Use Math to Solve Problems and Communicate Performance Continuum
Performance Level 4
Level 4 Indicators
Use Key Knowledge, Skills, and Strategies Adults performing at Level 4 can:
 Read, write, and interpret a wide variety of mathematical information such as:
Numbers and number sense: money/expenses/prices, percentages, decimals and fractions;
Patterns/Functions/Relationships: patterns and formulas (such as a=?r2);
Space/Shape/Measurement: units of measurement including fractional units, geometrical shapes including shapes containing a combination of common shapes, and concept of volume; and
Data/Statistics: ways to interpret, represent and draw implications from data (graphs, tables, and simple forms of statistical analysis).
 Recall and use multistep mathematical procedures (such as keeping accounts) that involve whole numbers as well as fractions, decimals, and/or percents, and measure volume using tools with different calibrations.
 Evaluate the degree of precision needed for the solution.
 Define, select, organize, and integrate mathematical information of different types in carrying out procedures, describing patterns, and/or measuring with appropriate tools to solve the problem and to verify that the solution is reasonable.
 Create appropriate visual or graphic representations such as charts, tables, graphs, etc. and clearly communicate the solution process and results orally or in writing to a variety of audiences.
Show Fluency, Independence, and Ability to Perform in a Range of Settings
Adults performing at Level 4 can easily select and apply the knowledge, skills, and strategies at this level to independently accomplish structured math tasks in a variety of comfortable and familiar settings.
Level 4 Examples of Proficient Performance
Adults performing at Level 4 can select, analyze (by categorizing and comparing), and work with mathematical information to accomplish a variety of goals, such as:
 Design and measure shelves for a closet.
 Keep track of monthly income and expenses.
 Design a garden and determine the amount of fertilizer, fencing, and plants needed.
 Develop a yearly budget and illustrate it by creating a graph.
 Create a presentation using assorted charts and graphs to influence a committee.
 Choose which car to buy based on information such as down payment required, monthly installments, and insurance costs.
 Record product measurements on a chart to monitor whether the process is in control.
 Estimate the gallons of water in an irregularly shaped garden pond in order to purchase the right amount of pond clarifier .
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