State-Level Goal

To develop students’ understanding of the principles and laboratory procedures of life and physical sciences and to cultivate their abilities to apply the empirical methods of scientific inquiry. Students should understand how scientific discovery changes theoretical views of the world, informs our imaginations, and shapes human history. Students should also understand that science is shaped by historical and social contexts.

Suggested Competencies

Students will demonstrate the ability to…

  1. describe contributions to society from the discipline of mathematics.
  2. recognize and use connections within mathematics and between mathematics and other disciplines.
  3. read, interpret, analyze, and synthesize quantitative data (e.g., graphs, tables, statistics, survey data) and make reasoned estimates.
  4. formulate and use generalizations based upon pattern recognition.
  5. apply and use mathematical models (e.g., algebraic, geometric, statistical) to solve problems.