# The Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics of the Solar System

## Mathematics at the Frontier of Astronomy

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## Appendix: Connecting to the Mathematics Standards

The NCTM standard in mathematics outlined that students should be given the opportunity to connect mathematics to other subjects areas.

Standard 8: Communication. This standard states that students should be given the opportunity to:

- a) Organize and consolidate their understanding of mathematics through communication
- b) Communicate their mathematical thinking coherently and clearly
- c) Analyze and evaluate the mathematical thinking and strategies to others
- d) Use the language of mathematics to express mathematical ideas.

Standard 9: Connections This standard states that

- a) students should be given the opportunity to recognize and use connections among mathematical ideas
- b) Recognize and use mathematics in contexts outside of mathematics
- c) Understand how mathematical ideas build on each other to produce a coherent whole.