## Grade 7 Math

Course Title: Grade 7 Math (Click here for printable version)

#### Course Description

The 7th grade math course uses comprehension, precision, and application skills to learn mathematical concepts/processes.

The primary objective of the course is to teach students to think like mathematicians who become well-informed, problem solving citizens. Students will examine concepts covered in the Big Ideas textbook.

#### Power Standards

1. Comprehend vocabulary and explain mathematical processes.
2. Compute with precision “naked number” problems showing work step by step.
3. Apply and interpret word problems and concepts.

#### Semester One:  The Number System, Expressions and Equations, Ratios and Proportional Relationships

 Guiding Questions Learning Objectives How do we use rational numbers to make sense of the world around me? How do we use expressions and equations to create and construct understanding real-life scenarios? How do we use ratios and proportional reasoning to analyze fairness and make prediction about the future? Apply and extend understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers. Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations. Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems. Summative Projects: Unit Exams

Semester Two:  Ratios and Proportional Relationships, Geometry, Statistics and Probability

 Guiding Questions Learning Objectives How do we use ratios and proportional reasoning to analyze fairness and make prediction about the future? How do I use geometry to analyze the shapes in the world? How do I use statistics and probability to interpret and draw conclusions about the world? Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems. Draw, construct, and describe geometrical figures and describe the relationships between them. Solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume. Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population. Draw informal comparative inferences about two populations. Investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models. Summative Projects: Unit Exams

 Career and Life Skills Social and Cross Cultural The student respects and contributes to the diverse learning community by: Honoring the ideas and opinions of others and Interacting effectively and appropriately with others Productivity and Accountability The student takes ownership of work and actions by: Completing assignments on time Arriving prepared and on time Managing time Initiative and Self Direction The student demonstrates independence by: Self-advocating for assistance or resources Persevering through rigorous/challenging tasks Utilizing feedback