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Seventh-grade extended math completes the remaining seventh grade and all of the eight grade Standards of Learning set by the State of Virginia, and in some cases goes beyond state standards. Students in this course will take the Grade 8 Mathematics SOL exam in the spring.
The seventh-grade standards place emphasis on solving problems involving consumer applications, using proportional reasoning, and gaining proficiency in computations with integers. The students will gain an understanding of the properties of real numbers, solve one-step linear equations and inequalities, and use data analysis techniques to make inferences, conjectures, and predictions. Two- and three-dimensional representations, graphing transformations in the coordinate plane, and probability will be extended.
The eighth-grade standards contain both content that reviews or extends concepts and skills learned in previous grades and new content that prepares students for more abstract concepts in algebra and geometry. Students will gain proficiency in computation with rational numbers (positive and negative fractions, positive and negative decimals, whole numbers, and integers) and use proprotions to solve a variety of problems. New concepts include solving two-step equations and inequalities, graphing linear equations, visualizing three diminsional shapes represented in two-dimensional drawings, applying transformations to geometric shapes in the coordinate plane, and using matrices to organize and interpret data. Students will verify and apply the Pythagorean Theorem and represent relations and functions using tables, graphs, and rules.
For a summary of the Standards of Learnings taught in the seventh-grade extended math see the parent-brochure below.
PWCS Extended Grade 7 Curriculum Guide (Word) - This document contains the pacing guide and curriculum guide to be used beginning with school year 2012-2013 for Grade 7 Extended Mathematics. The pacing guide has been updated. Updated August 2012.
Extended Grade 7 Curriculum Map (Word) - This document is an abbreviated form of the curriculum guide. It only contains the objectives and essential knowledge and skills. It is in a table format with an extra column. It may be used to create blueprints for unit assessments, making notes for units and lesson plans etc.
Parent Brochure (Word)
Enhanced Scope and Sequence - The Virginia Department of Education sample lesson plans.
SOL Formula Sheet (Eight Grade) - Effective Spring 2012 (pdf)
SOL Test Blue Print (Eighth Grade) - Effective Spring 2012 (pdf)
SOL Electronic Practice Items and Tools Practice - contains a sample of practice items for each standards of learning test and a companion guide to assist in stepping through the sample problems and learning the online tools for the technically enhanced questions. There is also a separate application for just practicing with the online tools.