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CC2 Chpt 4

Chapter 4 - Proportions and Expressions

Date

Standard

Learning

Goal

Core Problems

Honors Challenge

Homework

Duration

(Days)

11/13

7.G.1

Students will explore properties of similar figures

Look Alike Rectangles

 

Ratio
Sudoku

1

11/14

7.G.1

4.1.1 Students will identify corresponding sides of similar figures and compare their ratios.

4.1 – 4.4

4.5

4.6 – 4.10

1

11/15

7.G.1

4.1.2 Students will solve problems involving scale drawings of geometric figures.

4.11 – 4.14

4.15

4.16 – 4.20

1

11/16

7.RP.2a

4.2.1 Students will learn the difference between proportional relationships and other linear relationships.

4.21 – 4.26

4.27 – 4.28

4.29 – 4.33

1

11/27

7.RP.2a

7.RP.2d

4.2.2 Students will create tables, graph proportional relationships and identify proportional relationships in them.

4.34 – 4.38

4.39 – 4.40

4.41 – 4.45

1

11/28

7.RP.1

7.RP.2
a - d

4.2.3 Students will calculate unit rates and use them to solve word problems involving proportional relationships.

4.46 – 4.48

4.49

4.50 – 4.54

1

11/29 & 11/30

7.RP.2
a-d

4.2.4 Students will discover the connections between all of the representations of a proportional relationship: a graph, a table, a written situation and an equation.

4.45 – 4.58

MAP
Ratio/
Pro-portion

4.60 – 4.64
4.65 – 4.69

2

12/4 & 12/5

7.EE.1

4.3.1 Students will use variables to represent unknown lengths. They will find the area and perimeter of algebra tiles using variables and constants and will practice combining like terms.

4.70 – 4.74

MAP
Ratio/
Pro-portion

4.75 – 4.79
4.80 – 4.84

2

12/6 & 12/7

7.EE.1

4.3.2 Students will develop understanding of combining like terms and the distributive property using a concrete context.

4.85 – 4.87
4.89 – 4.91

4.88  4.92

4.93 – 4.97
4.98 – 4.102

2

12/11 & 12/12

7.EE.1

4.3.3 Students will simplify algebraic expressions by combining like terms and using the distributive property.

4.103 – 4.105
4.106 – 4.107

Finding Prices
4.110 - 4.111

4.112 – 4.115
4.116 – 4.121

2

12/13

 

Chapter 4 Closure

 

 

 

1

12/15

 

Chapter 4 Team Test

 

 

 

1

12/20

 

Chapter 4 Individual Test

 

 

 

1

 

Total Days

 

16

               

 

CC3 Chpt 4

Chapter 4 Multiple Representations

Date

Learning

Goal

Core Problems

Honors Challenge

Homework

Duration

(Days)

11/1 & 11/2

4.1.1  Students will find connections between representations

4.1

Border Problem Part A

4.2 – 6
4.7 – 11

2

11/6

4.1.2  Students will see growth in different representations

4.12 to 4.15

Border Problem Part B

4.17 – 21

1

11/8

4.1.3  Students will connect linear rules and graphs

4.22 to 4.23

Baby Madelyn

4.25 – 29

1

11/13

4.1.4  Students will connect prior learning with
y = mx + b

4.30 to 4.34

4.35 & 4.36

4.37 – 41

1

11/14 &11/15

4.1.5  Students will apply their understanding of growth and multiple representations

4.42

More Baby Data

4.44 – 48
4.49 – 53

2

11/16

4.1.6  Students will graph and equations without an xy table

4.54 to 4.56

Knots

4.59 – 63

1

11/17

4.1.7  Students will practice moving from one representation to another

4.64 to 4.65

4.66

4.67 – 71

1

11/27

Chapter 4 Closure

 

 

4.72 - 81

1

11/28

Chapter 4 Team Test

 

 

 

1

12/1

Chapter 4 Individual Test

 

 

 

1

Total Days

 

12

             

 

CC3 Chpt 1

Dates are subject to change.
 

