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 5th or the 6th-7th grade activities, please click here to return to the main NCTM matrix page.

Note to users of this Text Only page: Some of the links below are to graphic versions of the lessons. Only three lessons currently have text-only versions: Flight Path, Plane Capacity, Runways and Takeoffs. The other lessons will be converted to text-only in the near future. Meanwhile, if you select links to another lessons, it will take you to the graphic version of the page.

Header: NCTM Process Standards - K-4th

Summary of Chart:

Standard 1: Mathematics as Problem Solving -- Flight Path (text-only), Plane Capacity (text-only), Runways and Takeoffs (text-only), Bird's Eye View, Time Flies, Lift-Off, Go Fly a Kite, Pie in the Sky, Fill 'Er Up

Standard 2: Mathematics as Communication -- Runways and Takeoffs (text-only), Bird's Eye View, Lift-Off, Go Fly a Kite, Pie in the Sky, Fill 'Er Up

Standard 3: Mathematics as Reasoning -- Runways and Takeoffs (text-only), Time Flies, Lift-Off, Go Fly a Kite, Fill 'Er Up

Standard 4: Mathematical Connections -- Flight Path (text-only), Runways and Takeoffs (text-only), Bird's Eye View, Time Flies, Lift-Off, Go Fly a Kite, Pie in the Sky, Fill 'Er Up

Header: NCTM Content Standards - K-4th

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Standard 6: Number sense and Numeration -- Flight Path (text-only), Plane Capacity (text-only), Runways and Takeoffs (text-only), Time Flies, Fill 'Er Up

Standard 7: Concepts of Whole Number Operations -- Plane Capacity (text-only), Runways and Takeoffs (text-only), Time Flies, Pie in the Sky, Fill 'Er Up

Standard 8: Whole Number Computation -- Plane Capacity (text-only), Runways and Takeoffs (text-only), Bird's Eye View, Time Flies, Pie in the Sky, Fill 'Er Up

Standard 9: Geometry and Spatial Sense -- Runways and Takeoffs (text-only), Bird's Eye View, Lift-Off, Go Fly a Kite

Standard 10: Measurement -- Flight Path (text-only), Runways and Takeoffs (text-only), Bird's Eye View, Time Flies, Go Fly a Kite, Fill 'Er Up

Standard 11: Statistics and Probability -- Time Flies, Pie in the Sky

Standard 12: Fractions and Decimals -- Pie in the Sky

Standard 13: Patterns and Relationships -- Flight Path (text-only), Plane Capacity (text-only), Time Flies, Lift-Off, Go Fly a Kite, Pie in the Sky

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History of Aerospace -- Lift-Off

Kinds and Uses of Aircraft -- Flight Path (text-only), Plane Capacity (text-only), Bird's Eye View, Go Fly a Kite, Fill 'Er Up

Parts of an Airplane -- Lift-Off

Why Airplanes Fly -- Lift-Off

Weather -- Go Fly a Kite, Pie in the Sky

Instruments & Navigation -- Flight Path (text-only), Runways and Takeoffs (text-only), Time Flies, Pie in the Sky, Fill 'Er Up

Airports -- Runways and Takeoffs (text-only), Pie in the Sky