Counting and Cardinality
 
Know number names and the count sequence.
 

1 ) Count to 100 by ones and by tens. [KCC1] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



2 ) Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1). [KCC2] 


3 ) Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 020 (with 0 representing a count of no objects). [KCC3] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Count to tell the number of objects.
 

4 ) Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality. [KCC4] a. When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object. [KCC4a] b. Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted. [KCC4b] c. Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger.
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5 ) Count to answer "how many'" questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 120, count out that many objects. [KCC5] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Compare numbers.
 

6 ) Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies. (Include groups with up to ten objects.) [KCC6] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



7 ) Compare two numbers between 1 and 10 presented as written numerals. [KCC7] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Operations and Algebraic Thinking
 
Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from.
 

8 ) Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations. (Drawings need not show details, but should show the mathematics in the problem. This applies wherever drawings are mentioned in the Standards.) [KOA1] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



9 ) Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem. [KOA2] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



10 ) Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 5 = 2 + 3 and 5 = 4 + 1). [KOA3] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



11 ) For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record the answer with a drawing or equation. [KOA4] 


12 ) Fluently add and subtract within 5. [KOA5] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Number and Operations in Base Ten
 
Work with numbers 1119 to gain foundations for place value.
 

13 ) Compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into ten ones and some further ones, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each composition or decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 18 = 10 + 8); understand that these numbers are composed of ten ones and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones. [KNBT1] 

Measurement and Data
 
Describe and compare measurable attributes.
 

14 ) Describe measurable attributes of objects such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object. [KMD1] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



15 ) Directly compare two objects, with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has "more of" or "less of" the attribute, and describe the difference. [KMD2] Example: Directly compare the heights of two children, and describe one child as taller or shorter. Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Classify objects and count the number of objects in each category.
 

16 ) Classify objects into given categories; count the number of objects in each category, and sort the categories by count. (Limit category counts to be less than or equal to 10.) [KMD3] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Geometry
 
Identify and describe shapes (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, cubes, cones, cylinders, and spheres).
 

17 ) Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to. [KG1] NAEP Framework
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18 ) Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size. [KG2] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



19 ) Identify shapes as twodimensional (lying in a plane, "flat") or threedimensional ("solid"). [KG3] NAEP Framework
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Analyze, compare, create, and compose shapes.
 

20 ) Analyze and compare two and threedimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices or "corners"), and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length). [KG4] NAEP Framework



21 ) Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g., sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes. [KG5] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



22 ) Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes. [KG6] Example: "Can you join these two triangles with full sides touching to make a rectangle'" 

Operations and Algebraic Thinking
 
Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction.
 

1 ) Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem. (See Appendix A, Table 1.) [1OA1] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



2 ) Solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem. [1OA2] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Understand and apply properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction.
 

3 ) Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract. (Students need not use formal terms for these properties.) [1OA3] Examples: If 8 + 3 = 11 is known, then 3 + 8 = 11 is also known (Commutative property of addition) To add 2 + 6 + 4, the second two numbers can be added to make a ten, so 2 + 6 + 4 = 2 + 10 = 12 (Associative property of addition) 


4 ) Understand subtraction as an unknownaddend problem. [1OA4] Example: Subtract 10  8 by finding the number that makes 10 when added to 8. 

Add and subtract within 20.
 

5 ) Relate counting to addition and subtraction (e.g., by counting on 2 to add 2). [1OA5] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



6 ) Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10.
Use strategies such as counting on; making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14); decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13  4 = 13  3  1 = 10  1 = 9); using the relationship between addition and subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12  8 = 4); and creating equivalent but easier or known sums (e.g., adding 6 + 7 by creating the known equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13). [1OA6] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Work with addition and subtraction equations.
 

7 ) Understand the meaning of the equal sign, and determine if equations involving addition and subtraction are true or false. [1OA7] Example: Which of the following equations are true and which are false: 6 = 6, 7 = 8  1, 5 + 2 = 2 + 5, 4 + 1 = 5 + 2' NAEP Framework



8 ) Determine the unknown whole number in an addition or subtraction equation relating three whole numbers. [1OA8] NAEP Framework


Number and Operations in Base Ten
 
Extend the counting sequence.
 

9 ) Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral. [1NBT1] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Understand place value.
 

10 ) Understand that the two digits of a twodigit number represent amounts of tens and ones. Understand the following as special cases: [1NBT2] a. 10 can be thought of as a bundle of ten ones, called a "ten." [1NBT2a] b. The numbers from 11 to 19 are composed of a ten and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones. [1NBT2b] c. The numbers 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine tens (and 0 ones). [1NBT2c] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



11 ) Compare two twodigit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <. [1NBT3] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.
 

12 ) Add within 100, including adding a twodigit number and a onedigit number and adding a twodigit number and a multiple of 10, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method, and explain the reasoning used. Understand that in adding twodigit numbers, one adds tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose a ten. [1NBT4] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



13 ) Given a twodigit number, mentally find 10 more or 10 less than the number without having to count; explain the reasoning used. [1NBT5] 


14 ) Subtract multiples of 10 in the range 1090 from multiples of 10 in the range 1090 (positive or zero differences), using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method, and explain the reasoning used. [1NBT6] 

Measurement and Data
 
Measure lengths indirectly and by iterating length units.
 

15 ) Order three objects by length; compare the lengths of two objects indirectly by using a third object. [1MD1] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



16 ) Express the length of an object as a whole number of length units by laying multiple copies of a shorter object (the length unit) end to end; understand that the length measurement of an object is the number of samesize length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps. Limit to contexts where the object being measured is spanned by a whole number of length units with no gaps or overlaps. [1MD2] 

Tell and write time.
 

17 ) Tell and write time in hours and halfhours using analog and digital clocks. [1MD3] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Represent and interpret data.
 

18 ) Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another. [1MD4] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Geometry
 
Reason with shapes and their attributes.
 

19 ) Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and threesided) versus nondefining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes. [1G1] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



20 ) Compose twodimensional shapes (rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, halfcircles, and quartercircles) or threedimensional shapes (cubes, right rectangular prisms, right circular cones, and right circular cylinders) to create a composite shape, and compose new shapes from the composite shape. (Students do not need to learn formal names such as "right rectangular prism.") [1G2] NAEP Framework
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21 ) Partition circles and rectangles into two and four equal shares; describe the shares using the words halves, fourths, and quarters; and use the phrases half of, fourth of, and quarter of. Describe the whole as two of, or four of the shares. Understand for these examples that decomposing into more equal shares creates smaller shares. [1G3] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Operations and Algebraic Thinking
 
Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction.
 

1 ) Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one and twostep word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem. (See Appendix A, Table 1.) [2OA1] NAEP Framework
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Add and subtract within 20.
 

2 ) Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. (See standard 6, Grade 1, for a list of mental strategies.) By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two onedigit numbers. [2OA2] NAEP Framework


Work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication.
 

3 ) Determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number of members, e.g., by pairing objects or counting them by 2s; write an equation to express an even number as a sum of two equal addends. [2OA3] NAEP Framework
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4 ) Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends. [2OA4] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Number and Operations in Base Ten
 
Understand place value.
 

5 ) Understand that the three digits of a threedigit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones; e.g., 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones. Understand the following as special cases: [2NBT1] a. 100 can be thought of as a bundle of ten tens, called a "hundred." [2NBT1a] b. The numbers 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine hundreds (and 0 tens and 0 ones). [2NBT1b] NAEP Framework
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6 ) Count within 1000; skipcount by 5s, 10s, and 100s. [2NBT2] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



7 ) Read and write numbers to 1000 using baseten numerals, number names, and expanded form. [2NBT3] NAEP Framework
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8 ) Compare two threedigit numbers based on meanings of the hundreds, tens, and ones digits using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons. [2NBT4] NAEP Framework
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Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.
 

9 ) Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction. [2NBT5] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



10 ) Add up to four twodigit numbers using strategies based on place value and properties of operations. [2NBT6] NAEP Framework
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11 ) Add and subtract within 1000 using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method. Understand that in adding or subtracting threedigit numbers, one adds or subtracts hundreds and hundreds, tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose or decompose tens or hundreds. [2NBT7] NAEP Framework



12 ) Mentally add 10 or 100 to a given number 100  900, and mentally subtract 10 or 100 from a given number 100  900. [2NBT8] 


13 ) Explain why addition and subtraction strategies work, using place value and the properties of operations. (Explanations may be supported by drawings or objects.) [2NBT9] NAEP Framework


Measurement and Data
 
Measure and estimate lengths in standard units.
 

14 ) Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes. [2MD1] NAEP Framework
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15 ) Measure the length of an object twice, using length units of different lengths for the two measurements; describe how the two measurements relate to the size of the unit chosen. [2MD2] NAEP Framework



16 ) Estimate lengths using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters. [2MD3] NAEP Framework
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17 ) Measure to determine how much longer one object is than another, expressing the length difference in terms of a standard length unit. [2MD4] NAEP Framework


Relate addition and subtraction to length.
 

18 ) Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve word problems involving lengths that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as drawings of rulers) and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem. [2MD5] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



19 ) Represent whole numbers as lengths from 0 on a number line diagram with equally spaced points corresponding to the numbers 0, 1, 2, ..., and represent wholenumber sums and differences within 100 on a number line diagram. [2MD6] NAEP Framework
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Work with time and money.
 

20 ) Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m. [2MD7] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



21 ) Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. [2MD8] Example: If you have 2 dimes and 3 pennies, how many cents do you have' NAEP Framework
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Represent and interpret data.
 

22 ) Generate measurement data by measuring lengths of several objects to the nearest whole unit or by making repeated measurements of the same object. Show the measurements by making a line plot where the horizontal scale is marked off in wholenumber units. [2MD9] 


23 ) Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with singleunit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple puttogether, takeapart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph. (See Appendix A, Table 1.) [2MD10] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Geometry
 
Reason with shapes and their attributes.
 

24 ) Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces. (Sizes are compared directly or visually, not compared by measuring.) Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes. [2G1] NAEP Framework
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25 ) Partition a rectangle into rows and columns of samesize squares, and count to find the total number of them. [2G2] NAEP Framework



26 ) Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares; describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc.; and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, or four fourths. Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape. [2G3] NAEP Framework
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Operations and Algebraic Thinking
 
Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.
 

1 ) Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 x 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each. [3OA1] Example: Describe a context in which a total number of objects can be expressed as 5 x 7. NAEP Framework
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2 ) Interpret wholenumber quotients of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 56 ÷ 8 as the number of objects in each share when 56 objects are partitioned equally into 8 shares, or as a number of shares when 56 objects are partitioned into equal shares of 8 objects each. [3OA2] Example: Describe a context in which a number of shares or a number of groups can be expressed as 56 ÷ 8. NAEP Framework
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3 ) Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem. (See Appendix A, Table 2.) [3OA3] NAEP Framework



4 ) Determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation relating three whole numbers. [3OA4] NAEP Framework


Understand properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division.
 

5 ) Apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide. (Students need not use formal terms for these properties.) [3OA5] Examples: If 6 x 4 = 24 is known, then 4 x 6 = 24 is also known. (Commutative property of multiplication) 3 x 5 x 2 can be found by 3 x 5 = 15, then 15 x 2 = 30, or by 5 x 2 = 10, then 3 x 10 = 30. (Associative property of multiplication) Knowing that 8 x 5 = 40 and 8 x 2 = 16, one can find 8 x 7 as 8 x (5 + 2) = (8 x 5) + (8 x 2) = 40 + 16 = 56. (Distributive property) NAEP Framework



6 ) Understand division as an unknownfactor problem. [3OA6] Example: Find 32 ÷ 8 by finding the number that makes 32 when multiplied by 8. NAEP Framework


Multiply and divide within 100.
 

7 ) Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 x 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two onedigit numbers. [3OA7] NAEP Framework
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Solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic.
 

8 ) Solve twostep word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding. (This standard is limited to problems posed with whole numbers and having wholenumber answers; students should know how to perform operations in the conventional order when there are no parentheses to specify a particular order (Order of Operations).) [3OA8] NAEP Framework
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9 ) Identify arithmetic patterns (including patterns in the addition table or multiplication table), and explain them using properties of operations. [3OA9] Example: Observe that 4 times a number is always even, and explain why 4 times a number can be decomposed into two equal addends. NAEP Framework
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Number and Operations in Base Ten
 
Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multidigit arithmetic. (A range of algorithms may be used.)
 

10 ) Use place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100. [3NBT1] NAEP Framework
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11 ) Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction. [3NBT2] NAEP Framework
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12 ) Multiply onedigit whole numbers by multiples of 10 in the range 10  90 (e.g., 9 x 80, 5 x 60) using strategies based on place value and properties of operations. [3NBT3] NAEP Framework
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Number and Operations — Fractions
(Grade 3 expectations in this domain are limited to fractions with denominators 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8.)  
Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.
 

13 ) Understand a fraction ^{1}/_{b} as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction ^{a}/_{b} as the quantity formed by a parts and size ^{1}/_{b}. [3NF1] NAEP Framework
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14 ) Understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions on a number line diagram. [3NF2] a. Represent a fraction ^{1}/_{b} on a number line diagram by defining the interval from 0 to 1 as the whole and partitioning it into b equal parts. Recognize that each part has size ^{1}/_{b} and that the endpoint of the part based at 0 locates the number ^{1}/_{b} on the number line.
[3NF2a] b. Represent a fraction ^{a}/_{b} on a number line diagram by marking off a lengths ^{1}/_{b} from 0. Recognize that the resulting interval has size ^{a}/_{b} and that its endpoint locates the number ^{a}/_{b} on the number line. [3NF2b] NAEP Framework
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15 ) Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size. [3NF3] a. Understand two fractions as equivalent (equal) if they are the same size or the same point on a number line. [3NF3a] b. Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, e.g., ^{1}/_{2} = ^{2}/_{4}, ^{4}/_{6} = ^{2}/_{3}. Explain why the fractions are equivalent, e.g., by using a visual fraction model. [3NF3b] c. Express whole numbers as fractions, and recognize fractions that are equivalent to whole numbers. [3NF3c] Examples: Express 3 in the form 3 = ^{3}/_{1}; recognize that ^{6}/_{1} = 6; locate ^{4}/_{4} and 1 at the same point of a number line diagram. d. Compare two fractions with the same numerator or the same denominator by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model. [3NF3d] NAEP Framework
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Measurement and Data
 
Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time, liquid volumes, and masses of objects.
 

16 ) Tell and write time to the nearest minute, and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line diagram. [3MD1] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



17 ) Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams (g), kilograms (kg), and liters (l). (Excludes compound units such as cm^{3} and finding the geometric volume of a container.) Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve onestep word problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as a beaker with a measurement scale) to represent the problem. (Excludes multiplicative comparison problems (problems involving notions of "times as much").) (See Appendix A, Table 2.) [3MD2] NAEP Framework
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Represent and interpret data.
 

18 ) Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one and twostep "how many more" and "how many less" problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs. [3MD3] Example: Draw a bar graph in which each square in the bar graph might represent 5 pets. Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



19 ) Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch. Show the data by making a line plot where the horizontal scale is marked off in appropriate units — whole numbers, halves, or quarters. [3MD4] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition.
 

20 ) Recognize area as an attribute of plane figures, and understand concepts of area measurement. [3MD5] a. A square with side length 1 unit called "a unit square," is said to have "one square unit" of area and can be used to measure area. [3MD5a] b. A plane figure which can be covered without gaps or overlaps by n unit squares is said to have an area of n square units. [3MD5b] NAEP Framework
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21 ) Measure areas by counting unit squares (square cm, square m, square in, square ft, and improvised units). [3MD6] NAEP Framework



22 ) Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition. [3MD7] a. Find the area of a rectangle with wholenumber side lengths by tiling it, and show that the area is the same as would be found by multiplying the side lengths. [3MD7a] b. Multiply side lengths to find areas of rectangles with wholenumber side lengths in the context of solving realworld and mathematical problems, and represent wholenumber products as rectangular areas in mathematical reasoning. [3MD7b] c. Use tiling to show in a concrete case that the area of a rectangle with wholenumber side lengths a and b + c is the sum of a x b and a x c. Use area models to represent the distributive property in mathematical reasoning. [3MD7c] d. Recognize area as additive. Find areas of rectilinear figures by decomposing them into nonoverlapping rectangles and adding the areas of the nonoverlapping parts, applying this technique to solve realworld problems. [3MD7d] NAEP Framework
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Geometric measurement: recognize perimeter as an attribute of plane figures and distinguish between linear and area measures.
 

23 ) Solve realworld and mathematical problems involving perimeters of polygons, including finding the perimeter given the side lengths, finding an unknown side length, and exhibiting rectangles with the same perimeter and different areas or with the same area and different perimeters. [3MD8] NAEP Framework
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Geometry
 
Reason with shapes and their attributes.
 

