Grade 7 Math

The overarching goal in the seventh grade mathematics curriculum is to inspire students to enjoy and understand mathematics while navigating the transition to algebra in a supportive classroom environment. Students complete the curriculum for pre-algebra including topics in geometry in the first two trimesters and begin a standard Algebra I course during the third trimester. Major units throughout the seventh grade year include exponents and roots, integer operations, inequalities, trigonometric ratios, understanding and manipulating variable expressions, solving multi-step equations, and graphing and manipulating linear equations in slope-intercept form.

Seventh grade students will:

  • participate in a lively classroom where application of skills to problems is the primary mode of instruction
  • understand the fundamental properties in mathematics and how they are applied in algebra
  • learn conventions, rules, and procedures and why they work
  • produce logical and legible written work so that they and their teachers can follow their reasoning
  • apply big ideas of proportional reasoning and equivalence to algebraic thinking
  • effectively use transformations: reflections, rotations, translations, and dilations
  • construct formulas for surface area and volume of complex 3D geometric shapes
  • apply algebra to understand relationships between angles and sides in polygons including basic trigonometry
  • solve simple and multi-step algebraic equations and inequalities
  • graph both real world data and linear equations
  • understand and apply simple probability
  • learn about slope, intercepts, functions, and formulas related to linear relationships