Write an inequality of the form x > c or x < c to represent a constraint or condition in a real-world or mathematical problem. Recognize that inequalities of the form x > c or x < c have infinitely many solutions; represent solutions of such inequalities on number line diagrams.
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 item(s)

  • Assessment Limits :
    Numbers in items should not require students to perform operations with negative rational numbers or result in answers with negative rational numbers. Context in real-world items should be continuous or close to continuous. Inequalities are limited to < or >.
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  • Test Item #: Sample Item 1
  • Question: This question has two parts. 

    Jayesh determines that he needs to sell more than $200 worth of fruit at his produce stand in order to make a profit. 

    Part A. Which inequality represents the fruit sales, s, in dollars, for which Jayesh will make a profit?


    Part B. Which number line models all fruit sales, in dollars ($), for which Jayesh will make a profit?



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