**SOUTH DAKOTA CONTENT STANDARDS**

**English**

**Content Standards For Public Speaking**- plan formal oral presentations using various supporting strategies. (example: well-structured, logical arguments, details, examples, illustrations, statistics, comparisons, analogies)
- choose logical patterns of organization to inform, persuade, or unite audiences. (example: chronological, topical, cause/effect)
- use specific rhetorical devices to back up assertions. (example: an appeal to logic through reasoning; an appeal to emotional or ethical belief; a personal anecdote; a case study; an analogy)
- clarify and defend positions with precise and relevant evidence.
- monitor audience for non-verbal feedback cues.
- seek feedback on clarity and coherence of presentation or speech.
- use vocabulary and terminology appropriate for the audience.
- use explicit non-verbal techniques for effective presentations. (example: eye contact, gestures, body movement, platform movement, facial expressions)
- use visual aids and/or technology to support presentations. (example: props, charts, multimedia)
- use interpersonal etiquette and maintain an open mind when listening and viewing.
- ask appropriate, focused, and subject-related questions to interpret the intent of the communication.
- analyze the effect of eye contact, facial expression, gestures, and posture used in oral communication.
- evaluate types of evidence speakers use for credibility, validity, and relevance. (example: statistics, testimonies, specific instances)
- analyze types of arguments used by various speakers. (example: argument by causation, analogy, authority, emotion, logic)
- distinguish between various forms of logical and critical thinking used in persuasion/debate. (example: inductive and deductive reasoning, reasoning from syllogisms and analogies)

**Math**

- Determine
equations for lines meeting certain conditions.
- Solve problems using the quadratic formula including graphic representation and analysis.
- Explain
the graphical impact of the
*xy*term in a quadratic equation. - Explore and analyze the properties of triangles.
- Use proportions to solve problems.
- Create tools or applications processes to solve problems that defy direct measurement.
- Use estimation strategies in complex situations to predict results and to check the reasonableness of results.
- Use
logic strategies to develop and defend mathematical arguments
*.* - Apply transformations to the graph of a basic function and predict and analyze the results.
- Determine which type of function best models a situation, write an equation, and use this equation to answer questions about the situation.
- Compare, contrast, and extend arithmetic and geometric patterns of growth and use them to make predictions.
- Use successive approximation techniques to solve problems.
- Create, implement, and defend a plan for gathering data to answer relevant questions.
- Compare multiple one-variable data sets, using statistical techniques including measures of central tendency and dispersion.
- Use
scatterplots, regression lines, and correlation coefficients to model data and support
conclusions.

**Science**

1. explain how observation and evidence are essential for reaching a conclusion.

2. apply basic science process skills. (example: observing, classifying, measuring, communicating, predicting, inferring)

3. select and use appropriate instruments to extend observations and measurements.

4. apply appropriate mathematical techniques in evaluating experimental data.

5. use written, oral, and technological communication skills to explain scientific phenomena and concepts. .

6. analyze factors that can affect cellular activities.

7. analyze relationships of the structures and of functions of different cells, tissues, organs, and systems.

8. analyze the impact of scientific investigations and findings on human society.

9. explain how progress in science and technology can be affected by social issues and by challenges.

10. describe immediate and long-term consequences of potential solutions for technological-related issues.