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Using the State Curriculum: Mathematics, Grade K




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  • Sample Assessments
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Standard 2.0 Knowledge of Geometry

Students will apply the properties of one-, two-, or three-dimensional geometric figures to describe, reason, or solve problems about shape, size, position, or motion of objects.


A. Plane Geometric Figures


  • 1. Recognize and describe the attributes of plane geometric figures
  1. Sort and regroup everyday objects and geometric figures according to attributes such as: shape, color, size
  2. Describe plane figures and their attributes such as: shape, color, size
  3. Identify triangles, circles, squares, and rectangles
  4. Compare, trace, and reproduce triangles, circles, squares, and rectangles


B. Solid Geometric Figures


  • 1. Recognize, describe, and use the attributes of solid geometric figures
  1. Match, sort, and regroup objects according to attributes
  2. Describe solid figures
  3. Identify solid geometric figures in the environment


D. Congruence


  • 1. Recognize congruent objects
  1. Identify everyday objects which have the same size and shape


E. Transformations


  1. Use position words such as: over, under, above, on, next to, below, beside, behind
  2. Use spatial reasoning to solve simple puzzles
  3. Demonstrate slides using simple objects


  • 2. Analyze geometric figures and pictures
  1. Recognize the concept of symmetry using pictures

Note: Highlighted assessment limits will be tested in the no calculator section of MSA. In the assessment limit, (0-10) or (-10 to 10) means all numbers in the problem or the answer will fall within the range of 0 to 10 (including endpoints) or -10 to 10 (including endpoints), respectively. All content standards are tested in MSA but not all objectives. Objectives that have an assessment limit are tested on MSA. Objectives without an assessment limit are not tested on MSA.

June 2004