Technical Math for College and Career
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
As part of the STEM Unit’s vision to transform Arkansas to lead the nation in student-focused and career-minded science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education, the state mathematics team supports the development of numerate students who reason and problem solve with mathematics. Quantitative literacy, or numeracy, is the ability to use numbers and solve problems in real life and is a critical skill to function in the 21st century society. A strong foundation in mathematics is the center of STEM education and provides a way to describe and reason about models of real-world phenomena.
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Technical Math for College and Career builds on previous high school math courses to extend mathematical topics and relationships. Emphasis will be placed on the application of mathematics in context and on modeling- a process that uses mathematics to represent, analyze, make predictions, or otherwise provide insight into real-world situations. Students will collect, organize, describe, and use quantitative data and draw inferences from real-world data. Students will represent and process their reasoning and conclusions numerically, graphically, symbolically, and verbally. Students will develop mathematical proficiency needed for future course work and in careers including, strategic competence and adaptive reasoning.