24 ) Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories. [3G1] NAEP Framework
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25 ) Partition shapes into parts with equal areas. Express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole. [3G2] Example: Partition a shape into 4 parts with equal area, and describe the area of each part as ^{1}/_{4} of the area of the shape. 

Operations and Algebraic Thinking
 
Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.
 

1 ) Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison, e.g., interpret 35 = 5 x 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7 times as many as 5. Represent verbal statements of multiplicative comparisons as multiplication equations. [4OA1] NAEP Framework



2 ) Multiply or divide to solve word problems involving multiplicative comparison, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem, distinguishing multiplicative comparison from additive comparison. (See Appendix A, Table 2.) [4OA2] NAEP Framework



3 ) Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having wholenumber answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding. [4OA3] NAEP Framework
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Gain familiarity with factors and multiples.
 

4 ) Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1100. Recognize that a whole number is a multiple of each of its factors. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1100 is a multiple of a given onedigit number. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1100 is prime or composite. [4OA4] NAEP Framework
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Generate and analyze patterns.
 

5 ) Generate a number or shape pattern that follows a given rule. Identify apparent features of the pattern that were not explicit in the rule itself. [4OA5] Example: Given the rule "Add 3" and the starting number 1, generate terms in the resulting sequence, and observe that the terms appear to alternate between odd and even numbers. Explain informally why the numbers will continue to alternate in this way. NAEP Framework


Number and Operations in Base Ten
(Grade 4 expectations in this domain are limited to whole numbers less than or equal to 1,000,000.)  
Generalize place value understanding for multidigit whole numbers.
 

6 ) Recognize that in a multidigit whole number, a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right. [4NBT1] Example: Recognize that 700 ÷ 70 = 10 by applying concepts of place value and division. NAEP Framework
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7 ) Read and write multidigit whole numbers using baseten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multidigit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons. [4NBT2] NAEP Framework
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8 ) Use place value understanding to round multidigit whole numbers to any place. [4NBT3] NAEP Framework
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Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multidigit arithmetic.
 

9 ) Fluently add and subtract multidigit whole numbers using the standard algorithm. [4NBT4] NAEP Framework
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10 ) Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a onedigit whole number, and multiply two twodigit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models. [4NBT5] NAEP Framework
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11 ) Find wholenumber quotients and remainders with up to fourdigit dividends and onedigit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models. [4NBT6] NAEP Framework
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Number and Operations — Fractions
(Grade 4 expectations in this domain are limited to fractions with denominations 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 100.)  
Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering.
 

12 ) Explain why a fraction ^{a}/_{b} is equivalent to a fraction ^{nxa}/_{nxb} by using visual fraction models, with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size. Use this principle to recognize and generate equivalent fractions. [4NF1] NAEP Framework



13 ) Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as ^{1}/_{2}. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model. [4NF2] NAEP Framework
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Build fractions from unit fractions by applying and extending previous understandings of operations on whole numbers.
 

14 ) Understand a fraction ^{a}/_{b} with a > 1 as a sum of fractions ^{1}/_{b}. [4NF3] a. Understand addition and subtraction of fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same whole. [4NF3a] b. Decompose a fraction into a sum of fractions with the same denominator in more than one way, recording each decomposition by an equation. Justify decompositions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model. [4NF3b] Examples: ^{3}/_{8} = ^{1}/_{8} + ^{1}/_{8} + ^{1}/_{8}; ^{3}/_{8} = ^{1}/_{8} + ^{2}/_{8}; 2 ^{1}/_{8} = 1 + 1 + ^{1}/_{8} = ^{8}/_{8} + ^{8}/_{8} + ^{1}/_{8}. c. Add and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators, e.g., by replacing each mixed number with an equivalent fraction, and/or by using properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction. [4NF3c] d. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole and having like denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. [4NF3d] NAEP Framework



15 ) Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction by a whole number. [4NF4] a. Understand a fraction ^{a}/_{b} as a multiple of ^{1}/_{b}. [4NF4a] Example: Use a visual fraction model to represent ^{5}/_{4} as the product 5 x (^{1}/_{4}), recording the conclusion by the equation ^{5}/_{4} = 5 x (^{1}/_{4}). b. Understand a multiple of ^{a}/_{b} as a multiple of ^{1}/_{b}, and use this understanding to multiply a fraction by a whole number. [4NF4b] Example: Use a visual fraction model to express 3 x (^{2}/_{5}) as 6 x (^{1}/_{5}), recognizing this product as ^{6}/_{5}. (In general, n x (^{a}/_{b}) = ^{(nxa)}/_{b}.) c. Solve word problems involving multiplication of a fraction by a whole number, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. [4NF4c] Example: If each person at a party will eat ^{3}/_{8} of a pound of roast beef, and there will be 5 people at the party, how many pounds of roast beef will be needed' Between which two whole numbers does your answer lie' NAEP Framework
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Understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions.
 

16 ) Express a fraction with denominator 10 as an equivalent fraction with denominator 100, and use this technique to add two fractions with respective denominators 10 and 100. (Students who can generate equivalent fractions can develop strategies for adding fractions with unlike denominators in general. But addition and subtraction with unlike denominators in general is not a requirement at this grade.) [4NF5] Example: Express ^{3}/_{10} as ^{30}/_{100}, and add ^{3}/_{10} + ^{4}/_{100} = ^{34}/_{100}. NAEP Framework



17 ) Use decimal notation for fractions with denominators 10 or 100. [4NF6] Example: Rewrite 0.62 as ^{62}/_{100}; describe a length as 0.62 meters; locate 0.62 on a number line diagram. NAEP Framework
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18 ) Compare two decimals to hundredths by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two decimals refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual model. [4NF7] NAEP Framework


Measurement and Data
 
Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit.
 

19 ) Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units, including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz; l, ml; and hr, min, sec. Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Record measurement equivalents in a twocolumn table. [4MD1] Examples: Know that 1 ft is 12 times as long as 1 in. Express the length of a 4 ft snake as 48 in. Generate a conversion table for feet and inches listing the number pairs (1, 12), (2, 24), (3, 36), ... NAEP Framework
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20 ) Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale. [4MD2] NAEP Framework
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21 ) Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in realworld and mathematical problems. [4MD3] Example: Find the width of a rectangular room given the area of the flooring and the length by viewing the area formula as a multiplication equation with an unknown factor. NAEP Framework
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Represent and interpret data.
 

22 ) Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (^{1}/_{2}, ^{1}/_{4}, ^{1}/_{8}). Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions by using information presented in line plots. [4MD4] Example: From a line plot find and interpret the difference in length between the longest and shortest specimens in an insect collection. Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Geometric measurement: understand concepts of angle and measure angles.
 

23 ) Recognize angles as geometric shapes that are formed wherever two rays share a common endpoint, and understand concepts of angle measurement. [4MD5] a. An angle is measured with reference to a circle with its center at the common endpoint of the rays by considering the fraction of the circular arc between the points where the two rays intersect the circle. An angle that turns through ^{1}/_{360} of a circle is called a "onedegree angle" and can be used to measure angles. [4MD5a] b. An angle that turns through n onedegree angles is said to have an angle measure of n degrees. [4MD5b] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



24 ) Measure angles in wholenumber degrees using a protractor. Sketch angles of specified measure. [4MD6] 


25 ) Recognize angle measure as additive. When an angle is decomposed into nonoverlapping parts, the angle measure of the whole is the sum of the angle measures of the parts. Solve addition and subtraction problems to find unknown angles on a diagram in realworld or mathematical problems, e.g., by using an equation with a symbol for the unknown angle measure. [4MD7] NAEP Framework


Geometry
 
Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles.
 

26 ) Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in twodimensional figures. [4G1] NAEP Framework
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27 ) Classify twodimensional figures based on the presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size. Recognize right triangles as a category, and identify right triangles. [4G2] NAEP Framework



28 ) Recognize a line of symmetry for a twodimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts. Identify linesymmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry. [4G3] NAEP Framework
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Operations and Algebraic Thinking
 
Write and interpret numerical expressions.
 

1 ) Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols. [5OA1] 


2 ) Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them. [5OA2] Examples: Express the calculation "add 8 and 7, then multiply by 2" as 2 x (8 + 7). Recognize that 3 x (18,932 + 921) is three times as large as 18,932 + 921, without having to calculate the indicated sum or product. Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Analyze patterns and relationships.
 

3 ) Generate two numerical patterns using two given rules. Identify apparent relationships between corresponding terms. Form ordered pairs consisting of corresponding terms from the two patterns, and graph the ordered pairs on a coordinate plane. [5OA3] Example: Given the rule "Add 3" and the starting number 0, and given the rule "Add 6" and the starting number 0, generate terms in the resulting sequences, and observe that the terms in one sequence are twice the corresponding terms in the other sequence. Explain informally why this is so. NAEP Framework
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Number and Operations in Base Ten
 
Understand the place value system.
 

4 ) Recognize that in a multidigit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and ^{1}/_{10} of what it represents in the place to its left. [5NBT1] NAEP Framework



5 ) Explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10. Use wholenumber exponents to denote powers of 10. [5NBT2] NAEP Framework



6 ) Read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths. [5NBT3] a. Read and write decimals to thousandths using baseten numerals, number names, and expanded form, e.g., 347.392 = 3 x 100 + 4 x 10 + 7 x 1 + 3 x (^{1}/_{10}) + 9 x (^{1}/_{100}) +
2 x (^{1}/_{1000}). [5NBT3a] b. Compare two decimals to thousandths based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons. [5NBT3b] NAEP Framework
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7 ) Use place value understanding to round decimals to any place. [5NBT4] NAEP Framework
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Perform operations with multidigit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths.
 

8 ) Fluently multiply multidigit whole numbers using the standard algorithm. [5NBT5] NAEP Framework
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9 ) Find wholenumber quotients of whole numbers with up to fourdigit dividends and twodigit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models. [5NBT6] NAEP Framework
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10 ) Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method, and explain the reasoning used. [5NBT7] NAEP Framework
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Number and Operations — Fractions
 
Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions.
 

11 ) Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators. [5NF1] Example: ^{2}/_{3} + ^{5}/_{4} = ^{8}/_{12} + ^{15}/_{12} = ^{23}/_{12}. (In general, ^{a}/_{b} + ^{c}/_{d} = ^{(ad + bc)}/_{bd}.) NAEP Framework
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12 ) Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole, including cases of unlike denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. Use benchmark fractions and number sense of fractions to estimate mentally, and assess the reasonableness of answers. [5NF2] Example: Recognize an incorrect result ^{2}/_{5} + ^{1}/_{2} = ^{3}/_{7} by observing that ^{3}/_{7} < ^{1}/_{2}. NAEP Framework
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Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions.
 

13 ) Interpret a fraction as division of the numerator by the denominator (^{a}/_{b} = a ÷ b). Solve word problems involving division of whole numbers leading to answers in the form of fractions or mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. [5NF3] Examples: Interpret ^{3}/_{4} as the result of dividing 3 by 4, noting that ^{3}/_{4} multiplied by 4 equals 3, and that when 3 wholes are shared equally among 4 people each person has a share of size ^{3}/_{4}. If 9 people want to share a 50pound sack of rice equally by weight, how many pounds of rice should each person get' Between which two whole numbers does your answer lie' NAEP Framework



14 ) Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction or whole number by a fraction. [5NF4] a. Interpret the product (^{a}/_{b}) x q as a parts of a partition of q into b equal parts; equivalently, as the result of a sequence of operations a x q ÷ b. [5NF4a] Example: Use a visual fraction model to show (^{2}/_{3}) x 4 = ^{8}/_{3}, and create a story context for this equation. Do the same with (^{2}/_{3}) x (^{4}/_{5}) = ^{8}/_{15}. (In general, (^{a}/_{b}) x (^{c}/_{d}) = ^{ac}/_{bd}.) b. Find the area of a rectangle with fractional side lengths by tiling it with unit squares of the appropriate unit fraction side lengths, and show that the area is the same as would be found by multiplying the side lengths. Multiply fractional side lengths to find areas of rectangles, and represent fraction products as rectangular areas. [5NF4b] NAEP Framework
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15 ) Interpret multiplication as scaling (resizing), by: [5NF5] a. Comparing the size of a product to the size of one factor on the basis of the size of the other factor, without performing the indicated multiplication. [5NF5a] b. Explaining why multiplying a given number by a fraction greater than 1 results in a product greater than the given number (recognizing multiplication by whole numbers greater than 1 as a familiar case), explaining why multiplying a given number by a fraction less than 1 results in a product smaller than the given number, and relating the principle of fraction equivalence ^{a}/_{b} = ^{(n x a)}/_{(n x b)} to the effect of multiplying by 1. [5NF5b] NAEP Framework



16 ) Solve realworld problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. [5NF6] NAEP Framework
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17 ) Apply and extend previous understandings of division to divide unit fractions by whole numbers and whole numbers by unit fractions. (Students able to multiply fractions in general can develop strategies to divide fractions in general by reasoning about the relationship between multiplication and division. However, division of a fraction by a fraction is not a requirement at this grade.)
[5NF7] a. Interpret division of a unit fraction by a nonzero whole number, and compute such quotients. [5NF7a] Example: Create a story context for (^{1}/_{3}) ÷ 4, and use a visual fraction model to show the quotient. Use the relationship between multiplication and division to explain that (^{1}/_{3}) ÷ 4 = ^{1}/_{12} because (^{1}/_{12}) x 4 = ^{1}/_{3}. b. Interpret division of a whole number by a unit fraction, and compute such quotients. [5NF7b] Example: Create a story context for 4 ÷ (^{1}/_{5}), and use a visual fraction model to show the quotient. Use the relationship between multiplication and division to explain that 4 ÷ (^{1}/_{5}) = 20 because 20 x (^{1}/_{5}) = 4. c. Solve realworld problems involving division of unit fractions by nonzero whole numbers and division of whole numbers by unit fractions, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. [5NF7c] Examples: How much chocolate will each person get if 3 people share ^{1}/_{2} lb of chocolate equally' How many ^{1}/_{3} cup servings are in 2 cups of raisins' NAEP Framework
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Measurement and Data
 
Convert like measurement units within a given measurement system.
 

18 ) Convert among differentsized standard measurement units within a given measurement system (e.g., convert 5 cm to 0.05 m), and use these conversions in solving multistep, realworld problems. [5MD1] NAEP Framework
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Represent and interpret data.
 

19 ) Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (^{1}/_{2}, ^{1}/_{4}, ^{1}/_{8}).
Use operations on fractions for this grade to solve problems involving information presented in line plots. [5MD2] Example: Given different measurements of liquid in identical beakers, find the amount of liquid each beaker would contain if the total amount in all the beakers were redistributed equally. NAEP Framework
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Geometric measurement: understand concepts of volume and relate volume to multiplication and to addition.
 

20 ) Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures, and understand concepts of volume measurement. [5MD3] a. A cube with side length 1 unit, called a "unit cube," is said to have "one cubic unit" of volume, and can be used to measure volume. [5MD3a] b. A solid figure which can be packed without gaps or overlaps using n unit cubes is said to have a volume of n cubic units. [5MD3b] NAEP Framework



21 ) Measure volumes by counting unit cubes, using cubic cm, cubic in, cubic ft, and improvised units. [5MD4] NAEP Framework
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22 ) Relate volume to the operations of multiplication and addition, and solve realworld and mathematical problems involving volume. [5MD5] a. Find the volume of a right rectangular prism with wholenumber side lengths by packing it with unit cubes, and show that the volume is the same as would be found by multiplying the edge lengths, equivalently by multiplying the height by the area of the base. Represent threefold wholenumber products as volumes, e.g., to represent the associative property of multiplication. [5MD5a] b. Apply the formulas V = l x w x h and V = B x h for rectangular prisms to find volumes of right rectangular prisms with wholenumber edge lengths in the context of solving realworld and mathematical problems. [5MD5b] c. Recognize volume as additive. Find volumes of solid figures composed of two nonoverlapping right rectangular prisms by adding the volumes of the nonoverlapping parts, applying this technique to solve realworld problems. [5MD5c] NAEP Framework


Geometry
 
Graph points on the coordinate plane to solve realworld and mathematical problems.
 

23 ) Use a pair of perpendicular number lines, called axes, to define a coordinate system with the intersection of the lines (the origin) arranged to coincide with the 0 on each line and a given point in the plane located by using an ordered pair of numbers, called its coordinates. Understand that the first number indicates how far to travel from the origin in the direction of one axis, and the second number indicates how far to travel in the direction of the second axis, with the convention that the names of the two axes and the coordinates correspond (e.g., xaxis and xcoordinate, yaxis and ycoordinate). [5G1] NAEP Framework
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24 ) Represent realworld and mathematical problems by graphing points in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane, and interpret coordinate values of points in the context of the situation. [5G2] NAEP Framework
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Classify twodimensional figures into categories based on their properties.
 

