Seventh Grade Curriculum Overview

In Grade 7 Mathematics, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; (3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.


Ratios and Proportional Relationships
  • Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.The Number System
  • Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers.
Expressions and Equations
  • Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.
  • Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.
  • Draw, construct and describe geometrical figures and describe the relationships between them.
  • Solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume.
Statistics and Probability
  • Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population.
  • Draw informal comparative inferences about two populations.
  • Investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models.

Mathematical Practices
  1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  4. Model with mathematics.
  5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
  6. Attend to precision.
  7. Look for and make use of structure.
  8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Math 7 Units of Study
  1. Operating with Rational Numbers (Addition and Subtraction)
  2. Operating with Rational Numbers (Multiplication and Division)
  3. Algebraic Reasoning
  4. Two-and Three- Dimensional Geometry
  5. Proportional Reasoning
  6. Applications of Percents
  7. Inferences about Populations
  8. Probability

Math 7 Accelerated Units of Study

  1. Operating with Rational Numbers
  2. The Real Number System (8th grade unit)
  3. Algebraic Reasoning
  4. Two-and Three- Dimensional Geometry
  5. Pythagorean Theorem (8th grade unit)
  6. Proportional Reasoning
  7. Applications of Percents
  8. Inferences about Populations
  9. Probability
  10. Transformational Geometry (8th grade unit)

**The above units of study are subject to change based on the needs of the students.

**For more information, please visit the Connecticut State Department of Education’s resource page.