MA.6.NSO.1.1

Extend previous understanding of numbers to define rational numbers. Plot, order and compare rational numbers.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Within this benchmark, the expectation is to plot, order and compare positive and negative rational numbers when given in the same form and to plot, order and compare positive rational numbers when given in different forms (fraction, decimal, percentage).

Clarification 2: Within this benchmark, the expectation is to use symbols (<, > or =).

General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 6
Strand: Number Sense and Operations
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
1200400: Foundational Skills in Mathematics 9-12 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1205010: M/J Grade 6 Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1205020: M/J Accelerated Mathematics Grade 6 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2020, 2020 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1204000: M/J Foundational Skills in Mathematics 6-8 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7812015: Access M/J Grade 6 Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
MA.6.NSO.1.AP.1: Plot, order and compare rational numbers (positive and negative integers within 10 from 0, fractions with common denominators, decimals up to the hundredths and percentages) in the same form.

Related Resources

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Formative Assessments

South Pole:

Students are asked to interpret an inequality relating two temperatures.

Type: Formative Assessment

Submarines:

Students are asked to write integers to represent quantities given in context and to relate the integers with an inequality.

Type: Formative Assessment

Positions of Numbers:

Students are asked to describe the positions of numbers relative to each other on a number line.

Type: Formative Assessment

Graphing Points on the Number Line:

Students are asked to find the coordinates of graphed points and graph points with rational coordinates on a number line.

Type: Formative Assessment

Lesson Plan

The Layers of the Atmosphere, Guest Starring the Integers! :

Students will learn the functions and characteristics of the four main layers of Earth's atmosphere. They will also determine the thickness of each layer and display them to scale. Students will plot the layers' temperatures, noting the change in temperature from the bottom to the top on a number line.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorial

Golf: Where Negative Numbers are a Positive Thing:

Learn how to create and use number lines with positive and negative numbers, graph positive and negative numbers, find their distance from zero, find a number’s opposite using a number line and signs, and recognize that zero is its own opposite with this interactive, golf-themed tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Tutorials

Comparing Rational Numbers:

In this tutorial, you will compare rational numbers using a number line.

Type: Tutorial

Decimals and Fractions on a Number Line:

Locate fractions and decimals on the same number line in this tutorial.

Type: Tutorial

Ordering Negative Numbers:

Let's order negative numbers from least to greatest in this video.

Type: Tutorial

Ordering Rational Numbers:

In this tutorial, you will learn how to order rational numbers using a number line.

Type: Tutorial

Sorting Values on Number Line:

This video demonstrates sorting values including absolute value from least to greatest using a number line.

Type: Tutorial

MFAS Formative Assessments

Graphing Points on the Number Line:

Students are asked to find the coordinates of graphed points and graph points with rational coordinates on a number line.

Positions of Numbers:

Students are asked to describe the positions of numbers relative to each other on a number line.

South Pole:

Students are asked to interpret an inequality relating two temperatures.

Submarines:

Students are asked to write integers to represent quantities given in context and to relate the integers with an inequality.

Original Student Tutorials Mathematics - Grades 6-8

Golf: Where Negative Numbers are a Positive Thing:

Learn how to create and use number lines with positive and negative numbers, graph positive and negative numbers, find their distance from zero, find a number’s opposite using a number line and signs, and recognize that zero is its own opposite with this interactive, golf-themed tutorial.

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Original Student Tutorial

Golf: Where Negative Numbers are a Positive Thing:

Learn how to create and use number lines with positive and negative numbers, graph positive and negative numbers, find their distance from zero, find a number’s opposite using a number line and signs, and recognize that zero is its own opposite with this interactive, golf-themed tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Tutorials

Comparing Rational Numbers:

In this tutorial, you will compare rational numbers using a number line.

Type: Tutorial

Decimals and Fractions on a Number Line:

Locate fractions and decimals on the same number line in this tutorial.

Type: Tutorial

Ordering Negative Numbers:

Let's order negative numbers from least to greatest in this video.

Type: Tutorial

Ordering Rational Numbers:

In this tutorial, you will learn how to order rational numbers using a number line.

Type: Tutorial

Sorting Values on Number Line:

This video demonstrates sorting values including absolute value from least to greatest using a number line.

Type: Tutorial

Parent Resources

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