Subject Area: XMathematics (former standards  2008)
Grade: 6
Body of Knowledge: Geometry
Supporting Idea: Geometry and Measurement  Geometry and Measurement
Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07
Context Complexity:
Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

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

Remarks/Examples
 Using various circular objects, students determine that the ratio of circumference to diameter approximates the value of Pi.
TEST ITEM SPECIFICATIONS
 Reporting Category: Geometry and Measurement

Item Type(s):
This benchmark will be assessed using:
MC
item(s)
Also assesses MA.6.A.3.4 Solve problems given a formula.
 Clarification :
Students will use 22/7 or 3.14 as an approximation for to determine the approximate circumference and area of circles.Students will find the diameter or radius, given the circumference or area of a circle.
 Content Limits :
Items may include using vocabulary such as radius, diameter, and center.
Item graphics or options may include the use of visual representations or vocabulary associated with a circle, such as chord, arc, sector, and central angle. These terms will not be directly assessed.  Stimulus Attributes :
Items may be set in a realworld or mathematical context.
Graphics should be used in most of these items, as appropriate.  Response Attributes :
Multiplechoice responses should include only correct units (e.g., answers for area questions should all have square units).
SAMPLE TEST ITEMS (1)
 Test Item #: Sample Item 1
 Question: In a regulation wrestling match, wrestlers compete within a circular zone 9 meters in diameter.
Which of the following is closest to the area of the circular zone?
 Difficulty: N/A
 Type: MC: Multiple Choice
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