# Elementary Whole Number Computation Item Specification Chart

Elementary Whole Number and Integer Concepts and Computation Item Specification Chart

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1. Whole Number Concepts & Representations

a. place value

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1.Determine expanded notation of a number.

6. Determine the symbolic representation of numbers named in words.

b. large numbers

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c. relationships/comparisons

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2. Determine number rounded to the nearest thousand, etc.

7. Approximate the location of numbers on a number line.

16. Identify and correct misconception about counting.

d. counting strategies

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e. estimate/approximate/round

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2. Operations/Computation

a. compute with whole numbers

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11. Solve a problem using computation of whole numbers.

12. Place number in a four-square that add to given numbers.

17. Explain how to help students make estimates in computation.

b. estimation/reasonableness of results

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c. effects of adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing

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d. meaning of whole number operations

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3. Determine examples of commutative, associative, and distributive properties.

8. Determine a picture that represents multiplication or division.

13. Explain how an alternative algorithm works.

18. Identify and correct consistent error that student makes in computation.

e. understand standard & non-standard algorithms

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f. identify, understand, and use properties (associative, commutative, distributive)

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g. inverse operations

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h. meaning of integer operations; computing with integers

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4. Solve number equation with integers.

14. Find three integers with a given sum and product.

19. Provide real-world explanations of operations with integers.

i. integer concepts

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3. Number Theory & Number Systems

a. factors, multiples, divisors

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5. Determine true or false statements about multiples of numbers.

9. Determine the number of factors of a whole number.

10. Find the sum of the prime factors of a number.

15. Determine generalizations about special kinds of numbers (square, triangular, etc.).

20. Determine if student generalizations about numbers are correct.

b. primes and composites

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c. classes of numbers (evens, multiples of 3, etc.)

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