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Unit Rates
CC SMC 7.RP.1

Solving Problems
Using Structure
CC SMP 1, 7

## NUMBER SYSTEMS

### 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

## 5 thoughts on “Grade 7 Curriculum Map”

1. Andrew says:

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.

1. Chris Shore says:

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.

1. Chris says:

I don’t know if using your student as a representative of the entire LGBTQ community is either fair to him or an indicator of anyone else’s feelings…

2. Chris Shore says:

Agreed. Until those tweaks are done, the lesson has been taken down. Thank you for the dialogue on this.

2. Chris Shore says:

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