MYP Mathematics  Grade 7
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Summary:
Math 7 takes everything you did in 6th grade to a new level. Not only will you work to improve your arithmetic skills, you will also be able to further develop your analytic thinking skills, logical reasoning, and begin to master algebra skills. In Math 7, you get to extend addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division and do these operations with negative numbers and rational numbers. Furthermore, your understanding of ratios and expanding understanding of proportions will allow you to solve single and multistep algebraic and realworld math problems. You also will be able make advancement in your knowledge of area, surface area and volume by solving problems about two and threedimensional objects. Additionally, you can build on your previous work with statistics and learn about the importance of representative samples for drawing inferences and making predictions.
Realworld applications of math topics are integral part of your MYP math course so that you become aware of the importance of the subject and its connections in your everyday life. MYP mathematics accents the importance of proper communication; therefore you will be expected to explain and defend your thinking, reasoning, and interpretations verbally and in writing. Also, in accordance with MYP, you will constantly be looking for patterns to help verify mathematical rules and procedures.
On completion of Math 7 you should feel stronger in mathematics, better equipped and more comfortable to address problems in future math courses and in the real world.
Unitsand topics:
Unit 1  Numbers

Unit 4 Ratios and Rates of Change

Unit 2  Algebra

Unit 5  Statistics

Unit 3 Geometry


Aims: As stated in the MYP Mathematics guide, the aims of MYP mathematics are to encourage and enable students to:
 enjoy mathematics, develop curiosity and begin to appreciate its elegance and power
 develop an understanding of the principles and nature of mathematics
 communicate clearly and confidently in a variety of contexts
 develop logical, critical and creative thinking
 develop confidence, perseverance, and independence in mathematical thinking and problemsolving
 develop powers of generalization and abstraction
 apply and transfer skills to a wide range of reallife situations, other areas of knowledge and future developments

appreciate how developments in technology and mathematics have influenced each other
 appreciate the moral, social and ethical implications arising from the work of mathematicians and the applications of mathematics
 appreciate the international dimension in mathematics through an awareness of the universality of mathematics and its multicultural and historical perspectives
 appreciate the contribution of mathematics to other areas of knowledge
 develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to pursue further studies in mathematics
 develop the ability to reflect critically upon their own work and the work of others.
 Assessment criteria:
 Assessment for is criterionrelated, based on four equally weighted assessment criteria
 Students in Grades 7 and 8 work over a twoyear period to demonstrate their learning according to learning objectives described in the same rubric.

AssessmentCriteria

Atthe end of grade8, students should be able to:

A

Knowingand understanding

i. select appropriate mathematics when solving problems in both familiar and unfamiliar situations
ii. apply the selected mathematics successfully when solving problems
iii. solve problems correctly in a variety of contexts.

B

Investigating patterns

i.select and apply mathematical problemsolving techniques to discover complex patterns
ii. describe patterns as relationships and/or general rules consistent with findings iii. verify and justify relationships and/or general rules. 
C

Communicating

i. use appropriate mathematical language (notation, symbols and terminology) in both oral and written explanations
ii. use different forms of mathematical representation to present information iii. move between different forms of mathematical representation iv. communicate complete and coherent mathematical lines of reasoning v. organize information using a logical structure. 
D

Applyingmathematics in reallifecontexts

i. identify relevant elements of authentic reallife situations ii. select appropriate mathematical strategies when solving authentic reallife situations iii. apply the selected mathematical strategies successfully to reach a solution iv. explain the degree of accuracy of a solution v. explain whether a solution makes sense in the context of the authentic reallife situation. 
Requiredmaterials:
Please bring the following materialsto every class:
 Chargedlaptop
 Notebook
 Folderor Binder
 Pencilsand Pens
 Basicorscientific Calculator
 Agenda