About Grade 7 Math
The new Common Core State Standards, especially the Standards for Mathematical Practice, require students to reason and think critically about mathematics, with an emphasis on how it applies to the world around them. It is important to note that the Common Core State Standards do not remove any content objectives, but rather add emphasis on conceptual understanding ans application of the mathematics studied. It is a redefinition of rigor. The following mathematical practices are emphasized throughout instruction:
- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
- Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
- Model with mathematics.
- Use appropriate tools strategically.
- Attend to precision.
- Look for and make use of structure.
- Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
- Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
- Apply and extend previous 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.
- Understanding percent and equivalent forms
- Working with percents
- Application of sale price, and markup/markdown
- 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.
- 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.