NEW JERSEY CORE CURRICULUM STANDARDS
K – 8
CROSS CONTENT
MATHEMATICS
SCIENCE
http://www.state.nj.us/njded/stass/index.html
CROSSCONTENT WORKPLACE READINESS
STANDARDS AND PROGRESS INDICATORS
STANDARD 2 ALL STUDENTS WILL USE INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND OTHER TOOLS.
Cumulative Progress Indicators
All students will be able to:
1. Understand how technological systems function.
2. Select appropriate tools and technology for specific activities.
3. Demonstrate skills needed to effectively access and use technologybased materials through keyboarding, troubleshooting, and retrieving and managing information.
4. Develop, search, and manipulate databases.
5. Access technologybased communication and information systems.
Cumulative Progress Indicators
All students will be able to:
1. Recognize and define a problem, or clarify decisions to be made.
2. Use models, relationships, and observations to clarify problems and potential solutions.
3. Formulate questions and hypotheses.
4. Identify and access resources, sources of information, and services in the school and the community.
5. Use the library media center as a critical resource for inquiry and assessment of print and nonprint materials.
6. Plan experiments.
7. Conduct systematic observations.
8. Organize, synthesize, and evaluate information for appropriateness and completeness.
Cumulative Progress Indicators
All students will be able to:
1. Set short and long term goals.
2. Work cooperatively with others to accomplish a task.
3. Evaluate their own actions and accomplishments.
5. Provide constructive criticism to others.
.9. Use time efficiently and effectively.
STANDARD 5 ALL STUDENTS WILL APPLY SAFETY PRINCIPLES,
Cumulative Progress Indicators
All students will be able to:
5. Identify and demonstrate the use of recommended safety and protective devices.
7. Identify and follow safety procedures for laboratory and other handson experiences.
STANDARDS AND PROGRESS INDICATORS
STANDARD 4.1 ALL STUDENTS WILL DEVELOP THE ABILITY TO POSE AND SOLVE MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS IN MATHEMATICS, OTHER DISCIPLINES, AND EVERYDAY EXPERIENCES.
Cumulative Progress Indicators
By the end of Grade 8, students:
10. Use discoveryoriented, inquirybased, and problemcentered approaches to investigate and understand mathematical content appropriate to the middle grades.
12. Construct and use concrete, pictorial, symbolic, and graphical models
to represent problem situations and effectively apply processes of mathematical
modeling in mathematics and other areas.
Cumulative Progress Indicators
By the end of Grade 8, students:
8. Analyze, evaluate, and explain mathematical arguments and conclusions
presented by others.
STANDARD 4.3 ALL STUDENTS WILL CONNECT MATHEMATICS TO OTHER LEARNING BY UNDERSTANDING THE INTERRELATIONSHIPS OF MATHEMATICAL ]IDEAS AND THE ROLES THAT MATHEMATICS AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING PLAY IN OTHER DISCIPLINE AND IN LIFE.
Cumulative Progress Indicators
By the end of Grade 8, students:
8. Recognize and apply unifying concepts and processes which are woven throughout mathematics.
9. Use the process of mathematical modeling in mathematics and other disciplines, and demonstrate understanding of its methodology, strengths, and limitations.
10. Apply mathematics in their daily lives and in careerbased contexts.
11. Recognize situations in other disciplines in which mathematical models may be applicable, and apply appropriate models, mathematical reasoning, and problem solving to those situations.
STANDARD 4.4 ALL STUDENTS WILL DEVELOP REASONING ABILITY AND WILL BECOME
SELFRELIANT, INDEPENDENT MATHEMATICAL THINKERS.
Cumulative Progress Indicators
By the end of Grade 8, students:
6. Make conjectures based on observation and information, and test mathematical
conjectures and arguments.
STANDARD 4.5 ALL STUDENTS WILL REGULARLY AND ROUTINELY USE CALCULATORS,
COMPUTERS, MANIPULATIVE,, AND OTHER MATHEMATICAL TOOLS TO ENHANCE MATHEMATICAL
THINKING, UNDERSTANDING, AND POWER.
Cumulative Progress Indicators
By the end of Grade 8, students:
6.Use a variety of technologies to evaluate and validate problem solutions, and to investigate the properties of functions and their graphs.
7. Use computer spreadsheets and graphing programs to organize and display quantitative information and to investigate properties of functions.
STANDARD 4.9 ALL STUDENTS WILL DEVELOP AN UNDERSTANDING OF AND WILL USE MEASUREMENT TO DESCRIBE AND ANALYZE PHENOMENA.
Cumulative Progress Indicators
By the end of Grade 8, students:
7. Use estimated and actual measurements to describe and compare phenomena.
Cumulative Progress Indicators
By the end of Grade 8, students:
Cumulative Progress Indicators
By the end of Grade 8, students:
5..Understand and use variables, expressions, equations, and inequalities.
11. Explore linear equations through the use of calculators, computers, and other technology.
Cumulative Progress Indicators
By the end of Grade 8, students:
SCIENCE
STANDARDS AND PROGRESS INDICATORS
By the end of Grade 8, students:
5. Recognize that most systems are components of larger systems and
that the output of one component can become the input to other components.
Cumulative Progress Indicators
By the end of Grade 8, students:
6. Identify problems that can be solved by conducting experiments.
7. Design and conduct experiments incorporating the use of a control.
8. Collect and organize data to support the results of an experiment.
9. Communicate experimental findings using words, charts, graphs, pictures, and diagrams.
11. Assess the risks and benefits associated with alternative actions.
9. Compare the advantages and disadvantages of alternative solutions to practical problems.
PROBLEMSOLVING IN SCIENCE, AND AS A MEANS OF EXPRESSING AND/OR MODELING
SCIENTIFIC THEORIES.
By the end of Grade 8, students:
6. Express experimental data in several equivalent forms such as integers, fractions, decimals, and percents.
7. Infer mathematical relationships among variables using graphs, tables, and charts.
8. Express the output units of the calculation in terms of the input units.
9. Select appropriate measuring instruments based on the degree of precision needed.
10. Find the mean and median of a set of experimental data.
STANDARD 5.6 ALL STUDENTS WILL GAIN AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE STRUCTURE, CHARACTERISTICS, AND BASIC NEEDS OF ORGANISMS.
Cumulative Progress Indicators
By the end of Grade 8, sudents:
By the end of Grade 8, students
11. Describe the various forms of energy, including heat, light, sound, chemical, nuclear,
mechanical, and electrical energy, and that energy can be transformed
from one form to another.
STANDARD 5.10 ALL STUDENTS WILL GAIN AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE STRUCTURE, DYNAMICS, AND GEOPHYSICAL SYSTEMS OF THE EARTH.
Cumulative Progress Indicators
By the end of Grade 8, students:
Cumulative Progress Indicators
By the end of Grade 8, students:
5. Compare and contrast practices that affect the use and management of natural resources.
6. Recognize that individuals and groups may have differing points of view on environmental issues.
7. Analyze the components of various ecosystems and the effects of those
components on organisms.
