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Skills needed to score in this band

SKILL 1: Use connections between areas of mathematics, such as the following:
— Coordinate Geometry and Algebra
— Number and Operations and Data, Statistics, and Probability
— Number and Operations and Geometry
— Number and Operations and Algebra
— Data, Statistics, and Probability and Geometry and Measurement
— Algebra and Functions and Data, Statistics, and Probability

  1. 1

    Use connections between areas of mathematics, such as the following: Coordinate Geometry and Algebra

    Example

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    In the x y-coordinate system above, what is the slope of diagonal line A C (not shown)?

  2. 2

    Use connections between areas of mathematics, such as the following: Number and Operations and Data, Statistics, and Probability

    Example

    The sum of five consecutive positive integers is always divisible by which of the following?

    Roman numeral 1. 3

    Roman numeral 2. 5

    Roman numeral 3. The median of the five integers

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  3. 3

    Use connections between areas of mathematics, such as the following: Number and Operations and Geometry

    Example

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    Note: Figure not drawn to scale.

    In the figure above, point B lies on line A C. If x and y are integers, which of the following is a possible value of x?

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  4. 4

    Use connections between areas of mathematics, such as the following: Number and Operations and Algebra

    Example

    When the positive integer n is divided by 7, the remainder is 2. What is the remainder when 5 times n is divided by 7?

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  5. 5

    Use connections between areas of mathematics, such as the following: Data, Statistics, and Probability and Geometry and Measurement

    Example
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    In the circle above, arcs arc A B, arc B C, arc C D, and arc D A are each less than a semicircle. What is the average (arithmetic mean) measure, in degrees, of these arcs?

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  6. 6

    Use connections between areas of mathematics, such as the following: Algebra and Functions and Data, Statistics, and Probability

    Example

    If the average (arithmetic mean) of x, x, and y is x, which of the following must be true?

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Skills needed to score in the next band

Solve nonroutine problems involving the application of concepts from the following:
— Algebra and Functions and Number and Operations
— Geometry and Measurement and Algebra and Functions
— Data, Statistics, and Probability and Number and Operations

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