NM Content Standards & Benchmarks:
Science & Math
Science
Strands and Benchmarks
Strand I: Scientific Thinking and Practice
912 Benchmark III: Use mathematical concepts, principles, and expressions to analyze data, develop models, understand patterns
and relationships, evaluate findings, and draw conclusions.
Strand II: Content of Science
Standard I (Physical Science): Understand the structure and properties of matter, the characteristics of energy, and the interactions
between matter and energy.
912 Benchmark III: Understand the motion of objects and waves, and the forces that cause them.
Performance Standards
Motion
9. Describe relative motion using frames of reference.
10. Describe wave propagation using amplitude, wavelength, frequency, and speed.
11. Explain how the interactions of waves can result in interference, reflection, and refraction.
12. Describe how waves are used for practical purposes (e.g., seismic data, acoustic effects, Doppler effect).
NEW MEXICO 58 MATHEMATICS STANDARDS
Strand: MEASUREMENT
Standard: Students will understand measurement systems and applications.
6.M.2.1 Apply various measurement techniques and tools, units of measure, and degrees of accuracy to find accurate rational
number representations for length, liquid, weight, perimeter, temperature, and time.
6.M.2.2 Select and use formulas for perimeters of squares and rectangles.
6.M.2.3 Select and use strategies to estimate measurements including angle measure and capacity.
6.M.2.4 Select and justify the selection of measurement tools, units of measure, and degrees of accuracy appropriate to the given
situation.
7.M.2.1 Apply strategies and formulas to find missing angle measurements in triangles and quadrilaterals.
7.M.2.2 Select and use formulas to determine the circumference of circles and the area of triangles, parallelograms, trapezoids, and
circles.
7.M.2.3 Solve problems involving scale factors, ratios, and proportions.
8.M.2.1 Use ratios and proportions to measure hardtomeasure objects.
8.M.2.2 Use estimation to solve problems.
Strand: DATA ANALYSIS AND PROBABILITY
Standard: Students will understand how to formulate questions, analyze data, and determine probabilities.
6.D.3.3 Find all possible combinations in a given set (e.g., the number of ways a set of books can be arranged on a shelf).
Strand: ALGEBRA, FUNCTIONS, AND GRAPHS
Standard: Students will understand algebraic concepts and applications.
912 Benchmark.A.1: Represent and analyze mathematical situations and structures using algebraic symbols.
912.A.1.1 Use the special symbols of mathematics correctly and precisely.
Strand: GEOMETRY AND TRIGONOMETRY
Standard: Students will understand geometric concepts and applications.
912 Benchmark G.1: Analyze characteristics and properties of two and threedimensional geometric shapes and develop
mathematical arguments about geometric relationships.
912.G.1.1 Understand that numerical values associated with measurements of physical quantities must be assigned units of
measurement or dimensions; apply such units correctly in expressions, equations and problem solutions that involve
measurements; and convert a measurement using one unit of measurement to another unit of measurement.
Strand: ALGEBRA, FUNCTIONS, AND GRAPHS
Guidance for Further Study
912.AX.5.2 Extend the concept of series to infinite geometric series.
912.AX.5.3 Use the language and notation of limits.
NETS*S Standards:
2. Communication and Collaboration
• d contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.
3. Research and Information Fluency
• a plan strategies to guide inquiry.
• c evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
• d process data and report results.
4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
• b plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.
5. Digital Citizenship
• b exhibit a positive attitude toward using technolog that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
6. Technology Operations and Concepts
• a understand and use technology systems.
• c troubleshoot systems and applications.

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