Mathematics is the study of many kinds of patterns, including numbers
and shapes and operations on them. Sometimes patterns are studied because
they help to explain how the world works or how to solve practical problems,
sometimes because they are interesting in themselves.
NSES Content Standard A
Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry Grades 58, page 148 Use mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry. Mathematics is essential to asking and answering questions about the natural world. Mathematics can be used to ask questions, to gather, organize and present data, and to structure convincing explanations. NSES Content Standard A
