# The Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics of the Solar System

## CONTENTS OF CURRICULUM UNIT 07.03.06

## Astronomy: The Mathematician's Perspective

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## Introduction

The field of astronomy offers an interesting alternative to the usual study of mathematics. Mathematical concepts used to describe the events of the universe can be taught to students using astronomy. The wonderful aspect of astronomy is that it can be used to teach to all levels of mathematics from basic algebra to geometry to calculus. An adjustment to lesson plans will allow for flexibility in proposed mathematical concepts whether it be developing an equation or constructing geometric shapes.