Purposeful Approach to the Science & Engineering Practices
Analyzing and Interpreting Data and Using Mathematical and Computational Thinking
OpenSciEd materials provide students with ample opportunities to use data analysis and computational thinking as they develop explanations and design solutions. Often when exploring a natural event we are interested in how much, how fast, or how frequently something has happened, and how it may happen in the future. Both the practices of “Analyzing and interpreting data” and “Using mathematics and computational thinking” offer specialized ways for describing the observations made during investigations. Instructional materials focus on students’ ability to contextualize data, mathematical models, and simulations, and help students develop their statistical, mathematical, and computational toolkits.