# Forces of Nature: Using Earth and Planetary Science for Teaching Physical Science

## Seeing Mathematics in the Forces of Nature

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## Appendix: Connecting the unit to the mathematics Standards

The NCTM standards suggest that the mathematics curriculum should make mathematics more relevant and accessible to students. The skills and concepts developed should be integrated across subject areas.

The following standards are covered by this unit:

### Standard 8: Communication.

The communication 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 their 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 mathematics