Okemos Public Schools
Middle Schools Mathematics

Chippewa and Kinawa Middle School

Primary Books - Exploring Mathematics 7, Scott Foresman
Connected Mathematics (CMP), Dale Seymour
Student Homework- Exploring Mathematics 7, Scott Foresman
Connected Mathematics (CMP), Dale Seymour
Parent Materials-Exploring Mathematics 7, Scott Foresman
Connected Mathematics (CMP), Dale Seymour

1. Factors and Multiples : 6-7 weeks
Prime Time -- CMP
Exploring Mathematics 7 - Chapter 5

Prime and composite numbers
Divisibility rules
Prime factorization
Common multiples
Least common multiples
Common factors
Greatest common factor
Square numbers
Introduce powers and square roots

2. Fractions, Decimals, Ratio, Proportion, Percent: 12-13 weeks

Bits and Pieces I - CMP
Exploring Mathematics 7 - Chapters 3, 6, 8
Bits and Pieces II -- CMP
Supplementary materials
Bits and Pieces II -- CMP
Exploring Mathematics 7 Chapters 3 & 6
Exploring Mathematics 7 Chapter 8
Exploring Mathematics 7 Chapter 9

Meaning (size, equivalence, representation)
Relationships between fractions, decimals, and percents
Meaning and application of addition and subtraction of fractions and decimals
Meaning and application of multiplication and division of fractions and decimals
Explanation of ratio and proportion
Scale drawing activities

3. Geometry : 10-11 weeks

Shapes and Designs -- CMP
Exploring Mathematics 7 -- Chapters 4 & 10
Covering and Surrounding --- CMP
Exploring and Mathematics 7 -- Chapters 4 & 10

Mastery of line, segment, ray and angle
Introduce planes
Parallel, perpendicular, intersecting lines
Triangles
Classification using attributes
Measuring angles
Investigation: Can any 3 lengths be used ?
Can any 3 angles be used?
Area of triangles
Mastery of attributes of squares, rectangles, parallelograms, irregular quadrilaterals
Mastery of area, perimeter of squares, rectangles, parallelograms
Use of proper unit/labeling of answers
Polygons
Attributes of regular and irregular
Polygons
Angles sum
Tessellations
Introduce symmetry and slide/rotation/reflection
Circles
Introduce area by counting or parts methods
Introduce pi

4. Statistics : 4-5 weeks

Bits and Pieces I & II --CMP
Exploring Mathematics 7 (Chapters 11 & 15)

Collecting data
Displaying data: circle graphs, line graphs, histograms, stem and leaf plot
Analyzing data
Interpreting data
Measures of central tendency : mean, median, mode
Range and outliners

5. Probability : 3-4 weeks

How Likely Is it? -- CMP
Exploring Mathematics 7 -- Chapter 12

Theoretical probability
Experimental probability
Random event
Probable vs. Possible
Equally likely

6. Optional : Throughout the year

Exploring Mathematics 7 (Chapter 2, 4, 10)

Algebraic topics
Operations with integers
Definition of variable
Concept of expression and equation
Order of operations
Solving one step equations
Translating word problems to one step equations
Geometric Constructions
Basic compass and straight edge
3-Dimensional figures
Faces and edges of prisms, pyramids, cones.