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Grade 7 Overview

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Grade 7 units were created and organized in line with the areas of focus as identified by the Common Core State Standards and the PARCC Model Content Frameworks. Each unit is comprised of standards that are considered major content along with standards that are supporting and/or additional content.  The fluency standards for grade 7 are presented in units one and two and will be assessed for student accuracy. However, the expectation is that students will have many opportunities to develop fluency, defined as speed and accuracy, with rational number arithmetic and solving multi-step problems (including those involving positive and negative rational numbers and word problems leading to one variable equations) throughout the school year.

Unit 1 builds on the students’ understanding of rational numbers concepts presented in grade 6 to develop fluency with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of rational numbers and to use these skills in a problem solving context.  Success with problem solving and developing fluency with rewriting linear expressions and solving linear equations presented in unit 2 will be dependent upon the completion of the work with rational numbers in unit 1.

The standards presented in unit 3 combine rational number arithmetic and linear expressions and equations concepts to build on the work from grade 6. These standards require the students to analyze proportional relationships and use them in problem solving. The geometry standards will provide opportunities for the students to use proportional reasoning in context.

In unit 4 the students will continue to use ratios and proportional reasoning in multi-step ratio and percent problems. The standards from the Statistics and Probability domain will support the use of proportional reasoning in context.

The fluency standards in unit 3 are repeated in unit 5 with the opportunity to extend the understandings to geometry concepts.

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