Here is an overview of the different units for the year, with a basic description of what we'll be doing.

Click on the unit title to see more detailed information, including handouts, assignments and projects.




1. Whole Numbers
  • Number Sense and Numeration Strand
    • comparing, ordering and representing different kinds of whole numbers
    • exponents
    • prime factors, greatest common factor (GCF) and lowest common factors (LCF)
    • standard, expanded, and base 10 forms

2. Collecting and Graphing Data
  • Data Management Strand
    • frequency tables, intervals, histograms, and scatter plots
    • creating and doing surveys
    • making arguments and conclusions based on data

3. Lines and Triangles
  • Geometry Strand
    • intersecting, parallel lines and transversals
    • classifying triangles
    • pythagorean theorem

4. Circle Magic
  • Measurement Strand
    • diameter, radius and circumference
    • regular old area and surface area

5. Algebra Part 1
  • Patterning and Algebra Strand
    • expanding brackets
    • how to graph linear growing patterns and make them into algebraic expressions
    • basic equations

6. Integers
  • Number Sense and Numeration Strand
    • review of adding and subtracting integers
    • multiplying and dividing integers

7. Algebra Part 2
  • Patterning and Algebra Strand
    • collecting like terms
    • using a balance model to solve equations

8. Transformations
  • Geometry Strand
    • Cartesian co-ordinate system
    • translations, rotations and reflections

9. Fractions and Decimals
  • Number Sense and Numeration Strand
    • converting between fractions and decimals
    • ordering fractions and decimals
    • review of addition and subtraction of fractions
    • multiplication and division of fractions

10. Funky Solids
  • Geometry and Measurement Strands
    • sketch and construct platonic solids (cube, tetrahedron, triangular prism, cylinder)
    • volume and surface area of right prisms and cylinders

11. Probability
  • Data Management Strand
    • calculating theoretical and experimental probability
    • experiments to see the difference between the two and how they get closer the more times you repeat the experiment

12. Rate and Ratio
  • Number Sense and Numeration Strand
    • proportional reasoning
    • ratio and unit rate
    • discount, sales tax, interest



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