7th grade is all about proportional relationships, and 8th grade is focused on linear relationships.
| Unit | Learning Targets |
| Yearlong Communication Goal | LT0: I can explain my thinking and respond to the mathematical thinking of others. |
Semester 1 | 1. 2D & 3D Geometry
Approximate dates: August - September | LT1.1: I can find measurements and justify formulas involving circumference, area of circles, volume of cylinders, surface area of cylinders, area of sectors of circles and arc length. |
2. Integers and Rational Numbers
Approximate dates: September - October | LT2.1: I can compare and calculate with positive and negative rational numbers including those with whole number exponents. LT2.2: I can use the order of operations and algebraic properties to evaluate expressions containing variables and positive and negative numbers and create equivalent expressions. LT2.3: I can graph and describe translations and reflections of figures on a coordinate grid. | |
3. Ratios and Proportional Relationships
Approximate dates: November - December | LT3.1: I can use proportional reasoning to solve problems involving ratios, rational numbers & interest. LT3.2: I can identify the features of proportional relationships and can distinguish between proportional and other relationships. LT3.3: I can use proportional reasoning to solve problems using multiple representations (equations/inequalities/graphs/context/language/tables). | |
4. Data and Probability
Approximate dates: December- January | LT4.1: I can use the mean, median and range to draw conclusions about data and make predictions. LT4.2: I can display and interpret data in a variety of ways. (line plots, circle graphs, stem and leaf, histograms) LT4.3: I can calculate probabilities and reason about probabilities using proportions. | |
Semester 2 | 5. Equations and Solving
Approximate dates: January | LT5.1: I can evaluate algebraic expressions, including expressions containing radicals and absolute values, and justify the algebraic properties. LT5.2: I can solve multi-step equations in one variable and justify the steps by identifying the algebraic properties used. |
6. Linear Relationships
Approximate dates: February-March | LT6.1: I can represent linear functions with tables, equations, graphs, context and language including identifying the slope and y-intercept. LT6.2: I can represent and solve real-world and mathematical situations using linear equations and inequalities. LT6.3: I can recognize that a function is linear if it is written in the form f(x) = mx + b and interpret the meaning of the y-intercepts and slope. | |
7. Systems of Equations
Approximate dates: April - May | LT7.1: I can solve problems involving parallel and perpendicular lines in a coordinate graph. LT7.2: I can solve a system of equations by using a graph, substitution, and elimination, and determine if the system has 0, 1, or infinite solutions. LT7.3: I can model a context using a system of linear equations. | |
8. Pythagorean Theorem
Approximate dates: May- June | LT8.1: I can classify real numbers as rational or irrational, and approximate the value of irrational numbers and locate them on the number line. LT8.2: I can use the Pythagorean Theorem to solve problems involving right triangles, and find the distance between any two points on a coordinate grid. LT8.3: I can find the distance between two coordinate points. |
Math 7/Algebra 8 Course Syllabus