25 ) Understand that attributes belonging to a category of twodimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category. [5G3] Example: All rectangles have four right angles, and squares are rectangles, so all squares have four right angles. NAEP Framework
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26 ) Classify twodimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties. [5G4] NAEP Framework


Ratios and Proportional Relationships
 
Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.
 

1 ) Understand the concept of a ratio, and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities. [6RP1] Examples: "The ratio of wings to beaks in the bird house at the zoo was 2:1 because for every 2 wings there was 1 beak." "For every vote candidate A received, candidate C received nearly three votes." NAEP Framework
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2 ) Understand the concept of a unit rate ^{a}/_{b} associated with a ratio a:b with b ≠ 0, and use rate language in the context of a ratio relationship. [6RP2] Examples: "This recipe has a ratio of 3 cups of flour to 4 cups of sugar, so there is ^{3}/_{4} cup of flour for each cup of sugar." "We paid $75 for 15 hamburgers, which is a rate of $5 per hamburger." (Expectations for unit rates in this grade are limited to noncomplex fractions.) NAEP Framework
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3 ) Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve realworld and mathematical problems, e.g., by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations. [6RP3] a. Make tables of equivalent ratios relating quantities with wholenumber measurements, find missing values in the tables, and plot the pairs of values on the coordinate plane. Use tables to compare ratios. [6RP3a] b. Solve unit rate problems including those involving unit pricing and constant speed. [6RP3b] Example: If it took 7 hours to mow 4 lawns, then at that rate, how many lawns could be mowed in 35 hours' At what rate were lawns being mowed' c. Find a percent of a quantity as a rate per 100 (e.g., 30% of a quantity means ^{30}/_{100} times the quantity); solve problems involving finding the whole, given a part and the percent. [6RP3c] d. Use ratio reasoning to convert measurement units; manipulate and transform units appropriately when multiplying or dividing quantities. [6RP3d] NAEP Framework
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The Number System
 
Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide by fractions.
 

4 ) Interpret and compute quotients of fractions, and solve word problems involving division of fractions, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. [6NS1] Examples: Create a story context for (^{2}/_{3}) ÷ (^{3}/_{4}), and use a visual fraction model to show the quotient; use the relationship between multiplication and division to explain that (^{2}/_{3}) ÷ (^{3}/_{4}) = ^{8}/_{9} because ^{3}/_{4} of ^{8}/_{9} is ^{2}/_{3}. (In general, (^{a}/_{b}) ÷ (^{c}/_{d}) = ^{ad}/_{bc}.) How much chocolate will each person get if 3 people share ^{1}/_{2} lb of chocolate equally' How many ^{3}/_{4} cup servings are in ^{2}/_{3} of a cup of yogurt' How wide is a rectangular strip of land with length ^{3}/_{4} mi and area ^{1}/_{2} square mi' NAEP Framework
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Compute fluently with multidigit numbers and find common factors and multiples.
 

5 ) Fluently divide multidigit numbers using the standard algorithm. [6NS2] NAEP Framework
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6 ) Fluently add, subtract, multiply, and divide multidigit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation. [6NS3] NAEP Framework
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7 ) Find the greatest common factor of two whole numbers less than or equal to 100 and the least common multiple of two whole numbers less than or equal to 12. Use the distributive property to express a sum of two whole numbers 1100 with a common factor as a multiple of a sum of two whole numbers with no common factor. [6NS4] Example: Express 36 + 8 as 4(9 + 2). NAEP Framework


Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers.
 

8 ) Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values (e.g., temperature above/below zero, elevation above/below sea level, credits/debits, positive/negative electric charge); use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in realworld contexts explaining the meaning of 0 in each situation. [6NS5] NAEP Framework
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9 ) Understand a rational number as a point on the number line. Extend number line diagrams and coordinate axes familiar from previous grades to represent points on the line and in the plane with negative number coordinates. [6NS6] a. Recognize opposite signs of numbers as indicating locations on opposite sides of 0 on the number line; recognize that the opposite of the opposite of a number is the number itself, e.g.,  (3) = 3, and that 0 is its own opposite. [6NS6a] b. Understand signs of numbers in ordered pairs as indicating locations in quadrants of the coordinate plane; recognize that when two ordered pairs differ only by signs, the locations of the points are related by reflections across one or both axes. [6NS6b] c. Find and position integers and other rational numbers on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram; find and position pairs of integers and other rational numbers on a coordinate plane. [6NS6c] NAEP Framework
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10 ) Understand ordering and absolute value of rational numbers. [6NS7] a. Interpret statements of inequality as statements about the relative position of two numbers on a number line diagram. [6NS7a] Example: Interpret 3 > 7 as a statement that 3 is located to the right of 7 on a number line oriented from left to right. b. Write, interpret, and explain statements of order for rational numbers in realworld contexts. [6NS7b] Example: Write 3^{o}C > 7^{o}C to express the fact that 3^{o}C is warmer than 7^{o}C. c. Understand the absolute value of a rational number as its distance from 0 on the number line; interpret absolute value as magnitude for a positive or negative quantity in a realworld situation. [6NS7c] Example: For an account balance of 30 dollars, write 30 = 30 to describe the size of the debt in dollars. d. Distinguish comparisons of absolute value from statements about order. [6NS7d] Example: Recognize that an account balance less than 30 dollars represents a debt greater than 30 dollars. NAEP Framework



11 ) Solve realworld and mathematical problems by graphing points in all four quadrants of the coordinate plane. Include use of coordinates and absolute value to find distances between points with the same first coordinate or the same second coordinate. [6NS8] NAEP Framework
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Expressions and Equations
 
Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.
 

12 ) Write and evaluate numerical expressions involving wholenumber exponents. [6EE1] 


13 ) Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers. [6EE2] a. Write expressions that record operations with numbers and with letters standing for numbers. [6EE2a] Example: Express the calculation, "Subtract y from 5," as 5  y. b. Identify parts of an expression using mathematical terms (sum, term, product, factor, quotient, coefficient); view one or more parts of an expression as a single entity. [6EE2b] Example: Describe the expression 2(8 + 7) as a product of two factors; view (8 + 7) as both a single entity and a sum of two terms. c. Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables. Include expressions that arise from formulas used in realworld problems. Perform arithmetic operations, including those involving wholenumber exponents, in the conventional order when there are no parentheses to specify a particular order (Order of Operations). [6EE2c] Example: Use the formulas V = s^{3} and A = 6s^{2} to find the volume and surface area of a cube with sides of length s = ^{1}/_{2}. NAEP Framework
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14 ) Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. [6EE3] Example: Apply the distributive property to the expression 3(2 + x) to produce the equivalent expression 6 + 3x; apply the distributive property to the expression 24x + 18y to produce the equivalent expression 6(4x + 3y); apply properties of operations to y + y + y to produce the equivalent expression 3y. 


15 ) Identify when two expressions are equivalent (i.e., when the two expressions name the same number regardless of which value is substituted into them). [6EE4] Example: The expressions y + y + y and 3y are equivalent because they name the same number regardless of which number y represents. 

Reason about and solve onevariable equations and inequalities.
 

16 ) Understand solving an equation or inequality as a process of answering a question: which values from a specified set, if any, make the equation or inequality true' Use substitution to determine whether a given number in a specified set makes an equation or inequality true. [6EE5] NAEP Framework



17 ) Use variables to represent numbers, and write expressions when solving a realworld or mathematical problem; understand that a variable can represent an unknown number or, depending on the purpose at hand, any number in a specified set. [6EE6] NAEP Framework
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18 ) Solve realworld and mathematical problems by writing and solving equations of the form
x + p = q and px = q for cases in which p, q, and x are all nonnegative rational numbers. [6EE7] NAEP Framework
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19 ) Write an inequality of the form x > c or x < c to represent a constraint or condition in a realworld 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. [6EE8] NAEP Framework


Represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables.
 

20 ) Use variables to represent two quantities in a realworld problem that change in relationship to one another; write an equation to express one quantity, thought of as the dependent variable, in terms of the other quantity, thought of as the independent variable. Analyze the relationship between the dependent and independent variables using graphs and tables, and relate these to the equation. [6EE9] Example: In a problem involving motion at constant speed, list and graph ordered pairs of distances and times, and write the equation d = 65t to represent the relationship between distance and time. NAEP Framework


Geometry
 
Solve realworld and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.
 

21 ) 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 realworld and mathematical problems. [6G1] NAEP Framework
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22 ) Find the volume of a right rectangular prism with fractional edge lengths by packing it with unit cubes of the appropriate unit fraction edge lengths, and show that the volume is the same as would be found by multiplying the edge lengths of the prism. Apply the formulas V = lwh and V = Bh to find volumes of right rectangular prisms with fractional edge lengths in the context of solving realworld and mathematical problems. [6G2] NAEP Framework
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23 ) 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 realworld and mathematical problems. [6G3] NAEP Framework



24 ) Represent threedimensional figures using nets made up of rectangles and triangles, and use the nets to find the surface area of these figures. Apply these techniques in the context of solving realworld and mathematical problems. [6G4] NAEP Framework
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Statistics and Probability
 
Develop understanding of statistical variability.
 

25 ) Recognize a statistical question as one that anticipates variability in the data related to the question and accounts for it in the answers. [6SP1] Example: "How old am I'" is not a statistical question, but "How old are the students in my school'" is a statistical question because one anticipates variability in students' ages. Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



26 ) Understand that a set of data collected to answer a statistical question has a distribution which can be described by its center, spread, and overall shape. [6SP2] NAEP Framework



27 ) Recognize that a measure of center for a numerical data set summarizes all of its values with a single number, while a measure of variation describes how its values vary with a single number. [6SP3] NAEP Framework


Summarize and describe distributions.
 

28 ) Display numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots. [6SP4] NAEP Framework
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29 ) Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context, such as by: [6SP5] a. Reporting the number of observations. [6SP5a] b. Describing the nature of the attribute under investigation, including how it was measured and its units of measurement. [6SP5b] c. Giving quantitative measures of center (median and/or mean) and variability (interquartile range and/or mean absolute deviation) as well as describing any overall pattern and any striking deviations from the overall pattern with reference to the context in which the data were gathered. [6SP5c] d. Relating the choice of measures of center and variability to the shape of the data distribution and the context in which the data were gathered. [6SP5d] NAEP Framework
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Ratios and Proportional Relationships
 
Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve realworld and mathematical problems.
 

1 ) Compute unit rates associated with ratios of fractions, including ratios of lengths, areas, and other quantities measured in like or different units. [7RP1] NAEP Framework
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2 ) Recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities. [7RP2] a. Decide whether two quantities are in a proportional relationship, e.g., by testing for equivalent ratios in a table or graphing on a coordinate plane and observing whether the graph is a straight line through the origin. [7RP2a] b. Identify the constant of proportionality (unit rate) in tables, graphs, equations, diagrams, and verbal descriptions of proportional relationships. [7RP2b] c. Represent proportional relationships by equations. [7RP2c] Example: If total cost t is proportional to the number n of items purchased at a constant price p, the relationship between the total cost and the number of items can be expressed as t = pn. d. Explain what a point (x, y) on the graph of a proportional relationship means in terms of the situation, with special attention to the points (0, 0) and (1, r) where r is the unit rate. [7RP2d] NAEP Framework
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3 ) Use proportional relationships to solve multistep ratio and percent problems. [7RP3] Examples: Sample problems may involve simple interest, tax, markups and markdowns, gratuities and commissions, fees, percent increase and decrease, and percent error. NAEP Framework
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The Number System
 
Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers.
 

4 ) Apply and extend previous understandings of addition and subtraction to add and subtract rational numbers; represent addition and subtraction on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram. [7NS1] a. Describe situations in which opposite quantities combine to make 0. [7NS1a] Example: A hydrogen atom has 0 charge because its two constituents are oppositely charged. b. Understand p + q as the number located a distance q from p, in the positive or negative direction depending on whether q is positive or negative. Show that a number and its opposite have a sum of 0 (are additive inverses). Interpret sums of rational numbers by describing realworld contexts. [7NS1b] c. Understand subtraction of rational numbers as adding the additive inverse, p  q = p + (q). Show that the distance between two rational numbers on the number line is the absolute value of their difference, and apply this principle in realworld contexts. [7NS1c] d. Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract rational numbers. [7NS1d] NAEP Framework
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5 ) Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division and of fractions to multiply and divide rational numbers. [7NS2] a. Understand that multiplication is extended from fractions to rational numbers by requiring that operations continue to satisfy the properties of operations, particularly the distributive property, leading to products such as (1)(1) = 1 and the rules for multiplying signed numbers. Interpret products of rational numbers by describing realworld contexts. [7NS2a] b. Understand that integers can be divided, provided that the divisor is not zero, and every quotient of integers (with nonzero divisor) is a rational number. If p and q are integers, then  (^{p}/_{q}) = ^{(p)}/_{q} = ^{p}/_{(q)}. Interpret quotients of rational numbers by describing realworld contexts. [7NS2b] c. Apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide rational numbers. [7NS2c] d. Convert a rational number to a decimal using long division; know that the decimal form of a rational number terminates in 0s or eventually repeats. [7NS2d] NAEP Framework
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6 ) Solve realworld and mathematical problems involving the four operations with rational numbers. (Computations with rational numbers extend the rules for manipulating fractions to complex fractions.) [7NS3] NAEP Framework
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Expressions and Equations
 
Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.
 

7 ) Apply properties of operations as strategies to add, subtract, factor, and expand linear expressions with rational coefficients. [7EE1] NAEP Framework



8 ) Understand that rewriting an expression in different forms in a problem context can shed light on the problem, and how the quantities in it are related. [7EE2] Example: a + 0.05a = 1.05a means that "increase by 5%" is the same as "multiply by 1.05." NAEP Framework


Solve reallife and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.
 

9 ) Solve multistep reallife and mathematical problems posed with positive and negative rational numbers in any form (whole numbers, fractions, and decimals), using tools strategically. Apply properties of operations to calculate with numbers in any form, convert between forms as appropriate, and assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies. [7EE3] Examples: If a woman making $25 an hour gets a 10% raise, she will make an additional ^{1}/_{10} of her salary an hour, or $2.50, for a new salary of $27.50. If you want to place a towel bar 9 ^{3}/_{4} inches long in the center of a door that is 27 ^{1}/_{2} inches wide, you will need to place the bar about 9 inches from each edge; this estimate can be used as a check on the exact computation. NAEP Framework
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10 ) Use variables to represent quantities in a realworld or mathematical problem, and construct simple equations and inequalities to solve problems by reasoning about the quantities. [7EE4] a. Solve word problems leading to equations of the form px + q = r and p(x + q) = r, where p, q, and r are specific rational numbers. Solve equations of these forms fluently. Compare an algebraic solution to an arithmetic solution, identifying the sequence of the operations used in each approach. [7EE4a] Example: The perimeter of a rectangle is 54 cm. Its length is 6 cm. What is its width' b. Solve word problems leading to inequalities of the form px + q > r or px + q < r, where p, q, and r are specific rational numbers. Graph the solution set of the inequality, and interpret it in the context of the problem. [7EE4b] Example: As a salesperson, you are paid $50 per week plus $3 per sale. This week you want your pay to be at least $100. Write an inequality for the number of sales you need to make, and describe the solutions. NAEP Framework
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Geometry
 
Draw, construct, and describe geometrical figures and describe the relationships between them.
 

11 ) Solve problems involving scale drawings of geometric figures, including computing actual lengths and areas from a scale drawing and reproducing a scale drawing at a different scale. [7G1] NAEP Framework
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12 ) Draw (freehand, with ruler and protractor, and with technology) geometric shapes with given conditions. Focus on constructing triangles from three measures of angles or sides, noticing when the conditions determine a unique triangle, more than one triangle, or no triangle. [7G2] NAEP Framework



13 ) Describe the twodimensional figures that result from slicing threedimensional figures, as in plane sections of right rectangular prisms and right rectangular pyramids. [7G3] NAEP Framework
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Solve realworld and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume.
 

14 ) Know the formulas for the area and circumference of a circle, and use them to solve problems; give an informal derivation of the relationship between the circumference and area of a circle. [7G4] NAEP Framework
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15 ) Use facts about supplementary, complementary, vertical, and adjacent angles in a multistep problem to write and solve simple equations for an unknown angle in a figure. [7G5] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



16 ) Solve realworld and mathematical problems involving area, volume, and surface area of two and threedimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms. [7G6] NAEP Framework
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Statistics and Probability
 
Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population.
 

