Ministry of Education
 Gr 7 outcomes/indicators
 Gr 8 outcomes/indicators
Math has four broad themes, each of which has many specific skills. You can view them at the Ministry of Education's website. The categories are:
 Number  divisibility rules, relating positive fractions, decimals and percents, operations with integers
 Patterns and Relations  linear relations (algebraic expressions and equations), graphing
 Space and Shape  use of Pi, circles, polygons, 2D relationships  bisectors, perpendicular etc.
 Statistics and Probability  measures of central tendency (average), outliers, circle graphs, determining likelihood
Practice Quizzes
 7's multiple choice quizzing For students who want to test their understanding,, these short M/C quizzes are available. They're taken from material in our primary resource, Math Focus 7. Click the unit theme, listed below as the current focus, and select topic to begin.
 8's multiple choice quizzing This is the Gr. 8 collection of M/C quizzes connected to our primary resource, Math Focus 8.
Mathletics
All students will receive a license for the Mathletics website. The site can operate as an important and helpful supplement to classroom activities. Students needing to shore up current or prior learnings are strongly encouraged to use it.
Math Focus textbook
All students will receive a license for the Mathletics website. The site can operate as an important and helpful supplement to classroom activities. Students needing to shore up current or prior learnings are strongly encouraged to use it.
Math Focus textbook
 Focus 7 math textbook  all solutions
 Focus 8 math textbook all solutions
Current Themes  P7.1 P7.4 Linear Relationships  Algebraic Reasoning ; Gr. 8 P8.18.2 Patterns and Models with Linear Relationships
Both groups will be dealing with related material over the next several weeks. Based on an assessment done on day one, the 8's will work with some of the same material initially. The themes are among the most foundational material students will learn as they prepare for high school math. Linear relationships are typically stated using algebra in an expression or equation. An example is C = 3x + 9 where C is the total cost. Linear relationships can be plotted as a straight line on a grid. High school math uses symbols, formulas and relationships constantly. Here we're focusing on understanding patterns and using algebraic terms to name and solve problems. Students will extend their prior knowledge of basic arithmetic, order of operations and pattern recognition to gain a grasp of this important part of the greater math program. This material is a times very straight forward but at other times requires persistence before a solution is discovered. There are no shortcuts here. Some concepts require you stick with it. It is truly important.
Central question  "How can I describe or illustrate the relationship in this pattern?"
Terms to know  distributive property, coefficient, variable, constant, maintaining equality, functions
Both groups will be dealing with related material over the next several weeks. Based on an assessment done on day one, the 8's will work with some of the same material initially. The themes are among the most foundational material students will learn as they prepare for high school math. Linear relationships are typically stated using algebra in an expression or equation. An example is C = 3x + 9 where C is the total cost. Linear relationships can be plotted as a straight line on a grid. High school math uses symbols, formulas and relationships constantly. Here we're focusing on understanding patterns and using algebraic terms to name and solve problems. Students will extend their prior knowledge of basic arithmetic, order of operations and pattern recognition to gain a grasp of this important part of the greater math program. This material is a times very straight forward but at other times requires persistence before a solution is discovered. There are no shortcuts here. Some concepts require you stick with it. It is truly important.
Central question  "How can I describe or illustrate the relationship in this pattern?"
Terms to know  distributive property, coefficient, variable, constant, maintaining equality, functions



