Prep: 10-15 mins | Activity: 15-30 mins
It has often been said that mathematics is the language of science. Consequently, science teachers also play the role of mathematics teacher. Using mathematics and logic is a Science Practice common to all Advanced Placement® science courses and the NGSS Dimension 1 Practices. Your student’s preconceived notion about their skills can be as large a stumbling block as the lack of skill mastery itself. This short activity helps students identify their applied mathematics fears, strengths, and weaknesses.
What mathematical skills and fears do students have when applying math to science content?
PE HS-ESS1-4 Use mathematical or computational representations to predict the motion of orbiting objects in the solar system.
Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
DCI: Idea
Scale, Proportion, and Quantity
Student answers will vary.
My attitude toward using math in science is:
My math strengths are:
My math weaknesses are:
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