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October 31, 2011
by Caroline Hall
June 25, 2012
by Caroline Hall
Last Update when Cataloged:
June 30, 2011
AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)
9. The Mathematical World
9B. Symbolic Relationships
6-8: 9B/M3. Graphs can show a variety of possible relationships between two variables. As one variable increases uniformly, the other may do one of the following: increase or decrease steadily, increase or decrease faster and faster, get closer and closer to some limiting value, reach some intermediate maximum or minimum, alternately increase and decrease, increase or decrease in steps, or do something different from any of these.
9-12: 9B/H2a. Symbolic statements can be manipulated by rules of mathematical logic to produce other statements of the same relationship, which may show some interesting aspect more clearly.
9-12: 9B/H2b. Symbolic statements can be combined to look for values of variables that will satisfy all of them at the same time.
9-12: 9B/H4. Tables, graphs, and symbols are alternative ways of representing data and relationships that can be translated from one to another.
9-12: 9B/H5. When a relationship is represented in symbols, numbers can be substituted for all but one of the symbols and the possible value of the remaining symbol computed. Sometimes the relationship may be satisfied by one value, sometimes by more than one, and sometimes not at all.
12. Habits of Mind
12B. Computation and Estimation
9-12: 12B/H5. Compare data for two groups by representing their averages and spreads graphically.
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