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Grade 7

Suggested
Timing

Mathematics Course of Study Overview

Unit/Strand

Term 1 Topics

Teacher Notes
Provide students an opportunity to explore
with a variety of learning tools and number
lines to represent numbers. Emphasize the
math processes. Establish a math talk
learning community. Integrate representing
fraction CLIPS with instruction.
www.mathclips.ca
Use data management as a means to organize
and represent data.
Integrate CLIPS for Linear Relations with
instruction. (www.clips.on.ca)

4 weeks

1) Number
Sense &
Numeration

Represent, compare and order decimal
numbers, fractions, percents, perfect
squares, square roots
Multiples and factors

6 weeks

2) Data
Management
3) Patterning &
Algebra

Data Collection, graphing, interpreting,
central tendency (mode, median, mean)

3 weeks

4) Number
Sense &
Numeration

3 weeks

5) Measurement

2 weeks
(Unit can
bridge T1
and T2)

6) Geometry &
Spatial Sense
(Not reported
on in Term 1)

Suggested
Timing

Unit/Strand

10 weeks

7) Number
Sense &
Numeration

2 weeks

8) Patterning &
Algebra

September 2, 2010

Represent linear growing patterns using
models, table of values, graphs,
algebraic expressions
Addition and subtraction of simple
fractions using a variety of mental
strategies; operations of decimal
numbers using a variety of mental
strategies
Conversion of metric units, Area of a
trapezoid, Area of composite shapes
Surface Area & Volume of Right Prisms
Geometric properties and relationships
(similarity, congruency, parallel and
perpendicular lines, construction of
bisectors)

Term 2 Topics
Evaluate numeric expressions using the
order of operations;
Represent, compare and order
integers; add and subtract integers;
Review representing, comparing, and
ordering fractions; add and subtract
fractions; multiply a fraction by a whole
number; divide whole numbers by simple
fractions; solve percent problems
Role of variables in algebraic
expressions and equations
Solve simple equations

2 weeks

9) Number
Sense &
Numeration

2 weeks

10) Probability

Theoretical and Experimental
Probability

2 weeks

11) Geometry &
Spatial Sense

Transformational Geometry
(translation, rotation, reflection,
dilatation)
Plotting points

Proportional Relationships
Ratios & Rates
Relating fractions to decimals to
percents to ratios

Use different base ten blocks to represent
1. (eg. If the flat represents 1, then the rod
represents 0.10, and the unit represents
0.01. If the cube represents 1, then the flat
represents 0.10, and the rod represents
0.01).
Apply the operations of whole numbers and
decimal numbers in the measurement
contexts.
Use Geometer’s Sketchpad to support
investigations of angle properties and
construction of bisectors.

Teacher Notes
Integrate Integer CLIPs with instruction.
www.mathclips.ca
Reinforce operations of fractions and
integers using concrete materials and
diagrams. Solve for the two types of
percent problems: find percent given the
part and the whole, find the part of the
whole given a percent.

Evaluate expressions and solve equations
involving whole numbers. Use a variety of
contexts for using expressions and solving
equations including measurement and
geometry.
Graph proportional relationships. Connect
linear graphs with proportionality. Write
rate situations as an algebraic expression.
Express probabilities as a fraction, decimal,
percent. Identify the ratio of number of
successes of an event to the number of
trials.
Identify which polygons will tile a plane. Plot
points on the Cartesian plane to create
pictures.

Grade 7

Mathematics Course of Study Overview

September 2, 2010