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Mathematics

Grade 7
Mathematics

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What your child is learning

Grade 7 students

  • compare and order positive fractions, decimals and whole numbers
  • add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals and use percent to solve problems
  • understand the relationship between fractions and decimals, including repeating decimals
  • add and subtract fractions and integers
  • use tables, graphs, equations and words to describe number patterns
  • work with expressions and equations to solve problems
  • understand the relationship between radius, diameter and circumference in a circle
  • develop and apply formulas for the area of triangles, parallelograms and circles
  • perform geometric constructions for lines and angles
  • plot points in all four quadrants of a grid
  • perform reflections, rotations and slides of 2-D shapes in all four quadrants
  • express probabilities as ratios, fractions and percents

For more about Grade 7 Mathematics, refer to the program of studies.

How your child is assessed

Your child’s learning is assessed using a variety of tools and strategies within the classroom. Ask your child’s teacher what methods they are using. The different assessment methods tell you and your child’s teacher about your child’s strengths, the areas in which they might grow and how well your child is doing throughout the course. Your child’s teacher can then change or refine their teaching plans to ensure that learning activities better meet the needs of your child. At the end of the course, your child is assessed and their achievement is reported so that you know if they have achieved the expected learning outcomes for their grade.

Resources to help your child

A variety of digital and print resources from many different sources help students learn. Alberta Education reviews and authorizes many student and teacher resources that support learning and teaching in the classroom. Additionally, teachers may select, and bring into the classroom, numerous other innovative and creative resources to create rich learning experiences for your child. Visit LearnAlberta.ca to learn more about the resources your child may encounter.

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