Quantitative Skills

Mathematics serves as a context for the development of quantitative skills by facilitating the development of students' abilities to solve real world problems, make intelligent (more informed) decisions, evaluate quantitative information, and reason more effectively.

Students who have completed the quantitative skills requirement should be able to:

- Perform basic operations (e.g., addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division)
in the context of both arithmetic and algebra;
- Solve a variety of equations (e.g., linear, quadratic, radical, exponential, logarithmic,
or trigonometric equations);
- Estimate and approximate answers to a variety of problems (i.e., recognize both the
range of possible answers and when an "answer" is outside the range of possible answers);
- Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of mathematics (e.g., represent mathematical
information using symbols, graphs, tables and verbal explanations);
- Demonstrate a procedural understanding of mathematics (i.e., carry out the steps required
to arrive at a final answer or conclusion);
- Explain and demonstrate the relevance of mathematics to the real world (e.g., give
examples of how mathematics is used in the real world);
- Represent real-world problems using mathematics (i.e., model real-world problems);
- Solve both real-world problems and problems that exist within the context of mathematics
itself;
- Select an appropriate formula for a given real-world problem, and use it to solve
the problem;
- Demonstrate the appropriate use of computing technology to solve quantitative problems.