7 Students will understand the relationships and common themes that connect mathematics, science, and technology and apply the themes to these and other areas of learning.
1 The knowledge and skills of mathematics, science, and technology are used together to make informed decisions and solve problems, especially those relating to issues of science/ technology/ society, consumer decision making, design, and inquiry into phenomena.
analyze science/ technology/ society problems and issues that affect their home, school, or community, and carry out a remedial course of action
make informed consumer decisions by applying knowledge about the attributes of particular products and making cost/ benefit trade-offs to arrive at an optimal choice
design solutions to problems involving a familiar and real context, investigate related science concepts to determine the solution, and use mathematics to model, quantify, measure, and compute
observe phenomena and evaluate them scientifically and mathematically by conducting a fair test of the effect of variables and using mathematical knowledge and technological tools to collect, analyze, and present data and conclusions
2 Solving interdisciplinary problems involves a variety of skills and strategies, including effective work habits; gathering and processing information; generating and analyzing ideas; realizing ideas; making connections among the common themes of mathematics, science, and technology; and presenting results.