### Remarks

**Examples of Opportunities for In-Depth Focus**

Work toward meeting this standard draws together grades 3–6 work with geometric measurement.

**Subject Area:**Mathematics

**Grade:**7

**Domain-Subdomain:**Geometry

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

**Cluster:**Solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume. (Additional 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 :**

Three-dimensional shapes may include right prisms and right pyramids. When the base of a figure has more than four sides, the area of the base must be given.**Calculator :**Yes

**Context :**allowable

**Test Item #:**Sample Item 1**Question:**The surface area of a cube is 6 square centimeters. What is its volume, in cubic centimeters?**Difficulty:**N/A**Type:**EE: Equation Editor

**Test Item #:**Sample Item 2**Question:**A cube with a surface area of 96 square centimeters is shown.

Eight cubes like the one shown are combined to create a larger cube. What is the volume, in cubic centimeters, of the new cube?

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

**Test Item #:**Sample Item 3**Question:**Mitzi has a rectangular swimming pool. She fills it with water to a depth of 5 feet. The water has a volume of 1200 cubic feet.

Use the Connect Line tool to draw a rectangle that represents the possible dimensions of the swimming pool.

**Difficulty:**N/A**Type:**GRID: Graphic Response Item Display

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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.

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Students are asked to calculate the volume and surface area of a cube.

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The 7th graders at Sunview Middle School were helping to renovate a playground for the kindergartners at a nearby elementary school. City regulations require that the sand underneath the swings be at least 15 inches deep. The sand under both swing sets was only 12 inches deep when they started. The rectangular area under the small swing set measures 9 feet by 12 feet and required 40 bags of sand to increase the depth by 3 inches. How many bags of sand will the students need to cover the rectangular area under the large swing set if it is 1.5 times as long and 1.5 times as wide as the area under the small swing set?

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