Draw polygons in the coordinate plane given coordinates for the vertices; use coordinates to find the length of a side joining points with the same first coordinate or the same second coordinate. 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 :
    Items may use all four quadrants. When finding side length, limit polygons to traditional orientation (side lengths perpendicular to axes).
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  • Test Item #: Sample Item 1
  • Question: A square has a perimeter of 36 units. 

    One vertex of the square is located at (3, 5) on the coordinate grid. 

    What could be the x- and y-coordinates of another vertex of the square?

    x = 

    y = 

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