17 ) Understand that statistics can be used to gain information about a population by examining a sample of the population; generalizations about a population from a sample are valid only if the sample is representative of that population. Understand that random sampling tends to produce representative samples and support valid inferences. [7SP1] NAEP Framework
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18 ) Use data from a random sample to draw inferences about a population with an unknown characteristic of interest. Generate multiple samples (or simulated samples) of the same size to gauge the variation in estimates or predictions. [7SP2] Example: Estimate the mean word length in a book by randomly sampling words from the book; predict the winner of a school election based on randomly sampled survey data. Gauge how far off the estimate or prediction might be. NAEP Framework


Draw informal comparative inferences about two populations.
 

19 ) Informally assess the degree of visual overlap of two numerical data distributions with similar variabilities, measuring the difference between the centers by expressing it as a multiple of a measure of variability. [7SP3] Example: The mean height of players on the basketball team is 10 cm greater than the mean height of players on the soccer team, about twice the variability (mean absolute deviation) on either team; on a dot plot, the separation between the two distributions of heights is noticeable. NAEP Framework
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20 ) Use measures of center and measures of variability for numerical data from random samples to draw informal comparative inferences about two populations. [7SP4] Example: Decide whether the words in a chapter of a seventhgrade science book are generally longer than the words in a chapter of a fourthgrade science book. NAEP Framework


Investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models.
 

21 ) Understand that the probability of a chance event is a number between 0 and 1 that expresses the likelihood of the event occurring. Larger numbers indicate greater likelihood. A probability near 0 indicates an unlikely event, a probability around ^{1}/_{2} indicates an event that is neither unlikely nor likely, and a probability near 1 indicates a likely event. [7SP5] NAEP Framework
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22 ) Approximate the probability of a chance event by collecting data on the chance process that produces it and observing its longrun relative frequency, and predict the approximate relative frequency given the probability. [7SP6] Example: When rolling a number cube 600 times, predict that a 3 or 6 would be rolled roughly 200 times, but probably not exactly 200 times. NAEP Framework
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23 ) Develop a probability model and use it to find probabilities of events. Compare probabilities from a model to observed frequencies; if the agreement is not good, explain possible sources of the discrepancy. [7SP7] a. Develop a uniform probability model by assigning equal probability to all outcomes, and use the model to determine probabilities of events. [7SP7a] Example: If a student is selected at random from a class, find the probability that Jane will be selected and the probability that a girl will be selected. b. Develop a probability model (which may not be uniform) by observing frequencies in data generated from a chance process. [7SP7b] Example: Find the approximate probability that a spinning penny will land heads up or that a tossed paper cup will land openend down. Do the outcomes for the spinning penny appear to be equally likely based on the observed frequencies' NAEP Framework
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24 ) Find probabilities of compound events using organized lists, tables, tree diagrams, and simulation. [7SP8] a. Understand that, just as with simple events, the probability of a compound event is the fraction of outcomes in the sample space for which the compound event occurs. [7SP8a] b. Represent sample spaces for compound events using methods such as organized lists, tables, and tree diagrams. For an event described in everyday language (e.g., "rolling double sixes"), identify the outcomes in the sample space which compose the event. [7SP8b] c. Design and use a simulation to generate frequencies for compound events. [7SP8c] Example: Use random digits as a simulation tool to approximate the answer to the question: If 40% of donors have type A blood, what is the probability that it will take at least 4 donors to find one with type A blood' NAEP Framework


The Number System
 
Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers.
 

1 ) Know that numbers that are not rational are called irrational. Understand informally that every number has a decimal expansion; for rational numbers show that the decimal expansion repeats eventually, and convert a decimal expansion which repeats eventually into a rational number. [8NS1] NAEP Framework
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2 ) Use rational approximations of irrational numbers to compare the size of irrational numbers, locate them approximately on a number line diagram, and estimate the value of expressions (e.g., π^{2}). [8NS2] Example: By truncating the decimal expansion of √2, show that √2 is between 1 and 2, then between 1.4 and 1.5, and explain how to continue on to get better approximations. Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Expressions and Equations
 
Work with radicals and integer exponents.
 

3 ) Know and apply the properties of integer exponents to generate equivalent numerical expressions. [8EE1] Example: 3^{2} x 3^{5} = 3^{3} = ^{1}/_{33} = ^{1}/_{27}. Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



4 ) Use square root and cube root symbols to represent solutions to equations of the form x^{2} = p and
x^{3} = p, where p is a positive rational number. Evaluate square roots of small perfect squares and
cube roots of small perfect cubes. Know that √2 is irrational. NAEP Framework
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5 ) Use numbers expressed in the form of a single digit times an integer power of 10 to estimate very large or very small quantities, and to express how many times as much one is than the other. [8EE3] Example: Estimate the population of the United States as 3 x 10^{8} and the population of the world as 7 x 10^{9}, and determine that the world population is more than 20 times larger. NAEP Framework



6 ) Perform operations with numbers expressed in scientific notation, including problems where both decimal and scientific notation are used. Use scientific notation and choose units of appropriate size for measurements of very large or very small quantities (e.g., use millimeters per year for seafloor spreading). Interpret scientific notation that has been generated by technology. [8EE4] NAEP Framework


Understand the connections among proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations.
 

7 ) Graph proportional relationships, interpreting the unit rate as the slope of the graph. Compare two different proportional relationships represented in different ways. [8EE5] Example: Compare a distancetime graph to a distancetime equation to determine which of two moving objects has greater speed. NAEP Framework
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8 ) Use similar triangles to explain why the slope m is the same between any two distinct points on a nonvertical line in the coordinate plane; derive the equation y = mx for a line through the origin and the equation y = mx + b for a line intercepting the vertical axis at b. [8EE6] NAEP Framework
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Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations.
 

9 ) Solve linear equations in one variable. [8EE7] a. Give examples of linear equations in one variable with one solution, infinitely many solutions, or no solutions. Show which of these possibilities is the case by successively transforming the given equation into simpler forms until an equivalent equation of the form x = a, a = a, or a = b results (where a and b are different numbers). [8EE7a] b. Solve linear equations with rational number coefficients, including equations whose solutions require expanding expressions, using the distributive property and collecting like terms. [8EE7b] NAEP Framework



10 ) Analyze and solve pairs of simultaneous linear equations. [8EE8] a. Understand that solutions to a system of two linear equations in two variables correspond to points of intersections of their graphs because points of intersection satisfy both equations simultaneously. [8EE8a] b. Solve systems of two linear equations in two variables algebraically, and estimate solutions by graphing the equations. Solve simple cases by inspection. [8EE8b] Example: 3x + 2y = 5 and 3x + 2y = 6 have no solution because 3x + 2y cannot simultaneously be 5 and 6. c. Solve realworld and mathematical problems leading to two linear equations in two variables. [8EE8c] Example: Given coordinates for two pairs of points, determine whether the line through the first pair of points intersects the line through the second pair. NAEP Framework
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Functions
 
Define, evaluate, and compare functions.
 

11 ) Understand that a function is a rule that assigns to each input exactly one output. The graph of a function is the set of ordered pairs consisting of an input and the corresponding output. (Function notation is not required in Grade 8.) [8F1] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



12 ) Compare properties of two functions, each represented in a different way (algebraically, graphically, numerically in tables, or by verbal descriptions). [8F2] Example: Given a linear function represented by a table of values and linear function represented by an algebraic expression, determine which function has the greater rate of change. NAEP Framework



13 ) Interpret the equation y = mx + b as defining a linear function whose graph is a straight line; give examples of functions that are not linear. [8F3] Example: The function A = s^{2} giving the area of a square as a function of its side length is not linear because its graph contains the points (1,1), (2,4), and (3,9), which are not on a straight line. NAEP Framework
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Use functions to model relationships between quantities.
 

14 ) Construct a function to model a linear relationship between two quantities. Determine the rate of change and initial value of the function from a description of a relationship or from two (x,y) values, including reading these from a table or from a graph. Interpret the rate of change and initial value of linear function in terms of the situation it models and in terms of its graph or a table of values. [8F4] NAEP Framework
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15 ) Describe qualitatively the functional relationship between two quantities by analyzing a graph (e.g., where the function is increasing or decreasing, linear or nonlinear). Sketch a graph that exhibits the qualitative features of a function that has been described verbally. [8F5] NAEP Framework
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Geometry
 
Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software.
 

16 ) Verify experimentally the properties of rotations, reflections, and translations: [8G1] a. Lines are taken to lines, and line segments are taken to line segments of the same length. [8G1a] b. Angles are taken to angles of the same measure. [8G1b] c. Parallel lines are taken to parallel lines. [8G1c] NAEP Framework
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17 ) Understand that a twodimensional figure is congruent to another if the second can be obtained from the first by a sequence of rotations, reflections, and translations; given two congruent figures, describe a sequence that exhibits the congruence between them. [8G2] NAEP Framework
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18 ) Describe the effect of dilations, translations, rotations, and reflections on twodimensional figures using coordinates. [8G3] NAEP Framework
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19 ) Understand that a twodimensional figure is similar to another if the second can be obtained from the first by a sequence of rotations, reflections, translations, and dilations; given two similar twodimensional figures, describe a sequence that exhibits the similarity between them. [8G4] NAEP Framework



20 ) Use informal arguments to establish facts about the angle sum and exterior angle of triangles, about the angles created when parallel lines are cut by a transversal, and the angleangle criterion for similarity of triangles. [8G5] Example: Arrange three copies of the same triangle so that the sum of the three angles appears to form a line, and give argument in terms of transversals why this is so. NAEP Framework
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Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.
 

21 ) Explain a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse. [8G6] 


22 ) Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown side lengths in right triangles in realworld and mathematical problems in two and three dimensions. [8G7] NAEP Framework
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23 ) Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance between two points in a coordinate system. [8G8] NAEP Framework


Solve realworld and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres.
 

24 ) Know the formulas for the volumes of cones, cylinders, and spheres, and use them to solve realworld and mathematical problems. [8G9] 

Statistics and Probability
 
Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data.
 

25 ) Construct and interpret scatter plots for bivariate measurement data to investigate patterns of association between two quantities. Describe patterns such as clustering, outliers, positive or negative association, linear association, and nonlinear association. [8SP1] NAEP Framework
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26 ) Know that straight lines are widely used to model relationships between two quantitative variables. For scatter plots that suggest a linear association, informally fit a straight line, and informally assess the model fit by judging the closeness of the data points to the line. [8SP2] NAEP Framework



27 ) Use the equation of a linear model to solve problems in the context of bivariate measurement data, interpreting the slope and intercept. [8SP3] Example: In a linear model for a biology experiment, interpret a slope of 1.5 cm/hr as meaning that an additional hour of sunlight each day is associated with an additional 1.5 cm in mature plant height. NAEP Framework



28 ) Understand that patterns of association can also be seen in bivariate categorical data by displaying frequencies and relative frequencies in a twoway table. Construct and interpret a twoway table summarizing data on two categorical variables collected from the same subjects. Use relative frequencies calculated for rows or columns to describe possible association between the two variables. [8SP4] Example: Collect data from students in your class on whether or not they have a curfew on school nights, and whether or not they have assigned chores at home. Is there evidence that those who have a curfew also tend to have chores' NAEP Framework
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NUMBER AND QUANTITY
 
The Real Number System
 
Extend the properties of exponents to rational exponents.
 

1 ) Explain how the definition of the meaning of rational exponents follows from extending the properties of integer exponents to those values, allowing for a notation for radicals in terms of rational exponents. [NRN1] Example: We define 5^{1/3} to be the cube root of 5 because we want (5^{1/3})^{3} = 5^{(1/3)}^{3} to hold, so (5^{1/3})^{3} must equal 5. Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



2 ) Rewrite expressions involving radicals and rational exponents using the properties of exponents. [NRN2] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Use properties of rational and irrational numbers.
 

3 ) Explain why the sum or product of two rational numbers is rational; that the sum of a rational number and an irrational number is irrational; and that the product of a nonzero rational number and an irrational number is irrational. [NRN3] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Quantities*
 
Reason quantitatively and use units to solve problems. (Foundation for work with expressions, equations, and functions.)
 

4 ) Use units as a way to understand problems and to guide the solution of multistep problems; choose and interpret units consistently in formulas; choose and interpret the scale and the origin in graphs and data displays. [NQ1] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



5 ) Define appropriate quantities for the purpose of descriptive modeling. [NQ2] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



6 ) Choose a level of accuracy appropriate to limitations on measurement when reporting quantities. [NQ3] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


ALGEBRA
 
Seeing Structure in Expressions
 
Interpret the structure of expressions. (For standard 7 linear, exponential, quadratic; for standard 8 linear, exponential, quadratic, rational.) (Alabama)
 

7 ) Interpret expressions that represent a quantity in terms of its context.* [ASSE1] a. Interpret parts of an expression such as terms, factors, and coefficients. [ASSE1a] b. Interpret complicated expressions by viewing one or more of their parts as a single entity. [ASSE1b] Example: Interpret P(1+r)^{n} as the product of P and a factor not depending on P. Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



8 ) Use the structure of an expression to identify ways to rewrite it. [ASSE2] Example: See x^{4}  y^{4} as (x^{2})^{2}  (y^{2})^{2}, thus recognizing it as a difference of squares that can be factored as (x^{2}  y^{2})(x^{2} + y^{2}). 

Write expressions in equivalent forms to solve problems. (Quadratic and exponential.)
 

9 ) Choose and produce an equivalent form of an expression to reveal and explain properties of the quantity represented by the expression.* [ASSE3] a. Factor a quadratic expression to reveal the zeros of the function it defines. [ASSE3a] b. Complete the square in a quadratic expression to reveal the maximum or minimum value of the function it defines. [ASSE3b] c. Determine a quadratic equation when given its graph or roots. (Alabama) d. Use the properties of exponents to transform expressions for exponential functions. [ASSE3c] Example: The expression 1.15^{t} can be rewritten as (1.15^{1/12})^{12t} ≈ 1.012^{12t} to reveal the approximate equivalent monthly interest rate if the annual rate is 15%. Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Arithmetic With Polynomials and Rational Expressions
 
Perform arithmetic operations on polynomials. (Linear and quadratic.)
 

10 ) Understand that polynomials form a system analogous to the integers; namely, they are closed under the operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication; add, subtract, and multiply polynomials. [AAPR1] 

Rewrite rational expressions. (Linear and quadratic denominators.)
 

11 ) (+) Understand that rational expressions form a system analogous to the rational numbers, closed under addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division by a nonzero rational expression; add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational expressions. [AAPR7] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Creating Equations*
 
Create equations that describe numbers or relationships. (Linear, quadratic, and exponential (integer inputs only); for Standard 14, linear only.)
 

12 ) Create equations and inequalities in one variable, and use them to solve problems. Include equations arising from linear and quadratic functions, and simple rational and exponential functions. [ACED1] 


13 ) Create equations in two or more variables to represent relationships between quantities; graph equations on coordinate axes with labels and scales. [ACED2] 


14 ) Represent constraints by equations or inequalities, and by systems of equations and/or inequalities and interpret solutions as viable or nonviable options in a modeling context. [ACED3] Example: Represent inequalities describing nutritional and cost constraints on combinations of different foods. 


15 ) Rearrange formulas to highlight a quantity of interest, using the same reasoning as in solving equations. [ACED4] Example: Rearrange Ohm's law V = IR to highlight resistance R. 

Reasoning With Equations and Inequalities
 
Understand solving equations as a process of reasoning and explain the reasoning. (Master linear; learn as general principle.)
 

16 ) Explain each step in solving a simple equation as following from the equality of numbers asserted at the previous step, starting from the assumption that the original equation has a solution. Construct a viable argument to justify a solution method. [AREI1] 

Solve equations and inequalities in one variable. (Linear inequalities; literal that are linear in the variables being solved for; quadratics with real solutions.)
 

17 ) Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable, including equations with coefficients represented by letters. [AREI3] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



18 ) Solve quadratic equations in one variable. [AREI4] a. Use the method of completing the square to transform any quadratic equation in x into an equation of the form (x  p)^{2} = q that has the same solutions. Derive the quadratic formula from this form. [AREI4a] b. Solve quadratic equations by inspection (e.g., for x^{2} = 49), taking square roots, completing the square and the quadratic formula, and factoring as appropriate to the initial form of the equation. [AREI4b] (Alabama) Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Solve systems of equations. (Linearlinear and linearquadratic.)
 

19 ) Prove that, given a system of two equations in two variables, replacing one equation by the sum of that equation and a multiple of the other produces a system with the same solutions. [AREI5] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



20 ) Solve systems of linear equations exactly and approximately (e.g., with graphs), focusing on pairs of linear equations in two variables. [AREI6] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



21 ) Solve a simple system consisting of a linear equation and a quadratic equation in two variables algebraically and graphically. [AREI7] Example: Find the points of intersection between the line y = 3x and the circle x^{2} + y^{2} = 3. Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Represent and solve equations and inequalities graphically. (Linear and exponential; learn as general principle..)
 

