Links to the The Illinois Learning Standards

The Illinois Learning Standards:

for Mathematics:

(a) 10.A.5: Construct a statistics-based presentation individually and as members of a team to communicate and justify the results of a project.
(b) 10.B.4: Design and execute surveys or experiments, gather data to answer relevant questions, and communicate results and conclusions to an audience using traditional methods and contemporary technology.

for Science:

(a) 11.A.5d: Apply statistical methods to make predictions and test the accuracy of results.
(b) 11.B.5a: Identify and design problem that has practical applications and propose possible solutions, considering such constraints as available tools, materials, time and costs.

for English Language Arts:

(a) 1.C.5f Use tables, graphs and maps to challenge arguments, defend conclu-sions and persuade others
(b) 3.B.5 Using contemporary tech-nology, produce documents of publication quality for specific purposes and audiences; exhibit clarity of focus, logic of organization, appropri-ate elaboration and support and overall coherence.
(c) 3.C.5a Communicate information and ideas in narrative, informative and persuasive writing with clarity and effectiveness in a variety of written forms using appropriate traditional and/or electronic formats; adapt content, vocabulary, voice and tone to the audience, purpose and situation.

for Social Studies:

(a) 15.B.2: Identify factors that affect how consumers make their choices
(b) 15.B.4a: Explain the costs and benefits of making consumer purchases through differing means (e.g., credit, cash).
(c) 15.B.5a: Analyze the impact of changes in non-price determinants (e.g., changes in consumer income, changes in tastes and preferences) on consumer demand.