2003 Math Strands & Standards

STRAND / SUBSTRAND/STANDARD
9.III
Patterns, Functions & Algebra / 9.III.B
Algebra (Algebraic Thinking)
Solve simple equations & inequalities numerically, graphically, & symbolically. Use recursion to model & solve real-world & mathematical problems.
9.IV
Data Analysis, Statistics & Probability / 9.IV.A
Data & Statistics
Represent data & use various measures associated with data to draw conclusions & identify trends. Understand the effects of display distortion & measurement error on the interpretation of data.
9.IV.B
Probability
Use appropriate counting procedures, calculate probabilities in various ways and apply theoretical probability concepts to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
9.V
Spatial Sense, Geometry & Measurement / 9.V.B
Geometry
Apply basic theorems of plane geometry, right triangle trigonometry, coordinate geometry and a variety of visualization tools to solve real-world and mathematical problems.

9th-11th Grade—Patterns, Functions & Algebra Strand

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SUBSTRAND / STANDARD / BENCHMARK
Algebra (Algebraic Thinking)
Solve simple equations & inequalities numerically, graphically & symbolically. Use recursion to model & solve real-world & mathematical problems. / 9.III.B.7
MTAS Essence Statement
Students will solve linear equations containing one variable.
• Operations are limited to one side of the equation.
• Equations are limited to no more than two steps.
9.III.B.11
MTAS Essence Statement
Students will solve systems of two linear equations.
• Equations have an integer slope & a whole number y-intercept.
• Graphs have a whole number solution.
• Systems have solutions in the first quadrant only.
• The coordinate graph will be no larger than 10x10.
• Inequalities will only be solved graphically.

9th-11th Grade—Data Analysis, Statistics & Probability Strand

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SUBSTRAND / STANDARD / BENCHMARK
Data & Statistics
Represent data & use various measures associated with data to draw conclusions & identify trends. Understand the effects of display distortion & measurement error on the interpretation of data. / 9.IV.A.1
MTAS Essence Statement
Students will analyze graphs.
• Graphs are limited to circle graphs, bar graphs, histograms & scatter plots.
• Items will not have more than five data categories.
• Circle graphs may have at most five sectors.
• Scales are in increments appropriate to the application.
Probability
Use appropriate counting procedures, calculate probabilities in various ways & apply theoretical probability concepts to solve real-world & mathematical problems. / 9.IV.B.1
MTAS Essence Statement
Students will count possible combination outcomes.
• Items may not include permutations.
• Items limited to outcomes less than or equal to 12.
9.IV.B.2
MTAS Essence Statement
Students will calculate simple probabilities.
• Probabilities will be stated in percent or fraction form (the number of successes over the number of possibilities).
• Items may involve independent events.
• Items may not include conditional probabilities.

Spatial Sense, Geometry & Measurement

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