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  • Course Overview 


    Math 7 is designed to prepare students for Math 8 or Algebra I and to achieve success on the Virginia Math 7 Standards of Learning Test.  In this course, students will be actively engaged in using concrete materials and appropriate technology.  Throughout the course, students will focus on mathematical concepts and computational skills involving number and number sense, computation and estimation, measurement, geometry, probability and statistics and patterns, functions, and algebra. 



    First Nine Weeks

    Rational Numbers



    Third Nine Weeks 

    Relations and Functions

    Proportional Reasoning




    Second Nine Weeks

    Using Expressions and Equations

    Solving Equations and Inequalities

    Relations and Functions


    Fourth Nine Weeks

    Volume and Surface Area



    SOL Review




    Math 7/Quarter 1: 9-Week Plan

    CLT Members: Ms. Weber, Mrs. Hiltz, Dr. Oliver, Mr. Sansonetti




    Date of Summative

       All 7th Grade Math SOLs  Math 7 Diagnostic Test

     8/28 & 8/29

    Not for a grade

     8/26 - 9/10  7.1e  Absolute Value

    9/9 & 9/10


         MAP Test

    9/13 & 9/16 

    Not for a grade

     9/9 - 9/24  7.1a  Powers of Ten

    9/23 & 9/24


    9/23 - 10/2 7.1b Scientific Notation

    10/1 - 10/2



    10/3 & 10/4

    7.1 a, b, e Unit 1 Test

     10/7 & 10/8


    10/9 - 10/17


    Square Roots

    10/16 & 10/17


     10/16 - 10/25 7.1c  Compare & Order Rational Numbers

    10/24 & 10/25



    10/29 - 10/30

    7.1 c, d  Unit 2 Test

    10/31 & 11/1


    Becomes a Q2 Grade

    * End of Quarter 1 is Nov. 1, 2019; All dates are tentative and subject to change.




     Grade 7 -- Middle School Mathematics

     Middle school students continue to explore the mathematical topics or specific content strands they behan in elementary school – numbers and number sense; computation and estimation; measurement; geometry; probability and statistics; and patterns, functions and algebra – at a more in-depth level.

    The seventh-grade standards continue to emphasize the foundations of algebra. Students who successfully complete the seventh-grade standards should be prepared to study Math 8 or Algebra I in grade eight. Topics in grade seven include proportional reasoning, solving one and two-step linear equations, and recognizing different representations for relationships. Students will apply the properties of real numbers in solving equations, solve inequalities, and use data analysis techniques to make inferences, conjectures, and predictions.

    While learning mathematics, students will be actively engaged, using concrete materials and appropriate technology such as calculators, computers, and spreadsheets. However, facility in the use of technology shall not be regarded as a substitute for a student’s understanding of quantitative concepts and relationships or for proficiency in basic computations. Students will also identify real-life applications of the mathematical principles they are learning and apply these to science and other disciplines they are studying.

    Mathematics has its own language, and the acquisition of specialized vocabulary and language patterns is crucial to a student’s understanding and appreciation of the subject. Students should be encouraged to use correctly the concepts, skills, symbols, and vocabulary identified in the following set of standards.

    Problem solving has been integrated throughout the five content strands. The development of problem solving skills should be a major goal of the mathematics program at every grade level. Instruction in the process of problem solving will need to be integrated early and continuously into each student’s mathematics education. Students must develop a wide range of skills and strategies for solving a variety of problem types.


    Mathematics 7 Standards of Learning (Adopted 2016) are outlined below. 

    Number and Number Sense


    7.1 The student will

    1. a) investigate and describe the concept of negative exponents for powers of ten;
    2. b) compare and order numbers greater than zero written in scientific notation;
    3. c) compare and order rational numbers;
    4. d) determine square roots of perfect squares; and
    5. e) identify and describe the absolute value of rational numbers.


    Computation and Estimation


    7.2 The student will solve practical problems involving operations with rational numbers.


    7.3 The student will solve single-step and multistep practical problems, using proportional reasoning.


    Measurement and Geometry


    7.4 The student will

    1. a) describe and determine the volume and surface area of rectangular prisms and cylinders; and
    2. b) solve problems, including practical problems, involving the volume and surface area of rectangular prisms and cylinders.


    7.5 The student will solve problems, including practical problems, involving the relationship between corresponding sides and corresponding angles of similar quadrilaterals and triangles.


    7.6 The student will

    1. a) compare and contrast quadrilaterals based on their properties; and
    2. b) determine unknown side lengths or angle measures of quadrilaterals.


    7.7 The student will apply translations and reflections of right triangles or rectangles in the coordinate plane.


    Probability and Statistics


    7.8 The student will

    1. a) determine the theoretical and experimental probabilities of an event; and
    2. b) investigate and describe the difference between the experimental probability and theoretical probability of an event.


    7.9 The student, given data in a practical situation, will

    1. a) represent data in a histogram;
    2. b) make observations and inferences about data represented in a histogram; and
    3. c) compare histograms with the same data represented in stem-and-leaf plots, line plots, and circle graphs.


    Patterns, Functions, and Algebra


    7.10 The student will

    1. a) determine the slope, m, as the rate of change in a proportional relationship between two quantities and write an equation in the form y = mx to represent the relationship;
    2. b) graph a line representing a proportional relationship between two quantities given the slope and an ordered pair, or given the equation in y = mx form where m represents the slope as a rate of change;
    3. c) determine the y-intercept, b, in an additive relationship between two quantities and write an equation in the form y = x + b to represent the relationship;
    4. d) graph a line representing an additive relationship between two quantities given the y-intercept and an ordered pair, or given the equation in the form y = x + b, where b represents the y-intercept; and
    5. e) make connections between and among representations of a proportional or additive relationship between two quantities using verbal descriptions, tables, equations, and graphs.


    7.11 The student will evaluate algebraic expressions for given replacement values of the variables.


    7.12 The student will solve two-step linear equations in one variable, including practical problems that require the solution of a two-step linear equation in one variable.


    7.13 The student will solve one- and two-step linear inequalities in one variable, including practical problems, involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, and graph the solution on a number line.

Last Modified on September 4, 2019