The ability to discuss alternative strategies for problem solving in mathematics is an indication of mastery of the subject. In Math 7, word problems form the basis for most instruction. Students spend a great deal of time discussing alternative strategies with each other, in groups, and as a whole class. Important ideas in mathematics are developed and appreciated as students explore solutions to problems, rather than being a focus of instruction.
Students will further strengthen their understanding and appreciation of fractions and decimals. Challenging content and the exchange of ideas will foster a deeper understanding of number sense in preparation for later algebraic studies. The course also introduces several topics in the areas of geometry, statistics and probability.
This Grammar Math course builds on the precursor, Math 6, and is best suited for students aged 12-13 who desire additional opportunities to build stronger foundations in their concrete understanding of math concepts before entering the more abstract phase of their math education.
Students who complete this course successfully are well-prepared for Pre-Algebra and may be prepared for Algebra 1.
New students in grade 7 who expect to take Algebra 1 in grade 8 (the advanced track in Math) are typically encouraged to take Pre-Algebra, which is the first course in the upper level Math sequence.