Understand solving an equation or inequality as a process of answering a question: which values from a specified set, if any, make the equation or inequality true? Use substitution to determine whether a given number in a specified set makes an equation or inequality true.
Subject Area: Mathematics
Grade: 6
Domain-Subdomain: Expressions & Equations
Cluster: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts
Cluster: Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities. (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
Assessed: Yes


  • Item Type(s): This benchmark may be assessed using: MC , MS , EE , MI item(s)

  • Assessment Limits :
    Numbers in items must be nonnegative rational numbers. One-variable linear equations and inequalities. An equation or inequality should be given if a context is included. Inequalities are restricted to < or >. Lists of numbers should not use set notation.
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  • Context :



  • Test Item #: Sample Item 1
  • Question:

    An equation is shown.

    x + 5 = 14

    Which of the values can be substituted for x to make the equation true?


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

  • Test Item #: Sample Item 3
  • Question:

    An inequality is shown.

    begin mathsize 12px style 27 over 7 n space greater than space 4 over 3 end style

    Select all the values of n that make the inequality true.


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