Ministry of Education
 Gr 7 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
 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.
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.
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.
Current Theme  P7.1  P 7.4 Linear Relationships & Algebraic Reasoning
The focus for the next several weeks is 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 the relationship in this pattern?"
Lesson activities
The focus for the next several weeks is 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 the relationship in this pattern?"
 graph paper
 reading expressions and equations: followup from our class meeting
 resolving type one equations  steps to finding the value of the variable
 resolving type two equations  two operations (sorry about the sound quality. Working out the bugs)
 resolving type 3 equations  variables on both sides
 resolving type 4 equations  brackets and distributive property
 extending patterns
 recognizing patterns (followup from Zoom meeting)
 creating a pattern rule
 problem solving using expressions
 graphing a table of values
Lesson activities
 review of extending patterns (from Gr. 6)
 extending patterns
 extending patterns solutions
 values in tables (solution attached)
 connecting patterns to expressions
 activity one  complete the table
 activity one  solutions
 activity two  matching to the expression
 connecting patterns to expressions day two
 creating a pattern rule from a table of values
 problem solving with expressions
 activity 9.2 from textbook  complete questions #4, 6, 8, 9 (answers found under the Math Focus textbook heading below)
 graphing from a table of values
 login to Mathletics for activities (graphing tables 1 & 2)
 creating graphs on paper and online
 Review activities  prep for Tuesday's quiz
 Mathletics assigned online
 review one  1,2,3,5
 review two  1,2,3,4, 6
 Focus math textbook  all solutions

