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Topic: Systems thinking 

Technology

 Standard 5.  Understands the nature and operation of systems
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Knows that understanding how things work and designing solutions to problems of almost any kind can be facilitated by systems thinking, which employs mathematical modeling and simulation
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that understanding how things work can be facilitated by systems thinking
     2.Knows that designing solutions to problems of almost any kind can be facilitated by systems thinking
     3.Understands that systems thinking employs mathematical modeling and simulation
   Benchmark 3.Knows that in defining a system, it is important to specify its boundaries and subsystems, indicate its relation to other systems, and identify what its input and its output are expected to be
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that in defining a system, it is important to specify its boundaries and subsystems
     2.Knows that in defining a system, it is important to indicate its relation to other systems
     3.Knows that in defining a system, it is important to identify what its input and its output are expected to be