The PowerTeaching curriculum for Grade 7 focuses on four main critical areas:
- use rate and ratio reasoning to solve proportional thinking problems,
- use all rational numbers (whole, fraction, decimal, percent, and integer) in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division computation problems,
- calculate geometric measures involving circles and cylinders, and
- gather, analyze, and present data based on a random sampling of a population and use the data to make predictions.
The Grade 7 PowerTeaching curriculum also includes instruction on secondary math concepts:
- use fractions and decimals to add complexity and realism to ratios and two-step equations, and
- investigate chance and probability.
PowerTeaching for Grade 7 continues to build student proficiency with the Standards for Mathematical Practice:
- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
- Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
- Model with mathematics.
- Use appropriate tools strategically.
- Attend to precision.
- Look for and make use of structure.
- Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.