## What's on the PARCC Mathematics tests?

## Major, Supporting & Additional Content • PARCC Grades 3, 4, & 5

**- Topics that receive the most concentration/emphasis during instruction.**

Major Content

__Key__Major Content

Supporting

**&**Additional

**Content:**Topics that make close connections to major content (

**s**

**upporting**), and those which tend to stand more alone (

**a**

**d**ditional).

Grade 3 Mathematics Major Content: 3.OA.A - Represent and solve problems involving multiplication. 3.OA.B - Understand properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division. Source: "Understanding Division," GreatSchools (Feb. 4, 2015)
3.OA.C - Multiply and divide within 100.
Source: "Multiply & Divide Within 100," GreatSchools (Feb. 4, 2015)
Source: "Solving Word Problems with Multiplication & Division," GreatSchools (Feb. 4, 2015)
3.OA.D - Solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic.
3.NF.A - Develop understanding of fractions as numbers. 3.MD.A - Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time, liquid volumes, and masses of objects. 3.MD.C - Geometric measurement: understand concepts of areas and relate areas to multiplication and addition. Supporting & Additional Content:3.NBT.A - Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic. 3.MD.B - Represent and interpret data. 3.MD.D - Geometric measurement: recognize perimeter as an attribute of plane figures and distinguish between linear and area measures. 3.G.A - Reason with shapes and their attributes. |
Grade 4 MathematicsMajor Content: 4.OA.A - Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems. 4.NBT.A - Generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers. 4.NBT.B - Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic. Source: "2-Digit Multiplication," GreatSchools (Feb. 4, 2015)
4.NF.A - Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering.
Source: "Comparing Fractions," GreatSchools (Feb. 4, 2015)
4.NF.B - Build fractions from unit fractions by applying and extending previous understandings of operations on whole numbers.
Source: "Solving Word Problems with Fractions," GreatSchools (Feb. 4, 2015)
4.NF.C - Understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions.
Supporting & Additional Content:4.OA.B - Gain familiarity with factors and multiples. 4.OA.C - Generate and analyze patterns. 4.MD.A - Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit. 4.MD.B - Represent and interpret data. 4.MD.C - Geometric measurement: understand concepts of angle and measure angles. 4.G.A - Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles. |
Grade 5 MathematicsMajor Content: 5.NBT.A - Understand the place value system. 5.NBT.B - Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths. 5.NF.A - Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions. Source: "Adding & Subtracting Fractions," GreatSchools (Feb. 4, 2015)
5.NF.B - Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions.
Source: "Deepening Understanding of Multiplication," GreatSchools (Feb. 4, 2015)
Source: "Estimation and Fraction Word Problems," GreatSchools (Feb. 4, 2015)
5.MD.C - Geometric measurement: understand concepts of volume and relate volume to multiplication and to addition.
Supporting & Additional Content:5.OA.A - Write and interpret numerical expressions. 5.OA.B - Analyze patterns and relationships. 5.MD.A - Convert like measurement units within a given measurement system. 5.MD.B - Represent and interpret data 5.G.A - Graph points on the coordinate plane to solve real-world and mathematical problems. 5.G.B - Classify two-dimensional figures into categories based on their properties. |