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## RATIO & PROPORTION

**Don’t Break My Stride**

Unit Rates

CC SMC **7.RP.1**

Solving Problems

Using Structure

CC **SMP 1, 7**

**NUMBER SYSTEMS**

**Wallflowers**

Operations with Signed Numbers

CC SMC **7.NS.1 a-d, 2 a-d**

Reasoning Quantitatively

Recognizing Patterns

CC **SMP 2, 8**

**The Postman Always Rings Twice**

Mixed Operations with Signed Numbers

CC SMC **7.NS.3**

Solving Problems

Reasoning Quantitatively

CC **SMP 1, 2**

**EXPRESSIONS & EQUATIONS**

**Piggy Banks**

Writing Expressions and Applying Properties of Operations of Integers

CC SMC **7.EE.1-2 **

Modeling

Seeing Structure

CC **SMP 4, 7**

### Hippity Hoppity

Writing and Solving Equations (1-, 2-, and Multi-Step)

CC SMC **7.EE.4**

Solving

Modeling

Precision

CC **SMP 1, 4, 6**

## GEOMETRY

**Slice of Pi**

Circumference of Circles

CC SMC **7.G.4**

Tools

Precision

Patterns

CC **SMP 5, 6, 8**

**Swimming Pool**

Surface Area and Volume of Prisms

CC SMC **7.G.6**

Solving

Modeling

Attending to Precision

CC **SMP 1, 4, 6**

## STATISTICS

**Cool Shoes 1-Var**

Comparison of Population Displays

CC SMC **7.SP.3 & 4**

Reasoning Quantitatively

Making Conjectures

CC **SMP 2, 3**

Seems like the “Wallflowers” activity could benefit from a language tweak so that it’s not about pairing girls and boys — reinforcing centuries of heteronormativity and giving any students who aren’t interested in the opposite sex one more reason to feel ostracized.

Andrew, I addressed your concerns with a gay student of mine. He understands that the vast majority of the students at a school dance will be heterosexually paired, so this lesson would not be an issue for him.

You’ve given me something to think about. The lesson is twenty years old, so a “tweak.” may be good. Suggestions are welcome.