Find the area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes; apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.
Subject Area: Mathematics
Grade: 6
Domain-Subdomain: Geometry
Cluster: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts
Cluster: Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume. (Supporting 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: EE item(s)

  • Assessment Limits :
    Numbers in items must be nonnegative rational numbers. Limit shapes to those that can be decomposed or composed into rectangles and/or right triangles.
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  • Test Item #: Sample Item 3
  • Question:

    Mr. Hilton is buying new tile for his kitchen floor. The dimensions, in feet (ft), of the kitchen floor are shown. 

    What is the area, in square feet, of Mr. Hilton's kitchen floor?

  • Difficulty: N/A
  • Type: EE: Equation Editor