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Mathematics

 Standard 9.  Understands the general nature and uses of mathematics
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands that mathematics is the study of any pattern or relationship, but natural science is the study of those patterns that are relevant to the observable world
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that mathematics is the study of any pattern or relationship
     2.Understands that natural science is the study of patterns relevant to the observable world
   Benchmark 6.Understands that science and mathematics operate under common principles: belief in order, ideals of honesty and openness, the importance of review by colleagues, and the importance of imagination
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that mathematics and science value order
     2.Understands that mathematics and science value imagination
     3.Understands that mathematics and science value honesty and openness
     4.Understands that mathematics and science operate under common principles
     5.Understands that mathematics and science value collegiality
   Benchmark 8.Understands that the development of computers has opened many new doors to mathematics just as other advances in technology can open up new areas to mathematics
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that advances in technology open new doors in mathematics
     2.Understands that the development of computers has opened new doors in mathematics
   Benchmark 9.Understands that mathematics often stimulates innovations in science and technology
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that mathematics often stimulates innovations in technology
     2.Understands that mathematics often stimulates innovations in science