22 ) Understand that the graph of an equation in two variables is the set of all its solutions plotted in the coordinate plane, often forming a curve (which could be a line). [AREI10] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



23 ) Explain why the xcoordinates of the points where the graphs of the equations y = f(x) and y = g(x) intersect are the solutions of the equation f(x) = g(x); find the solutions approximately, e.g., using technology to graph the functions, make tables of values, or find successive approximations. Include cases where f(x) and/or g(x) are linear, polynomial, rational, absolute value, exponential, and logarithmic functions.* [AREI11] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



24 ) Graph the solutions to a linear inequality in two variables as a halfplane (excluding the boundary in the case of a strict inequality), and graph the solution set to a system of linear inequalities in two variables as the intersection of the corresponding halfplanes. [AREI12] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


FUNCTIONS
 
Interpreting Functions
 
Understand the concept of a function and use function notation. (Learn as general principle; focus on linear and exponential and on arithmetic and geometric sequences.)
 

25 ) Understand that a function from one set (called the domain) to another set (called the range) assigns to each element of the domain exactly one element of the range. If f is a function and x is an element of its domain, then f(x) denotes the output of f corresponding to the input x. The graph of f is the graph of the equation y = f(x). [FIF1] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



26 ) Use function notation, evaluate functions for inputs in their domains, and interpret statements that use function notation in terms of a context. [FIF2] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



27 ) Recognize that sequences are functions, sometimes defined recursively, whose domain is a subset of the integers. [FIF3] Example: The Fibonacci sequence is defined recursively by f(0) = f(1) = 1, f(n+1) = f(n) + f(n1) for n ≥ 1. Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Interpret functions that arise in applications in terms of the context. (Linear, exponential, and quadratic.)
 

28 ) For a function that models a relationship between two quantities, interpret key features of graphs and tables in terms of the quantities, and sketch graphs showing key features given a verbal description of the relationship. Key features include intercepts; intervals where the function is increasing, decreasing, positive, or negative; relative maximums and minimums; symmetries; end behavior; and periodicity.* [FIF4] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



29 ) Relate the domain of a function to its graph and, where applicable, to the quantitative relationship it describes.* [FIF5] Example: If the function h(n) gives the number of personhours it takes to assemble n engines in a factory, then the positive integers would be an appropriate domain for the function. Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



30 ) Calculate and interpret the average rate of change of a function (presented symbolically or as a table) over a specified interval. Estimate the rate of change from a graph.* [FIF6] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Analyze functions using different representations. (Linear, exponential, quadratic, absolute value, step, and an awareness of piecewisedefined.)
 

31 ) Graph functions expressed symbolically and show key features of the graph, by hand in simple cases and using technology for more complicated cases.* [FIF7] a. Graph linear and quadratic functions, and show intercepts, maxima, and minima. [FIF7a] b. Graph square root, cube root, and piecewisedefined functions, including step functions and absolute value functions. [FIF7b] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



32 ) Write a function defined by an expression in different but equivalent forms to reveal and explain different properties of the function. [FIF8] a. Use the process of factoring and completing the square in a quadratic function to show zeros, extreme values, and symmetry of the graph, and interpret these in terms of a context. [FIF8a] b. Use the properties of exponents to interpret expressions for exponential functions. [FIF8b] Example: Identify percent rate of change in functions such as y = (1.02)^{t}, y = (0.97)^{t}, y = (1.01)^{12t}, and y = (1.2)^{t/10}, and classify them as representing exponential growth and decay. Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



33 ) Compare properties of two functions each represented in a different way (algebraically, graphically, numerically in tables, or by verbal descriptions). [FIF9] Example: Given a graph of one quadratic function and an algebraic expression for another, say which has the larger maximum. Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Building Functions
 
Build a function that models a relationship between two quantities. (For standards 34 and 35, linear, exponential, and quadratic.)
 

34 ) Write a function that describes a relationship between two quantities.* [FBF1] a. Determine an explicit expression, a recursive process, or steps for calculation from a context. [FBF1a] b. Combine standard function types using arithmetic operations. [FBF1b] Example: Build a function that models the temperature of a cooling body by adding a constant function to a decaying exponential, and relate these functions to the model. Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



35 ) Write arithmetic and geometric sequences both recursively and with an explicit formula, use them to model situations, and translate between the two forms.* [FBF2] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Build new functions from existing functions. (Linear, exponential, quadratic, and absolute value.)
 

36 ) Identify the effect on the graph of replacing f(x) by f(x) + k, k f(x), f(kx), and f(x + k) for specific values of k (both positive and negative); find the value of k given the graphs. Experiment with cases and illustrate an explanation of the effects on the graph using technology. Include recognizing even and odd functions from their graphs and algebraic expressions for them. [FBF3] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Models*
 
Construct and compare linear, quadratic, and exponential models and solve problems.
 

37 ) Distinguish between situations that can be modeled with linear functions and with exponential functions. [FLE1] a. Prove that linear functions grow by equal differences over equal intervals, and that exponential functions grow by equal factors over equal intervals. [FLE1a] b. Recognize situations in which one quantity changes at a constant rate per unit interval relative to another. [FLE1b] c. Recognize situations in which a quantity grows or decays by a constant percent rate per unit interval relative to another. [FLE1c] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



38 ) Construct linear and exponential functions, including arithmetic and geometric sequences, given a graph, a description of a relationship, or two inputoutput pairs (include reading these from a table). [FLE2] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



39 ) Observe, using graphs and tables, that a quantity increasing exponentially eventually exceeds a quantity increasing linearly, quadratically, or (more generally) as a polynomial function. [FLE3] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Interpret expressions for functions in terms of the situation they model. (Linear and exponential of form f(x) = b^{x} + k.)
 

40 ) Interpret the parameters in a linear or exponential function in terms of a context. [FLE5] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY
 
Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data
 
Summarize, represent, and interpret data on a single count or measurement variable.
 

41 ) Represent data with plots on the real number line (dot plots, histograms, and box plots). [SID1] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



42 ) Use statistics appropriate to the shape of the data distribution to compare center (median, mean) and spread (interquartile range, standard deviation) of two or more different data sets. [SID2] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



43 ) Interpret differences in shape, center, and spread in the context of the data sets, accounting for possible effects of extreme data points (outliers). [SID3] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Summarize, represent, and interpret data on two categorical and quantitative variables. (Linear focus, discuss general principle.)
 

44 ) Summarize categorical data for two categories in twoway frequency tables. Interpret relative frequencies in the context of the data (including joint, marginal, and conditional relative frequencies). Recognize possible associations and trends in the data. [SID5] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



45 ) Represent data on two quantitative variables on a scatter plot, and describe how the variables are related. [SID6] a. Fit a function to the data; use functions fitted to data to solve problems in the context of the data. Use given functions or choose a function suggested by the context. Emphasize linear, quadratic, and exponential models. [SID6a] b. Informally assess the fit of a function by plotting and analyzing residuals. [SID6b] c. Fit a linear function for a scatter plot that suggests a linear association. [SID6c] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Interpret linear models.
 

46 ) Interpret the slope (rate of change) and the intercept (constant term) of a linear model in the context of the data. [SID7] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Conditional Probability and the Rules of Probability
 
Understand independence and conditional probability and use them to interpret data. (Link to data from simulations or experiments.)
 

47 ) Understand that two events A and B are independent if the probability of A and B occurring together is the product of their probabilities, and use this characterization to determine if they are independent. [SCP2] 

NUMBER AND QUANTITY
 
The Complex Number System
 
Perform arithmetic operations with complex numbers.
 

1 ) Know there is a complex number i such that i^{2} = 1, and every complex number has the form a + bi with a and b real. [NCN1] 


2 ) Use the relation i^{2} = 1 and the commutative, associative, and distributive properties to add, subtract, and multiply complex numbers. [NCN2] 


3 ) (+) Find the conjugate of a complex number; use conjugates to find moduli and quotients of complex numbers. [NCN3] 

Use complex numbers in polynomial identities and equations. (Polynomials with real coefficients.)
 

4 ) Solve quadratic equations with real coefficients that have complex solutions. [NCN7] 


5 ) (+) Extend polynomial identities to the complex numbers. Example: Rewrite x^{2} + 4 as (x + 2i)(x  2i). [NCN8] 


6 ) (+) Know the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra; show that it is true for quadratic polynomials. [NCN9] 

Vector and Matrix Quantities
 
Perform operations on matrices and use matrices in applications.
 

7 ) (+) Use matrices to represent and manipulate data, e.g., to represent payoffs or incidence relationships in a network. (Use technology to approximate roots.) [NVM6] (Alabama) 


8 ) (+) Multiply matrices by scalars to produce new matrices, e.g., as when all of the payoffs in a game are doubled. [NVM7] 


9 ) (+) Add, subtract, and multiply matrices of appropriate dimensions. [NVM8] 


10 ) (+) Understand that, unlike multiplication of numbers, matrix multiplication for square matrices is not a commutative operation, but still satisfies the associative and distributive properties. [NVM9] 


11 ) (+) Understand that the zero and identity matrices play a role in matrix addition and multiplication similar to the role of 0 and 1 in the real numbers. The determinant of a square matrix is nonzero if and only if the matrix has a multiplicative inverse. [NVM10] 

ALGEBRA
 
Seeing Structure in Expressions
 
Interpret the structure of expressions. (Polynomial and rational.)
 

12 ) Interpret expressions that represent a quantity in terms of its context.* [ASSE1] a. Interpret parts of an expression such as terms, factors, and coefficients. [ASSE1a] b. Interpret complicated expressions by viewing one or more of their parts as a single entity. [ASSE1b] Example: Interpret P(1+r)^{n} as the product of P and a factor not depending on P. 


13 ) Use the structure of an expression to identify ways to rewrite it. [ASSE2] Example: See x^{4}  y^{4} as (x^{2})^{2}  (y^{2})^{2}, thus recognizing it as a difference of squares that can be factored as (x^{2}  y^{2})(x^{2} + y^{2}). 

Write expressions in equivalent forms to solve problems.
 

14 ) Derive the formula for the sum of a finite geometric series (when the common ratio is not 1), and use the formula to solve problems.* [ASSE4] Example: Calculate mortgage payments. 

Arithmetic With Polynomials and Rational Expressions
 
Perform arithmetic operations on polynomials. (Beyond quadratic.)
 

15 ) Understand that polynomials form a system analogous to the integers; namely, they are closed under the operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication; add, subtract, and multiply polynomials. [AAPR1] 

Understand the relationship between zeros and factors of polynomials.
 

16 ) Know and apply the Remainder Theorem: For a polynomial p(x) and a number a, the remainder on division by x  a is p(a), so p(a) = 0 if and only if (x  a) is a factor of p(x). [AAPR2] 


17 ) Identify zeros of polynomials when suitable factorizations are available, and use the zeros to construct a rough graph of the function defined by the polynomial. [AAPR3] 

Use polynomial identities to solve problems.
 

18 ) Prove polynomial identities and use them to describe numerical relationships. [AAPR4] Example: The polynomial identity (x^{2} + y^{2})^{2} = (x^{2}  y^{2})^{2} + (2xy)^{2} can be used to generate Pythagorean triples. 

Rewrite rational expressions. (Linear and quadratic denominators.)
 

19 ) Rewrite simple rational expressions in different forms; write a(x)/b(x) in the form q(x) + r(x)/b(x), where a(x), b(x), q(x), and r(x) are polynomials with the degree of r(x) less than the degree of b(x), using inspection, long division, or for the more complicated examples, a computer algebra system. [AAPR6] 

Creating Equations*
 
Create equations that describe numbers or relationships. (Equations using all available types of expressions, including simple root functions.)
 

20 ) Create equations and inequalities in one variable and use them to solve problems. Include equations arising from linear and quadratic functions, and simple rational and exponential functions. [ACED1] 


21 ) Create equations in two or more variables to represent relationships between quantities; graph equations on coordinate axes with labels and scales. [ACED2] 


22 ) Represent constraints by equations or inequalities, and by systems of equations and/or inequalities, and interpret solutions as viable or nonviable options in a modeling context. [ACED3] Example: Represent inequalities describing nutritional and cost constraints on combinations of different foods. 


23 ) Rearrange formulas to highlight a quantity of interest, using the same reasoning as in solving equations. [ACED4] Example: Rearrange Ohm's law V = IR to highlight resistance R. 

Reasoning With Equations and Inequalities
 
Understand solving equations as a process of reasoning and explain the reasoning. (Simple rational and radical.)
 

24 ) Solve simple rational and radical equations in one variable, and give examples showing how extraneous solutions may arise. [AREI2] 

Solve equations and inequalities in one variable.
 

25 ) Recognize when the quadratic formula gives complex solutions, and write them as a ± bi for real numbers a and b. [AREI4b] (Alabama) 

Solve systems of equations.
 

26 ) (+) Find the inverse of a matrix if it exists and use it to solve systems of linear equations (using technology for matrices of demensions 3 x 3 or greater). [AREI9] 

Represent and solve equations and inequalities graphically. (Combine polynomial, rational, radical, absolute value, and exponential functions.)
 

27 ) Explain why the xcoordinates of the points where the graphs of the equations y = f(x) and y = g(x) intersect are the solutions of the equation f(x) = g(x); find the solutions approximately, e.g., using technology to graph the functions, make tables of values, or find successive approximations. Include cases where f(x) and/or g(x) are linear, polynomial, rational, absolute value, exponential, and logarithmic functions.* [AREI11] 

FUNCTIONS
 
Conic Sections
 
Understand the graphs and equations of conic sections.(Emphasize understanding graphs and equations of circles and parabolas.) (Alabama)
 

28 ) Create graphs of conic sections, including parabolas, hyperbolas, ellipses, circles, and degenerate conics, from seconddegree equations. (Alabama) Example: Graph x^{2}  6x + y^{2}  12y + 41 = 0 or y^{2}  4x + 2y + 5 = 0. a. Formulate equations of conic sections from their determining characteristics. (Alabama) Example: Write the equation of an ellipse with center (5, 3), a horizontal major axis of length 10, and a minor axis of length 4. 

Interpreting Functions
 
Interpret functions that arise in applications in terms of the context. (Emphasize selection of appropriate models.)
 

29 ) Relate the domain of a function to its graph and, where applicable, to the quantitative relationship it describes.* [FIF5] Example: If the function h(n) gives the number of personhours it takes to assemble n engines in a factory, then the positive integers would be an appropriate domain for the function. 

Analyze functions using different representations. (Focus on using key features to guide selection of appropriate type of model function.)
 

30 ) Graph functions expressed symbolically, and show key features of the graph, by hand in simple cases and using technology for more complicated cases.* [FIF7] a. Graph square root, cube root, and piecewisedefined functions, including step functions and absolute value functions. [FIF7b] Example f(x) = 2x^{3} or f(x) = (x+1)/(x1) for x ≠ 1. b. Graph polynomial functions, identifying zeros when suitable factorizations are available, and showing end behavior. [FIF7c] c. Graph exponential and logarithmic functions, showing intercepts and end behavior, and trigonometric functions, showing period, midline, and amplitude. [FIF7e] 


31 ) Write a function defined by an expression in different but equivalent forms to reveal and explain different properties of the function. [FIF8] 

STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY
 
Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data
 
Summarize, represent, and interpret data on a single count or measurement variable.
 

32 ) Compare properties of two functions each represented in a different way (algebraically, graphically, numerically in tables, or by verbal descriptions). [FIF9] Example: Given a graph of one quadratic function and an algebraic expression for another, say which has the larger maximum. 

Building Functions
 
Build a function that models a relationship between two quantities. (Include all types of functions studied.)
 

33 ) Write a function that describes a relationship between two quantities.* [FBF1] a. Combine standard function types using arithmetic operations. [FBF1b] Example: Build a function that models the temperature of a cooling body by adding a constant function to a decaying exponential, and relate these functions to the model. 

Build new functions from existing functions. (Include simple radical, rational, and exponential functions; emphasize common effect of each transformation across function types.)
 

34 ) Identify the effect on the graph of replacing f(x) by f(x) + k, k f(x), f(kx), and f(x + k) for specific values of k (both positive and negative); find the value of k given the graphs. Experiment with cases and illustrate an explanation of the effects on the graph using technology. Include recognizing even and odd functions from their graphs and algebraic expressions for them.
[FBF3] 


35 ) Find inverse functions. [FBF4] a. Solve an equation of the form f(x) = c for a simple function f that has an inverse, and write an expression for the inverse. [FBF4a] Example: f(x) =2x^{3} or f(x) = (x+1)/(x1) for x ≠ 1. 

Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Models*
 
Construct and compare linear, quadratic, and exponential models and solve problems. (Logarithms as solutions for exponentials.)
 

36 ) For exponential models, express as a logarithm the solution to ab^{ct} = d where a, c, and d are numbers, and the base b is 2, 10, or e; evaluate the logarithm using technology. [FLE4] 

Using Probability to Make Decisions
 
Use probability to evaluate outcomes of decisions. (Include more complex situations.)
 

37 ) (+) Use probabilities to make fair decisions (e.g., drawing by lots, using a random number generator). [SMD6] 


38 ) (+) Analyze decisions and strategies using probability concepts (e.g., product testing, medical testing, pulling a hockey goalie at the end of a game). [SMD7] 

Conditional Probability and the Rules of Probability
 
Understand independence and conditional probability and use them to interpret data. (Link to data from simulations or experiments.)
 

39 ) Describe events as subsets of a sample space (the set of outcomes), using characteristics (or categories) of the outcomes, or as unions, intersections, or complements of other events ("or," "and," "not"). [SCP1] 


40 ) Understand the conditional probability of A given B as P(A and B)/P(B), and interpret independence of A and B as saying that the conditional probability of A given B is the same as the probability of A, and the conditional probability of B given A is the same as the probability of B. [SCP3] 


41 ) Construct and interpret twoway frequency tables of data when two categories are associated with each object being classified. Use the twoway table as a sample space to decide if events are independent and to approximate conditional probabilities. [SCP4] Example: Collect data from a random sample of students in your school on their favorite subject among mathematics, science, and English. Estimate the probability that a randomly selected student from your school will favor science given that the student is in tenth grade. Do the same for other subjects and compare the results. 


42 ) Recognize and explain the concepts of conditional probability and independence in everyday language and everyday situations. [SCP5] Example: Compare the chance of having lung cancer if you are a smoker with the chance of being a smoker if you have lung cancer. 

Use the rules of probability to compute probabilities of compound events in a uniform probability model.
 

43 ) Find the conditional probability of A given B as the fraction of B's outcomes that also belong to A, and interpret the answer in terms of the model. [SCP6] 


44 ) Apply the Addition Rule, P(A or B) = P(A) + P(B)  P(A and B), and interpret the answer in terms of the model. [SCP7] 


45 ) (+) Apply the general Multiplication Rule in a uniform probability model, P(A and B) = P(A)P(BA) = P(B)P(AB), and interpret the answer in terms of the model. [SCP8] 


46 ) (+) Use permutations and combinations to compute probabilities of compound events and solve problems. [SCP9] 

ALGEBRA
 
Modeling
 

1 ) Create algebraic models for applicationbased problems by developing and solving equations and inequalities, including those involving direct, inverse, and joint variation. (Alabama) Example: The amount of sales tax on a new car is directly proportional to the purchase price of the car. If the sales tax on a $20,500 car is $1,600, what is the purchase price of a new car that has a sales tax of $3,200' Answer: The purchase price of the new car is $41,000. 


2 ) Solve applicationbased problems by developing and solving systems of linear equations and inequalities. (Alabama) 


3 ) Use formulas or equations of functions to calculate outcomes of exponential growth or decay. (Alabama) Example: Solve problems involving compound interest, bacterial growth, carbon14 dating, and depreciation. 

Graphing
 

4 ) Determine maximum and minimum values of a function using linear programming procedures. (Alabama) Example: Observe the boundaries x ≥ 0, y ≥ 0, 2x  3y + 15 ≥ 0, and x ≤ 9 to find the maximum and minimum values of f(x,y) = 3x + 5y 


5 ) Determine approximate rates of change of nonlinear relationships from graphical and numerical data. (Alabama) a. Create graphical representations from tables, equations, or classroomgenerated data to model consumer costs and to predict future outcomes. (Alabama) 


6 ) Use the extreme value of a given quadratic function to solve applied problems. (Alabama) Example: Determine the selling price needed to maximize profit. 

Finance
 

7 ) Use analytical, numerical, and graphical methods to make financial and economic decisions, including those involving banking and investments, insurance, personal budgets, credit purchases, recreation, and deceptive and fraudulent pricing and advertising. (Alabama) Examples: Determine the best choice of certificates of deposit, savings accounts, checking accounts, or loans. Compare the costs of fixed or variablerate mortgage loans. Compare costs associated with various credit cards. Determine the best cellular telephone plan for a budget. a. Create, manually or with technological tools, graphs and tables related to personal finance and economics. (Alabama) Example: Use spreadsheets to create an amortization table for a mortgage loan or a circle graph for a personal budget. 

GEOMETRY
 
Modeling
 

8 ) Determine missing information in an applicationbased situation using properties of right triangles, including trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean Theorem. (Alabama) Example: Use a construction or landscape problem to apply trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean Theorem. 

Symmetry
 

9 ) Analyze aesthetics of physical models for line symmetry, rotational symmetry, or the golden ratio. (Alabama) Example: Identify the symmetry found in nature, art, or architecture. 

Measurement
 

10 ) Critique measurements in terms of precision, accuracy, and approximate error. (Alabama) Example: Determine whether one candidate has a significant lead over another candidate when given their current standings in a poll and the margin of error. 


11 ) Use ratios of perimeters, areas, and volumes of similar figures to solve applied problems. (Alabama) Example: Use a blueprint or scale drawing of a house to determine the amount of carpet to be purchased. 

STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY
 
Graphing
 

12 ) Create a model of a set of data by estimating the equation of a curve of best fit from tables of values or scatter plots. (Alabama) Examples: Create models of election results as a function of population change, inflation or employment rate as a function of time, cholesterol density as a function of age or weight of a person. a. Predict probabilities given a frequency distribution. (Alabama) 

NUMBER AND QUANTITY
 
The Complex Number System
 
Perform arithmetic operations with complex numbers.
 

1 ) Know there is a complex number i such that i^{2} = 1, and every complex number has the form a + bi with a and b real. [NCN1] 


2 ) Use the relation i^{2} = 1 and the commutative, associative, and distributive properties to add, subtract, and multiply complex numbers. [NCN2] 


3 ) (+) Find the conjugate of a complex number; use conjugates to find moduli and quotients of complex numbers. [NCN3] 

Use complex numbers in polynomial identities and equations. (Polynomials with real coefficients.)
 

4 ) Solve quadratic equations with real coefficients that have complex solutions. [NCN7] 


5 ) (+) Extend polynomial identities to the complex numbers. [NCN8] Example: Rewrite x^{2} + 4 as (x + 2i)(x  2i). 


6 ) (+) Know the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra; show that it is true for quadratic polynomials. [NCN9] 

Vector and Matrix Quantities
 
Perform operations on matrices and use matrices in applications.
 

7 ) (+) Use matrices to represent and manipulate data, e.g., to represent payoffs or incidence relationships in a network. (Use technology to approximate roots.) [NVM6] (Alabama) 


8 ) (+) Multiply matrices by scalars to produce new matrices, e.g., as when all of the payoffs in a game are doubled. [NVM7] 


9 ) (+) Add, subtract, and multiply matrices of appropriate dimensions. [NVM8] 


10 ) (+) Understand that, unlike multiplication of numbers, matrix multiplication for square matrices is not a commutative operation, but still satisfies the associative and distributive properties. [NVM9] 


11 ) (+) Understand that the zero and identity matrices play a role in matrix addition and multiplication similar to the role of 0 and 1 in the real numbers. The determinant of a square matrix is nonzero if and only if the matrix has a multiplicative inverse. [NVM10] 

ALGEBRA
 
Seeing Structure in Expressions
 
Interpret the structure of expressions. (Polynomial and rational.)
 

12 ) Interpret expressions that represent a quantity in terms of its context.* [ASSE1] a. Interpret parts of an expression such as terms, factors, and coefficients. [ASSE1a] b. Interpret complicated expressions by viewing one or more of their parts as a single entity. [ASSE1b] Example: Interpret P(1+r)^{n} as the product of P and a factor not depending on P. 


13 ) Use the structure of an expression to identify ways to rewrite it. [ASSE2] Example: See x^{4}  y^{4} as (x^{2})^{2}  (y^{2})^{2}, thus recognizing it as a difference of squares that can be factored as (x^{2}  y^{2})(x^{2} + y^{2}). 

Write expressions in equivalent forms to solve problems.
 

14 ) Derive the formula for the sum of a finite geometric series (when the common ratio is not 1), and use the formula to solve problems.* [ASSE4] Example: Calculate mortgage payments. 

Arithmetic With Polynomials and Rational Expressions
 
Perform arithmetic operations on polynomials. (Beyond quadratic.)
 

15 ) Understand that polynomials form a system analogous to the integers; namely, they are closed under the operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication; add, subtract, and multiply polynomials. [AAPR1] 

Understand the relationship between zeros and factors of polynomials.
 

16 ) Know and apply the Remainder Theorem: For a polynomial p(x) and a number a, the remainder on division by x  a is p(a), so p(a) = 0 if and only if (x  a) is a factor of p(x). [AAPR2] 


17 ) Identify zeros of polynomials when suitable factorizations are available, and use the zeros to construct a rough graph of the function defined by the polynomial. [AAPR3] 

Use polynomial identities to solve problems.
 

18 ) Prove polynomial identities and use them to describe numerical relationships. [AAPR4] Example: The polynomial identity (x^{2} + y^{2})^{2} = (x^{2}  y^{2})^{2} + (2xy)^{2} can be used to generate Pythagorean triples. 

Rewrite rational expressions. (Linear and quadratic denominators.)
 

19 ) Rewrite simple rational expressions in different forms; write a(x)/b(x) in the form q(x) + r(x)/b(x), where a(x), b(x), q(x), and r(x) are polynomials with the degree of r(x) less than the degree of b(x), using inspection, long division, or for the more complicated examples, a computer algebra system. [AAPR6] 

Creating Equations*
 
Create equations that describe numbers or relationships. (Equations using all available types of expressions, including simple root functions.)
 

20 ) Create equations and inequalities in one variable and use them to solve problems. Include equations arising from linear and quadratic functions, and simple rational and exponential functions. [ACED1] 


21 ) Create equations in two or more variables to represent relationships between quantities; graph equations on coordinate axes with labels and scales. [ACED2] 


22 ) Represent constraints by equations or inequalities, and by systems of equations and/or inequalities, and interpret solutions as viable or nonviable options in a modeling context. [ACED3] Example: Represent inequalities describing nutritional and cost constraints on combinations of different foods. 


23 ) Rearrange formulas to highlight a quantity of interest, using the same reasoning as in solving equations. [ACED4] Example: Rearrange Ohm's law V = IR to highlight resistance R. 

Reasoning With Equations and Inequalities
 
Understand solving equations as a process of reasoning and explain the reasoning. (Simple rational and radical.)
 

24 ) Solve simple rational and radical equations in one variable, and give examples showing how extraneous solutions may arise. [AREI2] 

Solve equations and inequalities in one variable.
 

25 ) Recognize when the quadratic formula gives complex solutions, and write them as a ± bi for real numbers a and b. [AREI4b] (Alabama) 

Solve systems of equations.
 

26 ) (+) Find the inverse of a matrix if it exists and use it to solve systems of linear equations (using technology for matrices of dimension 3 x 3 or greater). [AREI9] (Alabama) 

Represent and solve equations and inequalities graphically. (Combine polynomial, rational, radical, absolute value, and exponential functions.)
 

27 ) Explain why the xcoordinates of the points where the graphs of the equations y = f(x) and y = g(x) intersect are the solutions of the equation f(x) = g(x); find the solutions approximately, e.g., using technology to graph the functions, make tables of values, or find successive approximations. Include cases where f(x) and/or g(x) are linear, polynomial, rational, absolute value, exponential, and logarithmic functions.* [AREI11] 

FUNCTIONS
 
Conic Sections
 
Understand the graphs and equations of conic sections. (Emphasize understanding graphs and equations of circles and parabolas.) (Alabama)
 

28 ) Create graphs of conic sections, including parabolas, hyperbolas, ellipses, circles, and degenerate conics, from seconddegree equations. (Alabama) Example: Graph x^{2}  6x + y^{2}  12y + 41 = 0 or y^{2}  4x + 2y + 5 = 0. a. Formulate equations of conic sections from their determining characteristics. (Alabama) Example: Write the equation of an ellipse with center (5, 3), a horizontal major axis of length 10, and a minor axis of length 4. 

Interpreting Functions
 
Interpret functions that arise in applications in terms of the context. (Emphasize selection of appropriate models.)
 

29 ) Relate the domain of a function to its graph and, where applicable, to the quantitative relationship it describes.* [FIF5] Example: If the function h(n) gives the number of personhours it takes to assemble n engines in a factory, then the positive integers would be an appropriate domain for the function. 

Analyze functions using different representations. (Focus on using key features to guide selection of appropriate type of model function.)
 

30 ) Graph functions expressed symbolically, and show key features of the graph, by hand in simple cases and using technology for more complicated cases.* [FIF7] a. Graph square root, cube root, and piecewisedefined functions, including step functions and absolute value functions. [FIF7b] b. Graph polynomial functions, identifying zeros when suitable factorizations are available, and showing end behavior. [FIF7c] c. Graph exponential and logarithmic functions, showing intercepts and end behavior, and trigonometric functions, showing period, midline, and amplitude. [FIF7e] 


31 ) Write a function defined by an expression in different but equivalent forms to reveal and explain different properties of the function. [FIF8] 


32 ) Compare properties of two functions each represented in a different way (algebraically, graphically, numerically in tables, or by verbal descriptions). [FIF9] Example: Given a graph of one quadratic function and an algebraic expression for another, say which has the larger maximum. 

Building Functions
 
Build a function that models a relationship between two quantities. (Include all types of functions studied.)
 

33 ) Write a function that describes a relationship between two quantities.* [FBF1] a. Combine standard function types using arithmetic operations. [FBF1b] Example: Build a function that models the temperature of a cooling body by adding a constant function to a decaying exponential, and relate these functions to the model. 

Build new functions from existing functions. (Include simple radical, rational, and exponential functions; emphasize common effect of each transformation across function types.)
 

34 ) Identify the effect on the graph of replacing f(x) by f(x) + k, k f(x), f(kx), and f(x + k) for specific values of k (both positive and negative); find the value of k given the graphs. Experiment with cases and illustrate an explanation of the effects on the graph using technology. Include recognizing even and odd functions from their graphs and algebraic expressions for them.
[FBF3] 


35 ) Find inverse functions. [FBF4] Solve an equation of the form f(x) = c for a simple function f that has an inverse, and write an expression for the inverse. [FBF4a] Example f(x) = 2x^{3} or f(x) = (x+1)/(x1) for x ≠ 1. 

Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Models*
 
Construct and compare linear, quadratic, and exponential models and solve problems. (Logarithms as solutions for exponentials.)
 

36 ) For exponential models, express as a logarithm the solution to ab^{ct} = d where a, c, and d are numbers, and the base b is 2, 10, or e; evaluate the logarithm using technology. [FLE4] 

Trigonometric Functions
 
Extend the domain of trigonometric functions using the unit circle.
 

37 ) Understand radian measure of an angle as the length of the arc on the unit circle subtended by the angle. [FTF1] 


38 ) Explain how the unit circle in the coordinate plane enables the extension of trigonometric functions to all real numbers, interpreted as radian measures of angles traversed counterclockwise around the unit circle. [FTF2] 


39 ) Define the six trigonometric functions using ratios of the sides of a right triangle, coordinates on the unit circle, and the reciprocal of other functions. (Alabama) 

Model periodic phenomena with trigonometric functions.
 

40 ) Choose trigonometric functions to model periodic phenomena with specified amplitude, frequency, and midline.* [FTF5] 

STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY
 
Using Probability to Make Decisions
 
Use probability to evaluate outcomes of decisions. (Include more complex situations.)
 

41 ) (+) Use probabilities to make fair decisions (e.g., drawing by lots, using a random number generator). [SMD6] 


42 ) (+) Analyze decisions and strategies using probability concepts (e.g., product testing, medical testing, pulling a hockey goalie at the end of a game). [SMD7] 

Conditional Probability and the Rules of Probability
 
Understand independence and conditional probability and use them to interpret data. (Link to data from simulations or experiments.)
 

