# Using the State Curriculum: Mathematics, Grade 7

## State Curriculum Toolkit

Tools aligned to State Curriculum indicators and/or objectives.

• Clarification of Indicator and/or Objective
Explanation and/or examples of indicator and/or objective
• Sample Assessments
Items and annotated student responses as appropriate
• Public Release Items
Actual MSA items and annotated student responses as appropriate
 Algebra Geometry Measurement Statistics Probability Number Processes

## Standard 4.0 Knowledge of Statistics

Students will collect, organize, display, analyze, or interpret data to make decisions or predictions.

### Topic

A. Data Displays

#### Indicator

• 1. Organize and display data
##### Objectives
1. Organize and display data using back-to-back stem-and-leaf plots
###### Assessment limit: Use no more than 20 data points using whole numbers (0–99)
2. Organize and display data to make circle graphs

### Topic

B. Data Analysis

#### Indicator

• 1. Analyze data
##### Objectives
1. Recognize and analyze faulty interpretation or representation of data
###### Assessment limit: Use the choice of graphical display or the scale as leading to faulty interpretation or representation of data
2. Determine the best choice of a data display
###### Assessment limit: Use a given data set
3. Analyze misleading data representation

#### Indicator

• 2. Describe a set of data
##### Objective
1. Analyze measures of central tendency to determine or apply mean, median, mode
###### Assessment limit: Use no more than 15 pieces of data for the mean or median; or 15 to 30 pieces of data for the mode, using whole numbers or decimals with no more than 2 decimal places (0 – 100)

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