# Curriculum Match – Grade 7_8 Math Makes Sense by malj

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Unit Comparison for Grade 7/8 Math Makes Sense

Grade 7 – Unit 1: Patterning            Grade 8 – Unit 1: Square Roots and the
Pythagorean Theorem
Lesson 1.1 Patterns in Division         Lesson 1.1 Square Numbers and Area Models
Lesson 1.2 More Patterns in Division    Lesson 1.2 Squares and Square Roots
Lesson 1.3 Algebraic Expressions        Lesson 1.3 Measuring Line Segments
Lesson 1.4 Relationships in Patterns    Lesson 1.4 Estimating Square Roots
Lesson 1.5 Patterns and Relationships   Lesson 1.5 The Pythagorean Theorem
in Tables
Lesson 1.6 Graphing Relations           Lesson 1.6 Exploring the Pythagorean Theorem
Lesson 1.7 Reading and Writing          Lesson 1.7 Applying the Pythagorean Theorem
Equations
Lesson 1.8 Solving Equations Using
Algebra Tiles

Grade 7 – Unit 2: Integers              Grade 8 - Unit 2: Integers
Lesson 2.1 Representing Integers        Lesson 2.1 Using Models to Multiply Integers
Lesson 2.2 Adding Integers with         Lesson 2.2 Developing Rules to Multiply
Tiles                                   Integers
Lesson 2.3 Adding Integers on a         Lesson 2.3 Using Models to Divide Integers
Number Line
Lesson 2.4 Subtracting Integers with    Lesson 2.4 Developing Rules to Divide Integers
Tiles
Lesson 2.5 Subtracting Integers on a    Lesson 2.5 Order of Operations with Integers
Number Line

Grade 7 – Unit 3: Fractions,            Grade 8 – Unit 3: Operations with Fractions
Decimals, and Percents
Lesson 3.1 Fractions to Decimals        Lesson 3.1 Using Models to Multiply Fractions
and Whole Numbers
Lesson 3.2 Comparing and Ordering       Lesson 3.2 Using Models to Multiply Fractions
Fractions and Decimals
Lesson 3.3 Adding and Subtracting       Lesson 3.3 Multiplying Fractions
Decimals
Lesson 3.4 Multiplying Decimals         Lesson 3.4 Multiplying Mixed Numbers
Lesson 3.5 Dividing Decimals            Lesson 3.5 Dividing Whole Numbers and
Fractions
Lesson 3.6 Order of Operations with     Lesson 3.6 Dividing Fractions
Decimals
Lesson 3.7 Relating Fractions,          Lesson 3.7 Dividing Mixed Numbers
Decimals and Percents
Lesson 3.8 Solving Percent Problems     Lesson 3.8 Solving Problems with Fractions
Lesson 3.9 Order of Operations with Fractions
Grade 7 – Unit 4: Circles and Area      Grade 8 – Unit 4: Measuring Prisms and
Cylinders
Lesson 4.1 Investigating Circles        Lesson 4.1 Exploring Nets

Lesson 4.2 Circumference of a Circle    Lesson 4.2 Creating Objects from Nets
Lesson 4.3 Area of a Parallelogram      Lesson 4.3 Surface Area of a Right Rectangular
Prism
Lesson 4.4 Area of a Triangle           Lesson 4.4 Surface Area of a Right Triangular
Prism
Lesson 4.5 Area of a Circle             Lesson 4.5 Volume of a Right Rectangular Prism
Lesson 4.6 Interpreting Circle Graphs   Lesson 4.6 Volume of a Right Triangular Prism
Lesson 4.7 Drawing Circle Graphs        Lesson 4.7 Surface Area of a Right Cylinder
Lesson 4.8 Volume of a Right Cylinder

Grade 7 – Unit 5: Operations with       Grade 8 – Unit 5: Percent, Ratio, and Rate
Fractions
Lesson 5.1 Using Models to Add          Lesson 5.1 Relating Fractions, Decimals, and
Fractions                               Percents
Lesson 5.2 Using Other Models to        Lesson 5.2 Calculating Percents
Lesson 5.3 Using Symbols to Add         Lesson 5.3 Solving Percent Problems
Fractions
Lesson 5.4 Using Models to Subtract     Lesson 5.4 Sales Tax and Discount
Fractions
Lesson 5.5 Using Symbols to             Lesson 5.5 Exploring Ratios
Subtract Fractions
Lesson 5.6 Adding with Mixed            Lesson 5.6 Equivalent Ratios
Numbers
Lesson 5.7 Subtracting with Mixed       Lesson 5.7 Comparing Ratios
Numbers
Lesson 5.8 Solving Ratio Problems
Lesson 5.9 Exploring Rates
Lesson 5.10 Comparing Rates

Grade 7 – Unit 6: Equations             Grade 8 – Unit 6: Linear Equations and
Graphing
Lesson 6.1 Solving Equations            Lesson 6.1 Solving Equations Using Models
Lesson 6.2 Using a Model to Solve       Lesson 6.2 Solving Equations Using Algebra
Equations
Lesson 6.3 Solving Equations            Lesson 6.3 Solving Equations Involving
involving Integers                      Fractions
Lesson 6.4 Solving Equations Using      Lesson 6.4 The Distributive Property
Algebra
Lesson 6.5 Using Different Methods       Lesson 6.5 Solving Equations Involving the
to Solve Equations                       Distributive Property
Lesson 6.6 Creating a Table of Values
Lesson 6.7 Graphing Linear Relations

Grade 7 – Unit 7: Data Analysis          Grade 8 – Unit 7: Data Analysis and
Probability
Lesson 7.1 Mean and Mode                 Lesson 7.1 Choosing an Appropriate Graph
Lesson 7.2 Median and Range              Lesson 7.2 Misrepresenting Data
Lesson 7.3 The Effects of Outliers on    Lesson 7.3 Probability of Independent Events
Averages
Lesson 7.4 Applications of Averages      Lesson 7.4 Solving Problems Involving
Independent Events
Lesson 7.5 Different Ways to Express
Probability
Lesson 7.6 Tree Diagrams

Grade 7 – Unit 8: Geometry               Grade 8 – Unit 8: Geometry
Lesson 8.1 Parallel Lines                Lesson 8.1 Sketching Views of Objects
Lesson 8.2 Perpendicular Lines           Lesson 8.2 Drawing Views of Rotated Objects
Lesson 8.3 Constructing                  Lesson 8.3 Building Objects from their Views
Perpendicular Bisectors
Lesson 8.4 Constructing Angle            Lesson 8.4 Identifying Transformations
Bisectors
Lesson 8.5 Graphing on a Coordinate      Lesson 8.5 Constructing Tessellations
Grid
Lesson 8.6 Graphing Translations and     Lesson 8.6 Identifying Transformations in
Reflections                              Tessellations
Lesson 8.7 Graphing Rotations
(Christie Drever/2008)

Other Notes and Suggestions:
1. Often the Grade 7 concepts can serve as a brief review for the Grade eight students
before focusing on Grade 8 content.

2. As a result of our new curriculum reducing content for us, we no longer have a
spiraling curriculum with overlap of content from grade to grade. This will require
teachers looking at their instructional practices for mathematics and considering different
approaches when they have a split grade. An option for teaching a split grade when the
content for each grade is different is to consider looking at scheduling. One grade works
independently in another subject area (social project, art) while the teacher works in
mathematics with the other grade. Or have one grade work on the “Practice” while the
teacher leads the “Explore” or “Investigate” and the “Connect” with the other grade.

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