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White Plains Public Schools

New York State Learning Standards for Mathematics, Science and Technology

Some years ago, the New York State Education Department established standards in each subject area for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. Listed below is a summary of the Science Standards. Click here to view all curriculum area standards in their entirety.

Math, Science and Technology Standards

Standard 1

Analysis, Inquiry, and Design
Students will use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate, to pose questions, seek answers, and develop solutions.

Standard 2

Information Systems
Students will access, generate, process, and transfer information using appropriate technologies.

Standard 3

Mathematics
Students will understand mathematics and become mathematically confident by communicating and reasoning mathematically by applying mathematics in real-world settings, and by solving problems through the integrated study of number systems, geometry, algebra, data analysis, probability, and trigonometry.

Standard 4

Science
Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.

Standard 5

Technology
Students will apply technological knowledge and skills to design, construct, use, and evaluate products and systems to satisfy human and environmental needs.

Standard 6

Interconnectedness - Common Themes
Students will understand the relationships and common themes that connect mathematics, science, and technology and apply the themes to these and other areas of learning.

Standard 7

Interdisciplinary Problem Solving
Students will apply the knowledge and thinking skills of mathematics, science, and technology to address real-life problems and make informed decisions.