In Grade 7 Mathematics, our students will delve into intermediate math by exploring numbers up to one billion, combining their knowledge of fractions, decimals, and percentages with their understanding of operations, and finding connections between geometry and careers and real-world situations. They will also apply their data handling skills to information gathered in their lives and local communities, discover links between patterns and algebra, and explore the area and volume of circles and cylinders. Their financial literacy will enhance and improve their understanding of budgets to start the creation of plans to reach financial goals. They will expand their coding knowledge to include programs that run within the programs that they create and code that is influenced by data input by the user. This course is designed to be 200-300 instructional hours.

Curriculum Information: Mathematics (2020)

Developed by: D2L

Development Date: 2020

Please note that elementary courses do not have prerequisites, and Ontario schools do not issue transcript credits at the elementary level. All courses are available in the facilitated and independent pathways.

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#### Course Outline

In the Read, Represent, and Compare Numbers unit, students will learn to read, represent, and compare whole numbers, decimal numbers, and fractions. They will also learn about multiples and factors and how to determine them for whole numbers. Students will explore square numbers and square roots and learn how to add and subtract integers.

Geometry

In the Geometry unit, students will learn to describe and classify 3D figures, draw figures and shapes using different perspective views, and understand how shapes can be similar without being identical. They will also learn how to dilate a shape by drawing a version of the same shape that is larger or smaller but having the same proportions. In addition, students will transform shapes on a grid.

Operations

In the Operations unit, students will extend their knowledge to multiply and divide fractions and decimal numbers. They will solve multi-step problems involving both multiplication and division and start to use exponents to represent repeated multiplication.

Fractions

In the Fractions unit, students will add and subtract fractions, improper fractions, and mixed numbers, as well as learn how to simplify fractions.

Proportional Relationships

In the Proportional Relationships unit, students will learn to generate equivalencies among fractions, decimal numbers, and percentages. They will develop this skill to solve problems involving percentages of whole numbers and increasing and decreasing whole numbers by percent. In addition, students will solve problems involving unit rates.

Data

In the Data unit, students will learn ways to collect data, represent data, and convey messages using data in infographics. Students will also explore central tendency and the ways in which to determine the different types, as well as learning how to analyse data to make inferences and draw conclusions.

Patterning and Algebra

In the Patterning and Algebra unit, students will explore and compare number patterns in whole numbers and integers. They will also be introduced to algebraic expressions, monomials, and inequalities.

Coding

In the Coding unit, students will learn to read, write, alter, and debug code that is controlled by defined counts and uses sub-programs.

Measurement

In the Measurement unit, students will solve problems relating to perimeter, area, volume, capacity, and surface area. Students will also explore measurements of circles, such as their circumference and area. They will then be able to determine the surface area and volume of cylinders.

Financial Literacy

In the Financial Literacy unit, students will explore international currencies and compare their value to Canadian dollars and other currencies. They will explore how to plan for and reach a financial goal using budgeting, knowledge of the impact of interest rates, and fees associated with different types of accounts.

Socio-Emotional Learning

Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to build their social-emotional learning skills by specifically focusing on how to cope with stress and by managing complex challenges. Students learn to break down a task into smaller portions, make a plan, and work with it one step at a time.

#### Required Resources

This course is entirely online and does not require nor rely on any textbook. Students will require the following resources:

• A scanner, smartphone camera, or similar device to digitize handwritten or hand-drawn work
• A device to record audio
• A printer
• A physical binder, folder, or notebook for offline activities
• Calculator
• Protractor
• Compass
• Ruler with centimetres
• Various household items to complete offline activities

#### Teaching and Learning Strategies

Through a balance of problem-solving and direct instruction, students develop a strong foundation of mathematical processes, knowledge, and skills to apply in real-world contexts. The course engages multiple learning styles by combining technology and offline activities that provide opportunities to develop an understanding of skills and concepts in interactive and concrete ways. The lessons feature a variety of intriguing storylines, videos, graphics, and interactive games to reinforce students’ learning. The activities also build a foundation of mathematical models and strategies that students will use throughout their elementary grades.

The course relies on the assistance of a learning coach who supports young students as they move through the content. The learning coach will be involved in facilitating technical aspects of the course and in participating in discussion-based activities to assist students in developing communication skills.