National Science Content Standards | NCTM Standards | State of Kansas DoE Standards | State of Kansas Curricular Standards | Quarked Activities

(MS1) Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems

(MS2) Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates

  • Pre-K–2 Expectations:

    • Develop and use strategies for whole-number computations, with a focus on addition and subtraction
    • Use a variety of methods and tools to compute, including objects, mental computation, estimation, paper and pencil, and calculators.

    Links: Quarked Outreach, Ask Mr. Marks #1; Games: Ushi's Ruler Game, Quarked Height

  • Grades 3–5 Expectations:

    • Develop and use strategies to estimate the results of whole-number computations and to judge the reasonableness of such results
    • Select appropriate methods and tools for computing with whole numbers from among mental computation, estimation, calculators, and paper and pencil according to the context and nature of the computation and use the selected method or tools.

    Links: Quarked Outreach, Lesson Plan: Pea brain! Explorations in Estimation; Games: Ushi's Ruler Game, Quarked Height

(MS3) Understand patterns, relations, and functions

(MS4) Analyze change in various contexts

(MS5) Geometry Standard - Analyze characteristics and properties of two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes and develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships

(MS6) Measurement Standard - Understand measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems, and processes of measurement

(MS7) Apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements

(MS8) Data Analysis and Probability Standard - Formulate questions that can be addressed with data and collect, organize, and display relevant data to answer them