This course follows the Common Core Standards for 7th grade mathematics and focuses on four critical areas.
First, the students will develop and understanding of proportional relationships. They will use their understanding of ratios to develop an understanding of proportionality and solve single- and multi-step problems. The students will learn to use their understanding to solve a wide variety of percent problems. Students will learn how to graph proportional relationships and calculate and describe the slope of the line as a property used to describe a relationship.
Second, the students will learn to understand operations with rational numbers and begin to work with expressions and linear equations. They will solidify their understanding of fractions, decimals, and percents as different ways to represent rational numbers. The students will become proficient in the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of negative numbers.
Third, the students will learn to use two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems regarding area, surface area, and volume. They will continue to develop their understanding of area and circumference of a circle and surface area of three-dimensional objects. The students will use cross-sections of three-dimensional figured to relate the figures to two-dimensional shapes.
Fourth, the students will learn to draw conclusions about populations based on samples. They will be able to compare data distributions to answer questions about different populations.