43 ) Describe events as subsets of a sample space (the set of outcomes), using characteristics (or categories) of the outcomes, or as unions, intersections, or complements of other events ("or," "and," "not"). [SCP1] 


44 ) Understand the conditional probability of A given B as P(A and B)/P(B), and interpret independence of A and B as saying that the conditional probability of A given B is the same as the probability of A, and the conditional probability of B given A is the same as the probability of B. [SCP3] 


45 ) Construct and interpret twoway frequency tables of data when two categories are associated with each object being classified. Use the twoway table as a sample space to decide if events are independent and to approximate conditional probabilities. [SCP4] Example: Collect data from a random sample of students in your school on their favorite subject among mathematics, science, and English. Estimate the probability that a randomly selected student from your school will favor science given that the student is in tenth grade. Do the same for other subjects and compare the results. 


46 ) Recognize and explain the concepts of conditional probability and independence in everyday language and everyday situations. [SCP5] Example: Compare the chance of having lung cancer if you are a smoker with the chance of being a smoker if you have lung cancer. 

Use the rules of probability to compute probabilities of compound events in a uniform probability model.
 

47 ) Find the conditional probability of A given B as the fraction of B's outcomes that also belong to A, and interpret the answer in terms of the model. [SCP6] 


48 ) Apply the Addition Rule, P(A or B) = P(A) + P(B)  P(A and B), and interpret the answer in terms of the model. [SCP7] 


49 ) (+) Apply the general Multiplication Rule in a uniform probability model, P(A and B) = P(A)P(BA) = P(B)P(AB), and interpret the answer in terms of the model. [SCP8] 


50 ) (+) Use permutations and combinations to compute probabilities of compound events and solve problems. [SCP9] 

NUMBER AND QUANTITY
 
Vector and Matrix Quantities
 
Represent and model with vector quantities.
 

1 ) (+) Recognize vector quantities as having both magnitude and direction. Represent vector quantities by directed line segments, and use appropriate symbols for vectors and their magnitudes (e.g., v,  v ,  v ), including the use of eigenvalues and eigenvectors. [NVM1] (Alabama) 


2 ) (+) Solve problems involving velocity and other quantities that can be represented by vectors, including navigation (e.g., airplane, aerospace, oceanic). [NVM3] (Alabama) 


3 ) (+) Add vectors endtoend, componentwise, and by the parallelogram rule. Understand that the magnitude of a sum of two vectors is typically not the sum of the magnitudes. Find the dot product and the cross product of vectors. [NVM4a] (Alabama) 


4 ) (+) Given two vectors in magnitude and direction form, determine the magnitude and direction of their sum, including vectors in complex vector spaces. [NVM4b] (Alabama) 


5 ) (+) Understand vector subtraction v  w as v + (w), where (w) is the additive inverse of w, with the same magnitude as w and pointing in the opposite direction. Represent vector subtraction graphically by connecting the tips in the appropriate order, and perform vector subtraction componentwise, including vectors in complex vector spaces. [NVM4c] (Alabama) 

Perform operations on matrices and use matrices in applications.
 

6 ) (+) Use matrices to represent and manipulate data, e.g., to represent payoffs or incidence relationships in a network, including linear programming. [NVM6] (Alabama) 


7 ) (+) Multiply matrices by scalars to produce new matrices, e.g., as when all of the payoffs in a game are doubled, including rotation matrices. [NVM7] (Alabama) 


8 ) (+) Understand that the zero and identity matrices play a role in matrix addition and multiplication similar to the role of 0 and 1 in the real numbers. The determinant of a square matrix is nonzero if and only if the matrix has a multiplicative inverse. Solve matrix equations using augmented matrices. [NVM10] (Alabama) 


9 ) (+) Multiply a vector (regarded as a matrix with one column) by a matrix of suitable dimensions to produce another vector. Work with matrices as transformations of vectors, including matrices larger than 2 x 2. [NVM11] (Alabama) 


10 ) (+) Work with 2 x 2 matrices as transformations of the plane, and interpret the absolute value of the determinant in terms of area. Solve matrix application problems using reduced row echelon form. [NVM12] (Alabama) 

Complex Numbers
 
Use complex numbers in polynomial identities and equations.
 

11 ) (+) Know the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra; show that it is true for quadratic polynomials. Understand the importance of using complex numbers in graphing functions on the Cartesian or complex plane. [NCN9] (Alabama) 

Limits
 
Understand limits of functions. (Alabama)
 

12 ) Calculate the limit of a sequence, of a function, and of an infinite series. (Alabama) 

ALGEBRA
 
Seeing Structure in Expressions
 

13 ) Use the laws of Boolean Algebra to describe true/false circuits. Simplify Boolean expressions using the relationships between conjunction, disjunction, and negation operations. (Alabama) 


14 ) Use logic symbols to write truth tables. (Alabama) 

Arithmetic With Polynomials and Rational Functions
 

15 ) Reduce the degree of either the numerator or denominator of a rational function by using partial fraction decomposition or partial fraction expansion. (Alabama) 

FUNCTIONS
 
Trigonometric Functions
 
Extend the domain of trigonometric functions using the unit circle.
 

16 ) (+) Use the unit circle to explain symmetry (odd and even) and periodicity of trigonometric functions. [FTF4]. 

Apply trigonometry to general triangles.
 

17 ) (+) Prove the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines and use them to solve problems. Understand Law of Sines = 2r, where r is the radius of the circumscribed circle of the triangle. Apply the Law of Tangents. [GSRT10] (Alabama) 


18 ) Apply Euler's and deMoivre's formulas as links between complex numbers and trigonometry. (Alabama) 

NUMBER AND QUANTITY
 

1 ) Analyze topics from elementary number theory, including perfect numbers and prime numbers, to determine properties of integers. (Alabama) 


2 ) Determine characteristics of sequences, including the Fibonacci sequence, the triangular numbers, and pentagonal numbers. (Alabama) Example: Write a sequence of the first 10 triangular numbers and hypothesize a formula to find the n^{th} triangular number. 


3 ) Use the recursive process and difference equations to create fractals, population growth models, sequences, series, and compound interest models. (Alabama) 


4 ) Convert between base ten and other bases. (Alabama) 

ALGEBRA
 

5 ) Determine results of operations upon 3 x 3 and larger matrices, including matrix addition and multiplication of a matrix by a matrix, vector, or scalar. (Alabama) 


6 ) Analyze determinants and inverses of 2 x 2, 3 x 3, and larger matrices to determine the nature of the solution set of the corresponding system of equations, including solving systems of equations in three variables by echelon row reduction and matrix inverse. (Alabama) 


7 ) Solve problems through investigation and application of existence and nonexistence of Euler paths, Euler circuits, Hamilton paths, and Hamilton circuits. (Alabama) Example: Show why a 5 x 5 grid has no Hamilton circuit. a. Develop optimal solutions of applicationbased problems using existing and studentcreated algorithms. (Alabama) 


8 ) Apply algorithms, including Kruskal's and Prim's, relating to minimum weight spanning trees, networks, flows, and Steiner trees. (Alabama) a. Use shortest path techniques to find optimal shipping routes. (Alabama) 


9 ) Determine a minimum project time using algorithms to schedule tasks in order, including critical path analysis, the listprocessing algorithm, and studentcreated algorithms. (Alabama) 

GEOMETRY
 

10 ) Use vertexcoloring techniques and matching techniques to solve applicationbased problems. (Alabama) Example: Use graphcoloring techniques to color a map of the western states of the United States so no adjacent states are the same color, including determining the minimum number of colors needed and why no fewer colors may be used. 


11 ) Solve applicationbased logic problems using Venn diagrams, truth tables, and matrices. (Alabama) 

STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY
 

12 ) Use combinatorial reasoning and counting techniques to solve applicationbased problems. (Alabama) Example: Determine the probability of a safe opening on the first attempt given the combination uses the digits 2, 4, 6, and 8 with the order unknown. Answer: The probability of the safe opening on the first attempt is ^{1}/_{24}. 


13 ) Analyze election data to compare election methods and voting apportionment, including determining strength within specific groups. (Alabama) 

GEOMETRY
 
Congruence
 
Experiment with transformations in the plane.
 

1 ) Know precise definitions of angle, circle, perpendicular line, parallel line, and line segment based on the undefined notions of point, line, distance along a line, and distance around a circular arc. [GCO1] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



2 ) Represent transformations in the plane using, e.g., transparencies and geometry software; describe transformations as functions that take points in the plane as inputs and give other points as outputs. Compare transformations that preserve distance and angle to those that do not (e.g., translation versus horizontal stretch). [GCO2] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



3 ) Given a rectangle, parallelogram, trapezoid, or regular polygon, describe the rotations and reflections that carry it onto itself. [GCO3] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



4 ) Develop definitions of rotations, reflections, and translations in terms of angles, circles, perpendicular lines, parallel lines, and line segments. [GCO4] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



5 ) Given a geometric figure and a rotation, reflection, or translation, draw the transformed figure using, e.g., graph paper, tracing paper, or geometry software. Specify a sequence of transformations that will carry a given figure onto another. [GCO5] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Understand congruence in terms of rigid motions. (Build on rigid motions as a familiar starting point for development of concept of geometric proof.)
 

6 ) Use geometric descriptions of rigid motions to transform figures and to predict the effect of a given rigid motion on a given figure; given two figures, use the definition of congruence in terms of rigid motions to decide if they are congruent. [GCO6] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



7 ) Use the definition of congruence in terms of rigid motions to show that two triangles are congruent if and only if corresponding pairs of sides and corresponding pairs of angles are congruent. [GCO7] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



8 ) Explain how the criteria for triangle congruence, anglesideangle (ASA), sideangleside (SAS), and sidesideside (SSS), follow from the definition of congruence in terms of rigid motions. [GCO8] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Prove geometric theorems. (Focus on validity of underlying reasoning while using variety of ways of writing proofs.)
 

9 ) Prove theorems about lines and angles. Theorems include vertical angles are congruent; when a transversal crosses parallel lines, alternate interior angles are congruent and corresponding angles are congruent; and points on a perpendicular bisector of a line segment are exactly those equidistant from the segment's endpoints. [GCO9] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



10 ) Prove theorems about triangles. Theorems include measures of interior angles of a triangle sum to 180^{o}, base angles of isosceles triangles are congruent, the segment joining midpoints of two sides of a triangle is parallel to the third side and half the length, and the medians of a triangle meet at a point. [GCO10] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



11 ) Prove theorems about parallelograms. Theorems include opposite sides are congruent, opposite angles are congruent; the diagonals of a parallelogram bisect each other; and conversely, rectangles are parallelograms with congruent diagonals. [GCO11] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Make geometric constructions. (Formalize and explain processes.)
 

12 ) Make formal geometric constructions with a variety of tools and methods such as compass and straightedge, string, reflective devices, paper folding, and dynamic geometric software. Constructions include copying a segment; copying an angle; bisecting a segment; bisecting an angle; constructing perpendicular lines, including the perpendicular bisector of a line segment; and constructing a line parallel to a given line through a point not on the line. [GCO12] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



13 ) Construct an equilateral triangle, a square, and a regular hexagon inscribed in a circle. [GCO13] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Similarity, Right Triangles, and Trigonometry
 
Understand similarity in terms of similarity transformations.
 

14 ) Verify experimentally the properties of dilations given by a center and a scale factor. [GSRT1] a. A dilation takes a line not passing through the center of the dilation to a parallel line and leaves a line passing through the center unchanged. [GSRT1a] b. The dilation of a line segment is longer or shorter in the ratio given by the scale factor.
[GSRT1b] 


15 ) Given two figures, use the definition of similarity in terms of similarity transformations to decide if they are similar; explain using similarity transformations the meaning of similarity for triangles as the equality of all corresponding pairs of angles and the proportionality of all corresponding pairs of sides. [GSRT2] Example 1: Given the two triangles above, show that they are similar. ^{4}/_{8} = ^{6}/_{12} They are similar by SSS. The scale factor is equivalent. Example 2: Show that the two triangles are similar. Two corresponding sides are proportional and the included angle is congruent. (SAS similarity) 


16 ) Use the properties of similarity transformations to establish the angleangle (AA) criterion for two triangles to be similar. [GSRT3] 

Prove theorems involving similarity.
 

17 ) Prove theorems about triangles. Theorems include a line parallel to one side of a triangle divides the other two proportionally, and conversely; and the Pythagorean Theorem proved using triangle similarity. [GSRT4] 


18 ) Use congruence and similarity criteria for triangles to solve problems and to prove relationships in geometric figures. [GSRT5] 

Define trigonometric ratios and solve problems involving right triangles.
 

19 ) Understand that by similarity, side ratios in right triangles are properties of the angles in the triangle leading to definitions of trigonometric ratios for acute angles. [GSRT6] 


20 ) Explain and use the relationship between the sine and cosine of complementary angles. [GSRT7] 


21 ) Use trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean Theorem to solve right triangles in applied problems.* [GSRT8] 


22 ) (+) Prove the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines and use them to solve problems. [GSRT10] 


23 ) (+) Understand and apply the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines to find unknown measurements in right and nonright triangles (e.g., surveying problems, resultant forces).
[GSRT11] 

Circles
 
Understand and apply theorems about circles.
 

24 ) Prove that all circles are similar. [GC1] 


25 ) Identify and describe relationships among inscribed angles, radii, and chords. Include the relationship between central, inscribed, and circumscribed angles; inscribed angles on a diameter are right angles; the radius of a circle is perpendicular to the tangent where the radius intersects the circle. [GC2] 


26 ) Construct the inscribed and circumscribed circles of a triangle, and prove properties of angles for a quadrilateral inscribed in a circle. [GC3] 


27 ) (+) Construct a tangent line from a point outside a given circle to the circle. [GC4] 

Find arc lengths and areas of sectors of circles. (Radian introduced only as unit of measure.)
 

28 ) Derive, using similarity, the fact that the length of the arc intercepted by an angle is proportional to the radius, and define the radian measure of the angle as the constant of proportionality; derive the formula for the area of a sector. [GC5] 

Expressing Geometric Properties With Equations
 
Translate between the geometric description and the equation for a conic section.
 

29 ) Derive the equation of a circle of given center and radius using the Pythagorean Theorem; complete the square to find the center and radius of a circle given by an equation. [GGPE1] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Use coordinates to prove simple geometric theorems algebraically. (Include distance formula; relate to Pythagorean Theorem.)
 

30 ) Use coordinates to prove simple geometric theorems algebraically. [GGPE4] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



31 ) Prove the slope criteria for parallel and perpendicular lines, and use them to solve geometric problems (e.g., find the equation of a line parallel or perpendicular to a given line that passes through a given point). [GGPE5] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



32 ) Find the point on a directed line segment between two given points that partitions the segment in a given ratio. [GGPE6] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



33 ) Use coordinates to compute perimeters of polygons and areas of triangles and rectangles, e.g., using the distance formula.* [GGPE7] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Use coordinates to prove simple geometric theorems algebraically. (Alabama)
 

34 ) Determine areas and perimeters of regular polygons, including inscribed or circumscribed polygons, given the coordinates of vertices or other characteristics. (Alabama) Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Geometric Measurement and Dimension
 
Explain volume formulas and use them to solve problems.
 

35 ) Give an informal argument for the formulas for the circumference of a circle; area of a circle; and volume of a cylinder, pyramid, and cone. Use dissection arguments, Cavalieri's principle, and informal limit arguments. [GGMD1] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



36 ) Use volume formulas for cylinders, pyramids, cones, and spheres to solve problems.* [GGMD3] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



37 ) Determine the relationship between surface areas of similar figures and volumes of similar figures. (Alabama) Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Visualize relationships between twodimensional and threedimensional objects.
 

38 ) Identify the shapes of twodimensional crosssections of threedimensional objects, and identify threedimensional objects generated by rotations of twodimensional objects. [GGMD4] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Modeling With Geometry
 
Apply geometric concepts in modeling situations.
 

39 ) Use geometric shapes, their measures, and their properties to describe objects (e.g., modeling a tree trunk or a human torso as a cylinder).* [GMG1] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



40 ) Apply concepts of density based on area and volume in modeling situations (e.g., persons per square mile, British Thermal Units (BTUs) per cubic foot).* [GMG2] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards



41 ) Apply geometric methods to solve design problems (e.g., designing an object or structure to satisfy physical constraints or minimize cost, working with typographic grid systems based on ratios).* [GMG3] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards


Using Probability to Make Decisions
 
Use probability to evaluate outcomes of decisions. (Introductory; apply counting rules.)
 

42 ) (+) Use probabilities to make fair decisions (e.g., drawing by lots, using a random number generator). [SMD6] 


43 ) (+) Analyze decisions and strategies using probability concepts (e.g., product testing, medical testing, pulling a hockey goalie at the end of a game). [SMD7] (Alabama) Example: What is the probability of tossing a penny and having it land in the nonshaded region' Geometric Probability is the NonShaded Area divided by the Total Area. 

