Topic: Uses of Mathematics |
Mathematics |
| Standard 9. Understands the general nature and uses of mathematics |
| | Level II (Grade 3-5) |
| | | Benchmark 1. | Understands that numbers and the operations performed on them can be used to describe things in the real world and predict what might occur |
| | | | Knowledge/skill statements |
| | | | | 1. | Understands that operations on numbers apply to real world situations |
| | | | | 2. | Understands that numbers apply to real world situations |
| | | | | 3. | Understands that numbers can be used to predict what might occur in the real world |
| | | | | 4. | Understands that operations on numbers can be used to predict what might occur in the real world |
| | Level III (Grade 6-8) |
| | | Benchmark 1. | Understands that mathematics has been helpful in practical ways for many centuries |
| | | | Knowledge/skill statements |
| | | | | 1. | Understands that mathematics has helped humankind for centuries |
| | Level IV (Grade 9-12) |
| | | Benchmark 2. | Understands that mathematics began long ago to help solve practical problems; however, it soon focused on abstractions drawn from the world and then on abstract relationships among those abstractions |
| | | | Knowledge/skill statements |
| | | | | 1. | Understands that mathematics began long ago to solve practical problems |
| | | | | 2. | Understands that mathematics evolved from a focus on real world problems to relationships between abstractions and the real world |
| | | | | 3. | Understands that mathematics evolved from a focus on abstractions and the real world to the relationships among abstractions |
| | | Benchmark 7. | Understands that mathematics provides a precise system to describe objects, events, and relationships and to construct logical arguments |
| | | | Knowledge/skill statements |
| | | | | 1. | Understands that mathematics provides a precise system to construct logical arguments |
| | | | | 2. | Understands that mathematics provides a precise system to describe relationships |
| | | | | 3. | Understands that mathematics provides a precise system to describe events |
| | | | | 4. | Understands that mathematics provides a precise system to describe objects |