Alignment with New Jersey Core Content Curriculum
Standards, Strands, and Cumulative Progress Indicators
(to be completed by the end of Grade 8)


Investigation 4-1
Risk Perception

Synopsis:  Students are asked to rank order the fifteen leading injury-related reasons why boys and girls visited emergency rooms.  Students then compare their perception of the risks with the actual risks and realize that their perceptions are not always the same as the actual risks.  Students then explore the impact that this difference might have on the allocation of resources to prevent visits to the emergency room for a particular reason.

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Science Health Mathematics Language Arts Social Studies Technology Careers


SCIENCE
 
Standard 5.1: Scientific Processes

All students will develop problem-solving, decision-making, and inquiry skills, reflected by formulating usable questions and hypotheses, planning experiments, conducting systematic observations, interpreting and analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and communicating results.

Strand A: Habits of Mind
Strand B: Inquiry and Problem Solving
 
Standard 5.3: Mathematical Applications

All students will integrate mathematics as a tool for problem-solving in science, and as a means of expressing and / or modeling scientific theories.

Strand A: Numerical Operations
Strand D: Data Analysis and Probability

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HEALTH
 
Standard 2.1: Wellness

All students will learn and apply health promotion concepts and skills to support a healthy, active lifestyle.

Strand A: Personal Health
 
Standard 2.2: Integrated Skills

All students will use health-enhancing personal, interpersonal, and life skills to support a healthy, active lifestyle.

Strand B: Decision-Making
Strand C: Planning and Goal Setting

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MATHEMATICS
 
Standard 4.1: Number and numerical operations

All students will develop number sense and will perform standard numerical operations and estimations on all types of numbers in a variety of ways.

Strand A: Number Sense
Strand B: Numerical Operations
 
Standard 4.4: Data Analysis, Probability and Discrete Mathematics

All students will develop an understanding of the concepts and techniques of data analysis, probability, and discrete mathematics, and will use them to model situations, solve problems, and analyze and draw appropriate inferences from data.

Strand A: Data Analysis (Statistics)
 
Standard 4.5: Mathematical Processes

All students will use mathematical processes of problem solving, communication, connections, reasoning, representations, and technology to solve problems and communicate mathematical ideas.

Strand A: Problem Solving
Strand B: Communication
Strand C: Connections
Strand F: Technology

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LANGUAGE ARTS
 
Standard 3.1: Reading

All students will understand and apply the knowledge of sounds, letters, and words in written English to become independent and fluent readers, and will read a variety of materials and texts with fluency and comprehension.

Strand A: Concepts About Print / Text
Strand C: Decoding and Word Recognition
Strand E: Reading Strategies
Strand F: Vocabulary and Concept Development
 
Standard 3.3: Speaking

All students will speak in clear, concise, organized language that varies in content and form for different audiences and purposes.

Strand A: Discussion
Strand D: Oral Presentation

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SOCIAL STUDIES

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TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY
 
Standard 8.1: Computer and Information Literacy

All students will use computer applications to gather and organize information and to solve problems.

Strand B: Application of Productivity Tools - Social Aspects

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CAREER EDUCATION AND CONSUMER, FAMILY, AND LIFE SKILLS
 
Standard 9.2: Consumer, Family, and Life Skills

All students will demonstrate critical life skills in order to be functional members of society.

Strand A: Critical Thinking
Strand C: Interpersonal Communication
Strand E: Consumer and Personal Finance Skills

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