Grade 7 Math Unit Plan: Grade 7 Math Unit Plan By Melissa Velasco, EDSC 304
Content standards: Content standards Content Standards: In grade 7, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; (3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples. Big Ideas: 1. Students should be able to understand and manipulate fractions and use them to solve real world problems 2. Students should be able to form basic equations of two variables and apply them to form shapes in 2 dimensional settings. 3. Students should have a basic introduction to geometry, including knowledge on triangles (Pythagorean theorem). 21 st Century Skills: These skills can be promoted by proving or explaining why theorems such as the Pythagorean theorem work, introducing new ways of thinking.
Learning objectives and assessments: Learning objectives and assessments Entry-Level: Students should be able to combine fractions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division). Students should know how to solve basic equations of two variables for x. Formative: Students should have a firm understanding of fractions. Students will know the basic function for a line and understand its meaning. Summative: Students should be able to apply their knowledge by graphing lines using their functions and write functions fir lines on a graph. Students should be introduced to Geometry concepts (mainly the Pythagorean theorem). Assessments: Lesson 1: Students can add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions. Lesson 2: Students can recognize the equation of a line and can solve for x and y intercepts Lesson 3: Students can solve for any side of a right triangle using the Pythagorean Theorem
Learning Activities: Learning Activities -Have students graph lines and challenge each other to graph lines they write equations for - Have students play with triangles when introducing geometry
Why this topic?: Why this topic? Grade 7 is a great year to teach, because students are just beginning to really learn about new concepts in depth. They were only introduced to number in elementary, so they are now learning to manipulate numbers and understand them. It is a great topic to create a technology learning plan, because it is their first year of really learning math, and the more prepared a teacher is for it, the more exciting they can make it for students.