  # National Math Education Standards

While Sally Ride EarthKAM is not a mathematics program, it can still be used to address numerous mathematics standards. Below is a list of the standards met by the Sally Ride EarthKAM program:

## Mathematics as Problem Solving

Standard 1: Sally Ride EarthKAM includes experiences with problem solving as a method of inquiry and application so that students can:
• formulate problems from situations within and outside mathematics;
• develop and apply a variety of strategies to solve problems, with emphasis on multistep and non-routine problems;
• verify and interpret results with respect to the original problem situation;
• generalize solutions and strategies to new problem situations;
• acquire confidence in using mathematics meaningfully.

## Mathematics as Reasoning

Standard 3: In Sally Ride EarthKAM, reasoning is part of the curriculum so students can:
• recognize and apply deductive and inductive reasoning;
• understand and apply reasoning processes, with special attention to spatial reasoning and reasoning with proportions and graphs.

## Mathematical Connections

Standard 4: Sally Ride EarthKAM includes the investigation of mathematical connections so that students can:
• apply mathematical thinking and modeling to solve problems that arise in other disciplines, such as art, music, psychology, science and business;
• value the role of mathematics in our culture and society.

## Computation and Estimation

Standard 7: Sally Ride EarthKAM includes opportunities for the development of the concepts underlying computation and estimation in various contexts so that students can:
• use computation, estimation and proportions to solve problems;
• use estimation to check the reasonableness of results.

## Patterns and Functions

Standard 8: Sally Ride EarthKAM includes explorations of patterns and functions so that students can:
• describe, extend, analyze and create a wide variety of patterns;
• use patterns and functions to represent and solve problems.

## Geometry

Standard 12: Sally Ride EarthKAM can include the study of the geometry of one, two and three dimensions in a variety of situations so that students can:
• visualize and represent geometric figures with special attention to developing spatial sense;
• explore transformations of geometric figures;
• develop an appreciation of geometry as a means of describing the physical world.

## Measurement

Standard 13: Sally Ride EarthKAM includes extensive concrete experiences using measurement so students can:
• extend their understanding of the process of measurement;
• estimate, make and use measurements to describe and compare phenomena;
• select appropriate units and tools to measure the degree of accuracy required in a particular situation;
• understand the structure and use of systems of measurement;
• extend their understanding of the concepts of perimeter, area, volume and angle measure.

### Standards for Teachers

Sally Ride EarthKAM supports many of the National Science Education Teaching Standards.

### Standards for Students

The Sally Ride EarthKAM program satisfies national educational standards in many academic disciplines: