Practice 5: Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
Prompts for the Application of Mathematics to Scientific Models or Graphs 

I Can Create Simple Mathematical Models by... 
> Describing and studying observable phenomena.
> Quantifying observations with measurements. > Illustrating data graphically. > Writing a mathematical formula to describe the trend in a model. > Making quantitative predictions using a model. 
How Should I Use My Mathematical Skills? 
> Using quantities and units as sources of data.
> Making measurement using tools. > Organizing data into charts and graphs. > Using spreadsheets to organize and make calculations. > Using words and symbols to represent mathematical relationships. > Using probes to gather large amounts of data. > Running simulations as sources of data. 
Jedi Masters of the Practice Can... 
> Recognize and communicate quantitative data using appropriate methods and units.
> Use computational thinking and resources to organize, manipulate, and represent large sets of data. > Determine and distinguish relationships, patterns, and trends in data and models. > Use gradelevel appropriate statistics (determined by math standards) to analyze data. 