Planning GuideGrade 7
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Strand: Shape and Space (Measurement)
Outcome: 2

Curriculum Focus

This sample targets the following changes in the curriculum:

  • The General Outcome focuses on using direct or indirect measurement to solve problems, whereas the previous mathematics curriculum focused on generalizing measurement patterns and procedures and solving problems involving area.
  • The Specific Outcomes for finding the areas of triangles, parallelograms and circles were included in Grade 8 in the previous mathematics curriculum and were not included at all in Grade 7.

Area addresses the following outcomes from the Program of Studies:

Strand: Shape and Space (Measurement)
Specific Outcomes:
2. Develop and apply a formula for determining the area of:
  • triangles
  • parallelograms
  • circles.

What is a Planning Guide?

Planning Guides are a tool for teachers to use in designing instruction and assessment that focuses on developing and deepening students' understanding of mathematical concepts. This tool is based on the process outlined in Understanding by Design, by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe.

The following steps will help you through the Planning Guide:

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