**Benchmark
12E: Habits of Mind - Critical-Response Skills**
**(grades 6-8, page 299)**
Question claims based on vague attributions (such as "Leading doctors say
...") or on statements made by celebrities or others outside the area of
their particular expertise. (1 of 5)
Standard 2-3 page 78, Grades 5-8

Use the skills of reading, listening, and viewing to interpret and
evaluate mathematical ideas
Standard 3-3 page 81, Grades 5-8

Make and evaluate mathematical conjectures and arguments

Compare consumer products and consider reasonable personal trade-offs among
them on the basis of features, performance, durability, and cost. (2 of
5)
Standard 2-3 page 78, Grades 5-8

Use the skills of reading, listening, and viewing to interpret and
evaluate mathematical ideas
Be skeptical of arguments based on very small samples of data, biased samples,
or samples for which there was no control sample. (3 of 5)
Standard 3-3 page 81, Grades 5-8

Make and evaluate mathematical conjectures and arguments
Standard 10-4 page 105, Grades 5-8

Evaluate arguments that are based on data analysis

Be aware that there may be more than one good way to interpret a given
set of findings. (4 of 5)
Standard 2-3 page 78, Grades 5-8

Use the skills of reading, listening, and viewing to interpret and
evaluate mathematical ideas
Standard 3-3 page 81, Grades 5-8

Make and evaluate mathematical conjectures and arguments

Notice and criticize the reasoning in arguments in which (1) fact and opinion
are intermingled or the conclusions do not follow logically from the evidence
given, (2) an analogy is not apt, (3) no mention is made of whether the
control groups are very much like the experimental group, or (4) all members
of a group (such as teenagers or chemists) are implied to have nearly identical
characteristics that differ from those of other groups. (5 of 5)
Standard 3-3, page 81, Grades 5-8

Make and evaluate mathematical conjectures and arguments
Standard 3-4 page 143, Grades 9-12

Judge the validity of arguments