Matrix of Math Standards and Aeronautics Topics

Each of the lessons included in PlaneMath represent five or more of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Math Standards, as well as two or more general aeronautics topics. To help you plan your use of PlaneMath to teach or reinforce specific concepts, we have included the following matrices indicating the math standards and aeronautics topics that correspond to each lesson. To view the matrices for the 4th or the 5th grade activities, please click here to return to the main NCTM matrix page.

Note to users of this Text Only page: The links below go to the graphics versions of each activity. Although most of the content can be read by screen-readers, there are a few charts and interactive Shockwave activities that have not been transcribed into text-only formats.

Header: NCTM Process Standards - 5th-8th

Summary of Chart:

Standard 1: Mathematics as Problem Solving -- Forces of Flight, Fuselage, Airfoils, Wing Shape, Propulsion, Experimental

Standard 2: Mathematics as Communication -- Forces of Flight, Fuselage, Airfoils, Wing Shape, Propulsion, Experimental

Standard 3: Mathematics as Reasoning -- Forces of Flight, Fuselage, Airfoils, Wing Shape, Propulsion, Experimental

Standard 4: Mathematical Connections -- Forces of Flight, Fuselage, Airfoils, Wing Shape, Propulsion, Experimental

Header: NCTM Content Standards - 5th-8th

Summary of Chart:

Standard 5: Number and Number Relationships -- Forces of Flight, Fuselage, Airfoils, Wing Shape, Propulsion, Experimental

Standard 6: Number Systems and Number Theory -- Fuselage, Wing Shape, Propulsion, Experimental

Standard 7: Computation and Estimation -- Fuselage, Airfoils, Wing Shape, Propulsion, Experimental

Standard 8: Patterns and Functions -- Forces of Flight, Fuselage, Airfoils, Experimental

Standard 9: Algebra -- Forces of Flight, Fuselage, Airfoils, Wing Shape, Propulsion, Experimental

Standard 10: Statistics -- Forces of Flight, Fuselage, Airfoils, Propulsion, Experimental

Standard 11: Probability -- Experimental

Standard 12: Geometry -- Virtual Flying, Fuselage, Airfoils, Wing Shape

Standard 13: Measurement -- Fuselage, Wing Shape, Propulsion, Experimental

Summary of Chart:

History of Aerospace -- Forces of Flight, Fuselage, Airfoils

Kinds of Aircraft -- Forces of Flight, Tour of the Basics, Virtual Flying, Fuselage, Airfoils, Wing Shape, Propulsion, Experimental

Four Principles of Airplane Design -- Forces of Flight, Tour of the Basics, Virtual Flying, Fuselage, Airfoils, Wing Shape, Propulsion, Experimental

Four Forces of Flight -- Forces of Flight, Fuselage, Airfoils, Wing Shape, Propulsion, Experimental

Parts of an Airplane -- Tour of the Basics

Instruments and Navigation -- Tour of the Basics, Virtual Flying