3 is located to the right of –7
on a number line oriented from left to right.
b. Write, interpret, and explain statements of order for rational numbers
in real-world contexts. For example, write –3°C > –7°C to express
the fact that –3°C is warmer than –7°C.
c. Understand the absolute value of a rational number as its distance
from 0 on the number line; interpret absolute value as magnitude for
a positive or negative quantity in a real-world situation. For example,
for an account balance of –30 dollars, write |–30| = 30 to describe
the size of the debt in dollars.
d. Distinguish comparisons of absolute value from statements about
order. For example, recognize that an account balance less than –30
dollars represents a debt greater than 30 dollars.
6
The Number System
7.1
Apply and extend previous understandings of addition and subtraction
subtraction on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram.
a. Describe situations in which opposite quantities combine to make 0.
For example, a hydrogen atom has 0 charge because its two
Use a pair of perpendicular number lines, called axes, to define a
coordinate system, with the intersection of the lines (the origin) arranged
to coincide with the 0 on each line and a given point in the plane located
by using an ordered pair of numbers, called its coordinates. Understand
that the first number indicates how far to travel from the origin in the
direction of one axis, and the second number indicates how far to travel in
the direction of the second axis, with the convention that the names of the
two axes and the coordinates correspond (e.g., x-axis and x-coordinate,
y-axis and y-coordinate).
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constituents are oppositely charged.
b. Understand p + q as the number located a distance |q| from p, in the
positive or negative direction depending on whether q is positive or
negative. Show that a number and its opposite have a sum of 0 (are
additive inverses). Interpret sums of rational numbers by describing
real-world contexts.
inverse, p – q = p + (–q). Show that the distance between two rational
numbers on the number line is the absolute value of their difference,
and apply this principle in real-world contexts.
6
Expressions and
Equations
8
Write an inequality of the form x > c or x < c to represent a constraint or
condition in a real-world or mathematical problem. Recognize that
inequalities of the form x > c or x < c have infinitely many solutions;
represent solutions of such inequalities on number line diagrams.
6
Statistics and
Probability
4
Display numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots,
histograms, and box plots.
7
The Number System
1
Apply and extend previous understandings of addition and subtraction to
a horizontal or vertical number line diagram.
a. Describe situations in which opposite quantities combine to make 0.
For example, a hydrogen atom has 0 charge because its two
constituents are oppositely charged.
b. Understand p + q as the number located a distance |q| from p, in the
positive or negative direction depending on whether q is positive or
negative. Show that a number and its opposite have a sum of 0 (are
additive inverses). Interpret sums of rational numbers by describing
real-world contexts.
inverse, p – q = p + (–q). Show that the distance between two
rational numbers on the number line is the absolute value of their
difference, and apply this principle in real-world contexts.
7
The Number System
5
Use rational approximations of irrational numbers to compare the size of
irrational numbers, locate them approximately on a number line diagram,
and estimate the value of expressions (e.g., π2). For example, by
truncating the decimal expansion of √2, show that √2 is between 1 and 2,
then between 1.4 and 1.5, and explain how to continue on to get better
approximations. (CA Common Core Standards)
8
The Number System
2
Use rational approximations of irrational numbers to compare the size of
irrational numbers, locate them approximately on a number line diagram,
and estimate the value of expressions (e.g., π2). For example, by
truncating the decimal expansion of √2, show that √2 is between 1 and 2,
then between 1.4 and 1.5, and explain how to continue on to get better
approximations. (Common Core Standards)
High Statistics and
School ProbabilityInterpreting
Categorical and
Quantitative Data
1
Represent data with plots on the real number line (dot plots,
histograms, and box plots).
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