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SEP5: Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking

Although there are differences in how mathematics and computational thinking are applied in science and in engineering, mathematics often brings these two fields together by enabling engineers to apply the mathematical forms of scientific theories and by enabling scientists to use powerful information technologies designed by engineers. Both kinds of professionals can thereby accomplish investigations and analyses and build complex models, which might otherwise be out of the question. (NRC Framework 2012, p. 65)

Refer to the Essential Learning Event 2 Evidence-Based Practice for information related to the practice of Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking:

At these links you will find:

  • Sample student actions associated with SEP5
  • Sample teacher actions & instructional strategies for SEP5, questions to promote the use of SEP5 in the classroom
  • Sample assessment task formats to assess learning for SEP5.
Using mathematics and computational thinking