**Subject Area:**Mathematics

**Grade:**912

**Domain-Subdomain:**Geometry: Modeling with Geometry

**Cluster:**Level 3: Strategic Thinking & Complex Reasoning

**Cluster:**Apply geometric concepts in modeling situations. (Geometry - 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 - Archived

**Assessed:**Yes

**Assessment Limits :**

Items may require the student to use knowledge of other Geometry

standards.Items that use volume should not also assess G-GMD.1.3 or GMG.1.1.

**Calculator :**Neutral

**Clarification :**

Students will apply geometric methods to solve design problems.**Stimulus Attributes :**

Items must be set in a real-world context.**Response Attributes :**

Items may require the student to interpret the results of a solution

within the context of the modeling situation.Items may require the student to apply the basic modeling cycle.

Items may require the student to use or choose the correct unit of

measure

**Test Item #:**Sample Item 1**Question:**The trunk of a palm tree has cylindrical tubes that carry water. Each tube is 0.0003 meters wide. One of the tubes in a palm tree trunk is shown.

A. Using the diagram as a model, approximately how many tubes could fit in a palm tree trunk with a diameter of 0.5 meters?

B. The tubes in a palm tree are between 20 to 21 meters long. What is the approximate volume, in cubic meters, of one tube?

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

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