Subject Area: XMathematics (former standards  2008)
Grade: 5
Body of Knowledge: Geometry
Big Idea: BIG IDEA 3  Describe threedimensional shapes and analyze their properties, including volume and surface area.
Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07
Context Complexity:
Level 3: Strategic Thinking & Complex Reasoning

More Information
Date of Last Rating: 06/07
Status: State Board Approved
Assessed: Yes

Remarks/Examples
 Teachers should develop definitions by interpreting surface area as "covering all surfaces" or "wrapping with no gaps or overlaps" and volume as "filling".
Example: Students recognize that the surface area of a cube is the sum of the areas of 6 square regions.
TEST ITEM SPECIFICATIONS
 Reporting Category: Geometry and Measurement

Item Type(s):
This benchmark will be assessed using:
MC
item(s)
 Clarification :
Students will find the volume and/or surface area of rectangular prisms and cubes.  Content Limits :
Dimensions of prisms must be whole numbers no larger than 12, and the surface area or calculated volume must be less than 1000.
Items will not include volume and surface areas of nonrectangular prisms (e.g., triangular prisms).
Items involving surface area must include a net or a graphic of the assessed threedimensional shape.  Stimulus Attributes :
Graphics must be used in all these items.
Items that are set in realworld context may use length and width as dimensions as well as base and height as dimensions.  Response Attributes :
Responses may be numerals, expressions, or equations.
SAMPLE TEST ITEMS (1)
 Test Item #: Sample Item 1
 Question:
A box of tissues is in the shape of a rectangular prism with the dimensions shown below.
What is the volume of the box of tissues?  Difficulty: N/A
 Type: MC: Multiple Choice
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