Math 7 is a course that builds on the content of sixth grade to prepare students for Algebra or Math 8. Students will build on number sense, computation and estimation, measurement, geometry, probability and statistics, algebra, and functions skills through units centered on real life applications. This course contains 13 different units for the standards of learning.

The units are:

Here is a link to the course syllabus:

The units are:

**Unit 1 - Number Sense:**Students learn how to use equivalent representations of fractions, decimals, and percents and recognize the advantages and disadvantages of each type of representation.**Unit 2 - Integers:**Students develop an understanding of integers and rational numbers by using concrete, pictorial, and abstract representations.**Unit 3 - Algebraic Expressions and Order of Operations:**Students use problem solving, mathematical communication, mathematical reasoning, connections, and representations.**Unit 4 - Properties of Real Numbers:**Students expand on their prior knowledge of math properties and apply to real world applications.**Unit 5 - Equations and Inequalities:**Students learn to use algebraic concepts and terms appropriately. These concepts and terms include variable, term, coefficient, exponent, expression, equation, inequality, domain, and range. Developing a beginning knowledge of algebra is a major focus of mathematics.**Unit 6 - Sequences:**Students use a variety of concrete, pictorial, and abstract representations to develop proportional reasoning skills.**Unit 7 - Functions:**Students learn to represent relations by using ordered pairs, tables, rules, and graphs. Graphing in the coordinate plane linear equations in two variables is a focus of the study of functions.**Unit 8 - Proportions, Tax, Tips, and Discounts:**Students develop and refine estimation strategies and develop an understanding of when to use algorithms and when to use calculators. They learn when exact answers are appropriate and when, as in many life experiences, estimates are equally appropriate.**Unit 9 - Probability:**Students develop an awareness of the power of data analysis and probability by building on their natural curiosity about data and making predictions. They integrate their understanding of rational numbers and proportional reasoning into the study of statistics and probability. Students explore experimental and theoretical probability through experiments and simulations by using concrete, active learning activities.**Unit 10 - Graphs:**Students explore methods of data collection and use technology to represent data with various types of graphs. They learn that different types of graphs represent different types of data effectively. They use measures of center and dispersion to analyze and interpret data.**Unit 11 - Quadrilaterals and Similar Figures:**Students expand the informal experiences they have had with geometry in the elementary grades and develop a solid foundation for the exploration of geometry in high school. Spatial reasoning skills are essential to the formal inductive and deductive reasoning skills required in subsequent mathematics learning. Students describe, classify, and compare plane and solid figures according to their attributes.**Unit 12 - Transformations:**Students develop and extend understanding of geometric transformations in the coordinate plane.**Unit 13 - Volume and Surface Area:**Students apply their understanding of perimeter and area from the elementary grades in order to build conceptual understanding of the surface area and volume of prisms, cylinders, pyramids, and cones. They use visualization, measurement, and proportional reasoning skills to develop an understanding of the effect of scale change on distance, area, and volume.Here is a link to the course syllabus:

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