State Goal 6:  Demonstrate and apply a knowledge and sense of numbers, including numeration and operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division), patterns, ratios and proportions.

6.B.2  Solve one and two step problems involving whole numbers, fractions and decimals using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

State Goal 8:  Use algebraic and analytical methods to identify and describe patterns and relationships in data, solve problems and predict results.

8.A.2b  Construct and solve number sentences using a variable to represent an unknown quantity.


State Goal 17:  Understand world geography and the effects of geography on society, with an emphasis on the United States.

17.B.3a  Explain how physical processes including climate, plate tectonics, erosion, soil formation, water cycle, and circulation patterns in the ocean shape patterns in the environment and influence availability and quality of natural resources.


Illinois Professional Teaching Standards:

1.        Content Knowledge.  The teacher understands the central concepts, methods of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) and creates learning experiences that make the content meaningful to all students.

4.     Planning for Instruction. The teacher understands instructional planning and designs instruction based upon knowledge of the discipline, students, the community, and curriculum goals.