Science, 2009
  Grade Level:   9-12  
  EALR 3:   Application  
  Big Idea:   Application (APP)  
  Core Content:   Science, Technology, and Society                   
  Description:   In prior grades students learn to work with other members of a team to apply the full process of technological design and relevant science concepts to solve problems. In grades 9-12 students apply what they have learned to address societal issues and cultural differences. Students learn that science and technology are interdependent, that science and technology influence society, and that society influences science and technology. Students continue to increase their abilities to work with other students and to use mathematics and information technologies (when available) to solve problems. They transfer insights from those increased abilities when considering local, regional, and global issues. These insights and capabilities will help prepare students to solve societal and personal problems in future years.  
  Content Standard:   9-12 APPD The ability to solve problems is greatly enhanced by use of mathematics and information technologies.  
Students are expected to:
  • Use proportional reasoning, functions, graphing, and estimation to solve problems.*a*b*c
  • Use computers, probes, and software when available to collect, display, and analyze data.
    Mathematics Connections
  • *a    A1.8.A    Analyze a problem situation and represent it mathematically.
  • *b    A1.8.C    Evaluate a solution for reasonableness, verify its accuracy, and interpret it in the context of the original problem.
  • *c    A1.3.B    Represent a function with a symbolic expression, as a graph, in a table, and using words, and make connections among these representations.