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TableĀ 2 Practices in the US standards for Mathematics and Sciences.

From: The S-T-E-M Quartet

Mathematical practices Scientific and engineering practices
Understand problems and devise solutions Raise questions and define problems
Rely largely on abstract reasoning and quantitative solutions Develop and use models
Construct logical arguments and apply them in the critique of reasoning by others Plan and carry out investigations to collect empirical data
Engage mathematical modeling Analyse and interpret data collected from investigations
Use tools (such as graphing tools etc.) strategically Apply mathematical and computational thinking to make sense of data
Focus on precision Craft explanations and design solutions
Look for and apply structure Engage in argumentation from evidence
Use patterns and regularity in reasoning Evaluate and communicate information