Course: H.S. Quantitative Reasoning



Use estimation skills, and know why, how, and when to estimate results. Identify and use numeric benchmarks for estimating calculations (e.g., using 25% as an estimate for 23%). Identify and use contextual benchmarks for comparison to other numbers (e.g., using US population as a benchmark to evaluate reasonableness of statistical claims or giving context to numbers). Check for reasonableness using both types of benchmarks.

I Can Statements Academic Vocabulary

*I can determine why, how, and when it is appropriate to estimate.

*I can identify and use numeric benchmarks to estimate.

*I can identify and use contextual benchmarks when comparing and giving context to numbers.

*I can determine the reasonableness of my response using both numeric and contextual benchmarks.

Numeric benchmarks
Contextual benchmarks

Looking Back Looking Ahead

*Solve real-world problems with rational numbers by using multiple operations. (MA.8.C.1)

*Solve real-world and other mathematical problems involving numbers expressed in scientific notation, including problems where both decimal and scientific notation are used. (MA.8.C.2)

*Rewrite and evaluate numeric expressions with positive rational exponents using the properties of exponents. (MA.AI.RNE.2)

*This course is a 4th year course in the Indiana sequence. The concepts and skills within the course extend to multiple post-secondary pathways and applications.

Clarifying Examples and Digital Resources
Click here for clarifying examples and digital resources aligned to Indiana standards. These are intended to expand each standard to support instruction in the classroom as evidenced by the Eight Mathematics Teaching Practices put forth by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).