Chapter 1 Problem Solving

Date

Standard

Learning Goal

Core Problems

Honors Challenge

Homework

Duration

(Days)

8/18

 

 

Broken Squares

 

 

 

1.4 – 1.7

1

8/22

8.F.4

1.1.2 – Students will learn how to extend a tile pattern and generalize the geometric description of the pattern

1.9 & 1.11

1.10

1.12 - 16

1

8/23

8.F.1

8.F.2

1.1.3 – Students will actively experience the xy coordinate system and informally be introduced to a linear function

1.17 to 1.18

Toothpick Pattern Challenge

1.19 - 23

1-2

8/24 & 8/28

8.SP.1

1.1.4 – Students will use a scatterplot to organize data and make predictions

1.24 to 1.28

H.C. 1.33 (e-h);
1.34 (g-l)

1.30 - 1.32, 1.33 (a-d), 1.34 (a-f), 1.35 – 1.40

2

8/29 & 8/30

8.EE.5

1.2.1 – Students will review proportional relationships with graphs and tables, comparing unit rates

1.41 to 1.45

1.46

1.47 -  51

2

8/31

7.RP.3

1.2.2 – Students will review different strategies for solving proportions written as equivalent ratios

1.52 to 1.55

1.56

1.57 – 61

1

9/1

 

Chapter 1 Closure

 

 

1.62 - 69

1

9/5

 

Chapter 1 Team Test

 

 

 

1

9/8

 

CC3 Pre-Assessment

 

 

 

1

 

Total Days

 

12

 

CC2 Chpt 1

 Dates are subject to change.
 

Chapter 1 – Introduction and Probability

Date

Standard

Learning Goal

Core Problems

Honors Challenge

Homework

Duration

(Days)

8/17

7.NS.2c
7.NS.2d
7.EE.3

Students will use Venn Diagrams to compare traits with their classmates and work on fraction, decimal and percent conversions.

Getting to Know you Activity

 

1.1  Finish Math Stars

2

8/18


Students will introduce their strengths and growth areas to the teacher

1.3 Mathography

 

 

1

8/21

 

Placement Test

Test

 

1.4 – 1.6

1

8/22

7.SP.5

1.1.2 Students will play a game of chance and determine if it is fair.

1.7 – 1.9

1.10

1.11 – 1.15

1

8/23

7.EE.1

1.1.3 Students will develop and informal understanding that a variable can have a single number solution, many solutions or no solution in a given context or situation.

1.16

1.17

1.18 – 1.22

1

8/24

7.RP.1

1.1.4 Students will make a prediction by using proportional reasoning in more than one way

1.23 – 1.30

1.32 – 1.33

1.35 – 1.39

1

8/28

7.NS.2d

1.1.5 Students will investigate number patterns created with decimals and fractions.

1.41 – 1.44a

Choco-late

1.45 – 1.49

1

8/29

 

7.SP.5
7.SP.6

1.2.1 Students will develop and understanding that probability is a fraction of the outcomes in sample space and that the probability of an event is always between 0 and 1. 

1.50-1.55

Choco-late

1.57 – 1.62

1

8/30

7.SP.6
7.SP.7b

1.2.2 Students will develop a probability model by observing frequencies in experimental data.

1.63 – 1.67

Choco-late

1.70 – 1.74

1

8/31

7.SP.7a

1.2.3 Students will describe what happens to the probability of an event when the sample space is changed by multiplication.

1.75 – 1.78

Choco-late

1.80 – 1.84

1

9/5

7.SP.8a

1.2.5 Students will develop strategies for representing portions in different ways and use those strategies to compare portions and probabilities.

1.95 – 1.98

Unit Fraction

1.103 – 1.107

1

9/6

7.SP.8a

1.2.7 Students will calculate probabilities of compound events where either one of the outcomes or the other is desired.

1.119 – 1.122

Unit Fraction

1.124 – 1.129

1

9/7

7.SP.8a

1.2.8  Students will continue their work with “either - or” compound events

1.130 – 1.133

Harmonic Triangle

1.137 – 1.141

1

9/8

 

Chapter 1 Closure

 

 

1.142 – 1.149

1

9/11

 

Chapter 1 Team Test

 

 

 

1

9/15

 

Chapter 1 Individual Test

 

 

 

1

 

Total Days

 

17

 

Parent Orientation

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