# Academic standards list

### Mathematics - Grade 7 — Mathematics

### Introduction

Academic standards define the expectations for knowledge and skills that students are to learn in a subject by a certain age or at the end of a school grade level. This page contains a list of standards for a specific content area, grade level, and/or course. The list of standards may be structured using categories and sub-categories.

### Mathematical Processes

Conceptual StrandThe Mathematical Process Standards are embedded in the content standards to reap the learning benefits gained from attention to them. These standards exemplify best teaching practices in mathematical instruction and mirror the NCTM Process Standards as well as the Common Core Mathematical Practices.Guiding QuestionWhat is the role of the mathematical processes standards in formative instruction?

Grade Level Expectation

Use mathematical language, symbols, and definitions while developing mathematical reasoning.

Apply and adapt a variety of appropriate strategies to problem solving, including estimation, and reasonableness of the solution.

Develop independent reasoning to communicate mathematical ideas and derive algorithms and/or formulas.

Move flexibly between concrete and abstract representations of mathematical ideas in order to solve problems, model mathematical ideas, and communicate solution…

Use mathematical ideas and processes in different settings to formulate patterns, analyze graphs, set up and solve problems and interpret solutions.

Read and interpret the language of mathematics and use written/oral communication to express mathematical ideas precisely.

Recognize the historical development of mathematics, mathematics in context, and the connections between mathematics and the real world.

Use technologies/manipulatives appropriately to develop understanding of mathematical algorithms, to facilitate problem solving, and to create accurate and…

State Performance Indicator

Recognize whether information given in a table, graph, or formula suggests a directly proportional, linear, inversely proportional, or other nonlinear relationship.

### Number and Operations

Conceptual StrandThe Number and Operations Standard describes deep and fundamental understanding of, and proficiency with, counting, numbers, and arithmetic, as well as an understanding of number systems and their structures.Guiding QuestionHow do students develop number sense that allows them to naturally decompose numbers, use particular numbers as referents, solve problems using the relationships among operations and knowledge about the base-ten system, estimate a reasonable result for a problem, and have a disposition to make sense of numbers, problems, and results?

Grade Level Expectation

Extend understandings of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to integers.

Understand and work with the properties of and operations on the system of rational numbers.

Use ratios, rates and percents to solve single- and multi-step problems in various contexts.

State Performance Indicator

Express the ratio between two quantities as a percent, and a percent as a ratio or fraction.

### Algebra

Conceptual StrandThe Algebra Standard emphasizes relationships among quantities, including functions, patterns, ways of representing mathematical relationships, and the analysis of change.Guiding QuestionHow does algebra encompass the relationships among quantities, the use of symbols, the modeling of phenomena, and the mathematical study of change?

Grade Level Expectation

Understand the concept of function as a rule that assigns to a given input one and only one number (the output).

Use function notation where f(x) represents the output that the function f assigns to the input x.

Conceptualize the meanings of slope using various interpretations, representations, and contexts.

Use mathematical models involving linear equations to analyze real-world phenomena.

Use a variety of strategies to efficiently solve linear equations and inequalities.

State Performance Indicator

Evaluate algebraic expressions involving rational values for coefficients and/or variables.

Given a table of inputs x and outputs f(x), identify the function rule and continue the pattern.

Interpret the slope of a line as a unit rate given the graph of a proportional relationship.

Translate between verbal and symbolic representations of real-world phenomena involving linear equations.

Solve linear inequalities in one variable with rational coefficients symbolically or graphically.

### Geometry and Measurement

Conceptual StrandGeometry studies geometric shapes and structures and their characteristics and relationships. Understanding what a measurable attribute is and becoming familiar with the units and processes that are used in measuring attributes
are the major emphasis of this standard.Guiding QuestionHow can students make and explore conjectures about geometry and reason carefully about geometric ideas while expanding their understanding of precision in measurement?

Grade Level Expectation

Apply proportionality to converting among different units of measurements to solve problems involving rates such as motion at a constant speed.

Understand and use scale factor to describe the relationships between length, area, and volume.

State Performance Indicator

### Data, Probability and Statistics

Conceptual StrandThe Data Analysis and Probability Standard recommends that students formulate questions that can be answered using data and addresses what is involved in gathering and using the data wisely. The basic concepts and applications of probability are also addressed, with an emphasis on the way that probability and statistics are related.Guiding QuestionHow do students experiences with the collection and analysis of data enable them to reason statistically and understand the various purposes of surveys, observational studies, and experiments?

Grade Level Expectation

Formulate questions and design studies to collect data about a characteristic shared by two populations, or different characteristics within one population.

State Performance Indicator

Select suitable graph types (such as bar graphs, histograms, line graphs, circle graphs, box-and-whisker plots, and stem-and-leaf plots) and use them to create…

Calculate and interpret the mean, median, upper-quartile, lower-quartile, and interquartile range of a set of data.

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