NUMBER AND QUANTITY
 

1 ) Critique ancient numeration systems and applications, including astronomy and the development and use of money and calendars. (Alabama) a. Determine relationships among mathematical achievements of ancient peoples, including the Sumerians, Babylonians, Egyptians, Mesopotamians, Chinese, Aztecs, and Incas. (Alabama) b. Explain origins of the HinduArabic numeration system. (Alabama) Example: Perform addition and subtraction in both the HinduArabic and the Roman numeration systems to compare place value and place holders. 


2 ) Analyze mathematical relationships in music to interpret frequencies of musical notes and to compare mathematical structures of various musical instruments. (Alabama) Examples: Compare frequencies of notes exactly one octave apart on the musical scale; using frequencies and wave patterns of middle C, E above middle C, and G above middle C to explain why the C major chord is harmonious. a. Determine lengths of strings necessary to produce harmonic tones as in Pythagorean tuning. (Alabama) 


3 ) Use special numbers, including e, i, π and the golden ratio, to solve applicationbased problems. a. Identify transcendental numbers. (Alabama) Example: Calculate e to ten decimal places using a summation with ^{1}/_{n!}. 


4 ) Explain the development and uses of sets of numbers, including complex, real, rational, irrational, integer, whole, and natural numbers. (Alabama) a. Analyze contributions to the number system by wellknown mathematicians, including Archimedes, John Napier, René Descartes, Sir Isaac Newton, Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss, and Julius Wilhelm Richard Dedekind. (Alabama) Example: Plot solutions to the polynomial equation, x^{2}  6x + 11 = 0, on the Gaussian plane. 

ALGEBRA
 

5 ) Identify beginnings of algebraic symbolism and structure through the works of European mathematicians. (Alabama) a. Create a Fibonacci sequence when given two initial integers. (Alabama) b. Investigate Tartaglia's formula for solving cubic equations. (Alabama) 


6 ) Explain the development and applications of logarithms, including contributions of John Napier, Henry Briggs, and the Bernoulli family. (Alabama) 


7 ) Justify the historical significance of the development of multiple perspectives in mathematics. (Alabama) Example: Relate the historical development of multiple perspectives to the works of Sir Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz in the foundations of calculus. a. Summarize the significance of René Descartes' Cartesian coordinate system. (Alabama) b. Interpret the foundation of analytic geometry with regard to geometric curves and algebraic relationships. (Alabama) 

GEOMETRY
 

8 ) Solve problems from nonEuclidean geometry, including graph theory, networks, topology, and fractals. (Alabama) 


9 ) Analyze works of visual art and architecture for mathematical relationships. (Alabama) Examples: Use Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man to explore the golden ratio. Identify mathematical patterns in Maurits Cornelis Escher's drawings, including the use of tessellations in art, quilting, paintings, pottery, and architecture. a. Summarize the historical development of perspective in art and architecture. (Alabama) 


10 ) Determine the mathematical impact of the ancient Greeks, including Archimedes, Eratosthenes, Euclid, Hypatia, Pythagoras, and the Pythagorean Society. (Alabama) Example: Use Euclid's proposition to inscribe a regular hexagon within a circle. a. Construct multiple proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem. (Alabama) b. Solve problems involving figurate numbers, including triangular and pentagonal numbers. (Alabama) Example: Write a sequence of the first 10 triangular numbers and hypothesize a formula for finding the n^{th} triangular number. 


11 ) Describe the development of mathematical tools and their applications. (Alabama) Examples: Use knotted ropes for counting; Napier's bones for multiplication; a slide rule for multiplying and calculating values of trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions; and a graphing calculator for analyzing functions graphically and numerically. 

STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY
 

12 ) Summarize the history of probability, including the works of Blaise Pascal; Pierre de Fermat; Abraham de Moivre; and PierreSimon, marquis de Laplace. (Alabama) Example: Discuss the impact of probability on gaming, economics, and insurance. 

NUMBER AND QUANTITY
 
The Complex Number System
 
Represent complex numbers and their operations on the complex plane.
 

1 ) (+) Represent complex numbers on the complex plane in rectangular and polar form (including real and imaginary numbers), and explain why the rectangular and polar forms of a given complex number represent the same number. [NCN4] 


2 ) (+) Represent addition, subtraction, multiplication, and conjugation of complex numbers geometrically on the complex plane; use properties of this representation for computation. [NCN5] 


3 ) (+) Calculate the distance between numbers in the complex plane as the modulus of the difference, and the midpoint of a segment as the average of the numbers at its endpoints. [NCN6] 

Limits
 
Understand limits of functions.
 

4 ) Determine numerically, algebraically, and graphically the limits of functions at specific values and at infinity. (Alabama) a. Apply limits in problems involving convergence and divergence. (Alabama) 

Vector and Matrix Quantities
 
Represent and model with vector quantities.
 

5 ) (+) Recognize vector quantities as having both magnitude and direction. Represent vector quantities by directed line segments, and use appropriate symbols for vectors and their magnitudes (e.g., v, v, v, v). [NVM1] 


6 ) (+) Find the components of a vector by subtracting the coordinates of an initial point from the coordinates of a terminal point. [NVM2] 


7 ) (+) Solve problems involving velocity and other quantities that can be represented by vectors. [NVM3] 

Perform operations on vectors.
 

8 ) (+) Add and subtract vectors. [NVM4] a. (+) Add vectors endtoend, componentwise, and by the parallelogram rule. Understand that the magnitude of a sum of two vectors is typically not the sum of the magnitudes. [NVM4a] b. (+) Given two vectors in magnitude and direction form, determine the magnitude and direction of their sum. [NVM4b] c. (+) Understand vector subtraction v  w as v + (w), where w is the additive inverse of w, with the same magnitude as w and pointing in the opposite direction. Represent vector subtraction graphically by connecting the tips in the appropriate order, and perform vector subtraction componentwise. [NVM4c] 


9 ) (+) Multiply a vector by a scalar. [NVM5] a. (+) Represent scalar multiplication graphically by scaling vectors and possibly reversing their direction; perform scalar multiplication componentwise, e.g., as c(v_{x}, v_{y}) = (cv_{x}, cv_{y}). [NVM5a] b. (+) Compute the magnitude of a scalar multiple cv using cv = cv. Compute the direction of cv knowing that when cv ≠ 0, the direction of cv is either along v (for c > 0) or against v (for c < 0). [NVM5b] 

Perform operations on matrices and use matrices in applications.
 

10 ) (+) Multiply a vector (regarded as a matrix with one column) by a matrix of suitable dimensions to produce another vector. Work with matrices as transformations of vectors. [NVM11] 


11 ) (+) Work with 2 x 2 matrices as transformations of the plane, and interpret the absolute value of the determinant in terms of area. [NVM12] 

ALGEBRA
 
Seeing Structure in Expressions
 
Write expressions in equivalent forms to solve problems.
 

12 ) Derive the formula for the sum of a finite geometric series (when the common ratio is not 1), and use the formula to solve problems.* (Extend to infinite geometric series.) [ASSE4] (Alabama) Example: Calculate mortgage payments. 

Arithmetic With Polynomials and Rational Expressions
 
Use polynomial identities to solve problems.
 

13 ) (+) Know and apply the Binomial Theorem for the expansion of (x + y)^{n} in powers of x and y for a positive integer n, where x and y are any numbers, with coefficients determined, for example, by Pascal's Triangle. (The Binomial Theorem can be proved by mathematical induction or by a combinatorial argument.) [AAPR5] 

Reasoning With Equations and Inequalities
 
Solve systems of equations.
 

14 ) (+) Represent a system of linear equations as a single matrix equation in a vector variable. [AREI8] 

FUNCTIONS
 
Conic Sections
 
Understand the graphs and equations of conic sections. (Alabama)
 

15 ) Create graphs of conic sections, including parabolas, hyperbolas, ellipses, circles, and degenerate conics, from seconddegree equations. (Alabama) Example: Graph x^{2}  6x + y^{2}  12y + 41 = 0 or y^{2}  4x + 2y + 5 = 0. a. Formulate equations of conic sections from their determining characteristics. (Alabama) Example: Write the equation of an ellipse with center (5, 3), a horizontal major axis of length 10, and a minor axis of length 4. 

Interpreting Functions
 
Interpret functions that arise in applications in terms of the context. (Emphasize selection of appropriate models. Understand limits of functions.) (Alabama)
 

16 ) For a function that models a relationship between two quantities, interpret key features of graphs and tables in terms of the quantities, and sketch graphs showing key features given a verbal description of the relationship. (Key features include intercepts; intervals where the function is increasing, decreasing, positive, or negative; relative maximums and minimums; symmetries; end behavior; and periodicity. Determine odd, even, neither.)* [FIF4] (Alabama) 


17 ) Calculate and interpret the average rate of change of a function (presented symbolically or as a table) over a specified interval. Estimate the rate of change from a graph.* [FIF6] 

Analyze functions using different representations. (Focus on using key features to guide selection of appropriate type of model function with emphasis on piecewise, step, and absolute value. Also emphasize inverse and transformations of polynomials,
 

18 ) Graph functions expressed symbolically, and show key features of the graph, by hand in simple cases and using technology for more complicated cases.* [FIF7] a. Graph square root, cube root, and piecewisedefined functions, including step functions and absolute value functions. [FIF7b] b. Graph polynomial functions, identifying zeros when suitable factorizations are available, and showing end behavior. [FIF7c] c. (+) Graph rational functions, identifying zeros and asymptotes when suitable factorizations are available, and showing end behavior. [FIF7d] d. Graph exponential and logarithmic functions, showing intercepts and end behavior, and trigonometric functions, showing period, midline, and amplitude. [FIF7e] 

Building Functions
 
Build a function that models a relationship between two quantities.
 

19 ) (+) Compose functions. [FBF1c] Example: If T(y) is the temperature in the atmosphere as a function of height, and h(t) is the height of a weather balloon as a function of time, then T(h(t)) is the temperature at the location of the weather balloon as a function of time. 

Build new functions from existing functions.
 

20 ) Determine the inverse of a function and a relation. (Alabama) 


21 ) (+) Verify by composition that one function is the inverse of another. [FBF4b] 


22 ) (+) Read values of an inverse function from a graph or a table, given that the function has an inverse. [FBF4c] 


23 ) (+) Produce an invertible function from a noninvertible function by restricting the domain. [FBF4d] 


24 ) (+) Understand the inverse relationship between exponents and logarithms, and use this relationship to solve problems involving logarithms and exponents. [FBF5] 


25 ) Compare effects of parameter changes on graphs of transcendental functions. (Alabama) Example: Explain the relationship of the graph y = e^{x2} to the graph y = e^{x}. 

Trigonometric Functions
 
Recognize attributes of trigonometric functions and solve problems involving trigonometry. (Alabama)
 

26 ) Determine the amplitude, period, phase shift, domain, and range of trigonometric functions and their inverses. (Alabama) 


27 ) Use the sum, difference, and halfangle identities to find the exact value of a trigonometric function. (Alabama) 


28 ) Utilize parametric equations by graphing and by converting to rectangular form. (Alabama) a. Solve applicationbased problems involving parametric equations. (Alabama) b. Solve applied problems that include sequences with recurrence relations. (Alabama) 

Extend the domain of trigonometric functions using the unit circle.
 

29 ) (+) Use special triangles to determine geometrically the values of sine, cosine, and tangent for ^{π}/_{3}, ^{π}/_{4}, and ^{π}/_{6}, and use the unit circle to express the values of sine, cosine, and tangent for π  x,
π + x, and 2π  x in terms of their values for x, where x is any real number. [FTF3] 


30 ) (+) Use the unit circle to explain symmetry (odd and even) and periodicity of trigonometric functions. [FTF4] 

Model periodic phenomena with trigonometric functions.
 

31 ) (+) Understand that restricting a trigonometric function to a domain on which it is always increasing or always decreasing allows its inverse to be constructed. [FTF6] 


32 ) (+) Use inverse functions to solve trigonometric equations that arise in modeling contexts; evaluate the solutions using technology, and interpret them in terms of the context.* [FTF7] 

Prove and apply trigonometric identities.
 

33 ) Prove the Pythagorean identity sin^{2}(θ) + cos^{2}(θ) = 1, and use it to find sin(θ), cos(θ), or tan(θ) given sin(θ), cos(θ), or tan(θ) and the quadrant of the angle. [FTF8] (Alabama) 


34 ) (+) Prove the addition and subtraction formulas for sine, cosine, and tangent, and use them to solve problems. [FTF9] 

GEOMETRY
 
Similarity, Right Triangles, and Trigonometry
 
Apply trigonometry to general triangles.
 

35 ) (+) Derive the formula A = (^{1}/_{2})ab sin(C) for the area of a triangle by drawing an auxiliary line from a vertex perpendicular to the opposite side. (Apply formulas previously derived in Geometry.) [GSRT9] (Alabama) 

Expressing Geometric Properties With Equations
 
Translate between the geometric description and the equation for a conic section.
 

36 ) (+) Derive the equations of a parabola given a focus and directrix. [GGPE2] 


37 ) (+) Derive the equations of ellipses and hyperbolas given the foci, using the fact that the sum or difference of distances from the foci is constant. [GGPE3] 

Explain volume formulas and use them to solve problems.
 

38 ) (+) Give an informal argument using Cavalieri's principle for the formulas for the volume of a sphere and other solid figures. [GGMD2] 

STATISITCS AND PROBABILITY
 
Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data
 
Summarize, represent, and interpret data on a single count or measurement variable.
 

39 ) Use statistics appropriate to the shape of the data distribution to compare center (median, mean) and spread (interquartile range, standard deviation) of two or more different data sets. (Focus on increasing rigor using standard deviation). [SID2] (Alabama) 


40 ) Interpret differences in shape, center, and spread in the context of the data sets, accounting for possible effects of extreme data points (outliers). (Identify unifrom, skewed, and normal distridutions in a set of data. Determine the quartiles and interquartile range for a set of data.) [SID3] (Alabama) 


41 ) Use the mean and standard deviation of a data set to fit it to a normal distribution and to estimate population percentages. Recognize that there are data sets for which such a procedure is not appropriate. Use calculators, spreadsheets, and tables to estimate areas under the normal curve. [SID4] 

Interpret linear models.
 

42 ) Compute (using technology) and interpret the correlation coefficient of a linear fit. [SID8] 


43 ) Distinguish between coorelation and causation. [SID9] 

Making Inferences and Justifying Conclusions
 
Understand and evaluate random processes underlying statistical experiments.
 

44 ) Understand statistics as a process for making inferences about population parameters based on a random sample from that population. [SIC1] 


45 ) Decide if a specified model is consistent with results from a given datagenerating process, e.g., using simulation. [SIC2] Example: A model says a spinning coin falls heads up with probability 0.5. Would a result of 5 tails in a row cause you to question the model' 

Make inferences and justify conclusions from sample surveys, experiments, and observational studies.
 

46 ) Recognize the purposes of and differences among sample surveys, experiments, and observational studies; explain how randomization relates to each. [SIC3] 


47 ) Use data from a sample survey to estimate a population mean or proportion; develop a margin of error through the use of simulation models for random sampling. [SIC4] 


48 ) Use data from a randomized experiment to compare two treatments; use simulations to decide if differences between parameters are significant. [SIC5] 


49 ) Evaluate reports based on data. [SIC6] 

Use probability to evaluate outcomes of decisions.
 
Calculate expected values and use them to sove problems.
 

50 ) (+) Define a random variable for a quantity of interest by assigning a numerical value to each event in a sample space; graph the corresponding probability distribution using the same graphical displays as for data distributions. [SMD1] 


51 ) (+) Calculate the expected value of a random variable; interpret it as the mean of the probability distribution. [SMD2] 


52 ) (+) Develop a probability distribution for a random variable defined for a sample space in which theoretical probabilities can be calculated; find the expected value. [SMD3] Example: Find the theoretical probability distribution for the number of correct answers obtained by guessing on all five questions of a multiplechoice test where each question has four choices, and find the expected grade under various grading schemes. 


53 ) (+) Develop a probability distribution for a random variable defined for a sample space in which probabilities are assigned empirically; find the expected value. [SMD4] Example: Find a current data distribution on the number of television sets per household in the United States, and calculate the expected number of sets per household. How many television sets would you expect to find in 100 randomly selected households' 

Use probability to evaluate outcomes of decisions.
 

54 ) (+) Weigh the possible outcomes of a decision by assigning probabilities to payoff values and finding expected values. [SMD5] a. Find the expected payoff for a game of chance. [SMD5a] Examples: Find the expected winnings from a state lottery ticket or a game at a fastfood restaurant. b. Evaluate and compare strategies on the basis of expected values. [SMD5b] Example: Compare a highdeductible versus a lowdeductible automobile insurance policy using various, but reasonable, chances of having a minor or a major accident. 