**Subject Area:**Mathematics

**Grade:**6

**Domain-Subdomain:**The Number System

**Cluster:**Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

**Cluster:**Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers. (Major Cluster) -

Clusters should not be sorted from Major to Supporting and then taught in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.

**Date Adopted or Revised:**02/14

**Date of Last Rating:**02/14

**Status:**State Board Approved - Archived

**Assessed:**Yes

**Assessment Limits :**

Items should not require the student to perform an operation.**Calculator :**No

**Context :**Required

**Test Item #:**Sample Item 1**Question:**Chicago, Illinois has an elevation of 600 feet above sea level. The elevation of Desert Shores, California is −200 feet.Select all the true statements.

**Difficulty:**N/A**Type:**MS: Multiselect

**Test Item #:**Sample Item 2**Question:**Desert Shores, California is located at an elevation that is below sea level.What is a possible elevation of Desert Shores, California?

**Difficulty:**N/A**Type:**MC: Multiple Choice

**Test Item #:**Sample Item 3**Question:**Chicago, Illinois, has an elevation of 600 feet above sea level. The elevation of Desert Shores, California, is 800 feet less than the elevation of Chicago.Select all options that apply to Desert Shores.

**Difficulty:**N/A**Type:**MS: Multiselect

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## Problem-Solving Tasks

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## STEM Lessons - Model Eliciting Activity

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Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom.

Rangoli is a traditional Indian art that is used in decorating the entrance of the house to welcome guests. In this activity students will explore and practice the concepts of positive numbers, negative numbers, absolute value, origin, coordinates etc. and will create their own Rangoli design at the end.

Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom.

## MFAS Formative Assessments

Students are asked to interpret values given in a chart that represent positive and negative deviations from average rainfall.

Students are asked to explain the meaning of positive and negative decimals within the context of a problem.

Students are given positive and negative fractions and asked to explain their meanings within the context of a problem.

Students are asked to use numbers to represent gains/losses and to interpret the meaning of zero in the context of football.

## Original Student Tutorials Mathematics - Grades 6-8

Follow Matteo as he explores opposite numbers, positive and negative rational numbers, and zero in real-world contexts while planning and going on a cruise in Alaska in this interactive tutorial.

## Student Resources

## Original Student Tutorial

Follow Matteo as he explores opposite numbers, positive and negative rational numbers, and zero in real-world contexts while planning and going on a cruise in Alaska in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

## Problem-Solving Tasks

Students are asked to reason about and explain the position of two locations relative to sea level.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

The purpose of this task is meant to reinforce students' understanding of rational numbers as points on the number line and to provide them with a visual way of understanding that the sum of a number and its additive inverse (usually called its "opposite") is zero.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

The purpose of this task is for students to apply their knowledge of integers in a real-world context.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

## Student Center Activity

Students can practice answering mathematics questions on a variety of topics. With an account, students can save their work and send it to their teacher when complete.

Type: Student Center Activity

## Tutorial

Students will be able to see examples of addition of integers while watching a short video, and practice adding integers using an online quiz.

Type: Tutorial

## Parent Resources

## Problem-Solving Tasks

Students are asked to reason about and explain the position of two locations relative to sea level.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

The purpose of this task is meant to reinforce students' understanding of rational numbers as points on the number line and to provide them with a visual way of understanding that the sum of a number and its additive inverse (usually called its "opposite") is zero.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

The purpose of this task is for students to apply their knowledge of integers in a real-world context.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

## Tutorial

Students will be able to see examples of addition of integers while watching a short video, and practice adding integers using an online quiz.

Type: Tutorial