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 multi-step 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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