Lighthouse Initiative for Texas Classrooms

The Role of Mathematics in the Science Classroom

One of the keys to success in science courses is a strong foundation in mathematics. A main focus in science is data collection and analysis, which makes use of fundamental mathematics skills. In surveying each of the AP* science courses, it is evident that a strong mathematics background has a direct correlation to success in the AP science program. There should be consideration of mathematics prerequisites when enrolling students in Pre-AP* and AP courses. Students have more opportunity for success when there is a logical sequencing of mathematics and science courses.