In Year 7 Mathematics, students solve problems involving the comparison, addition and subtraction of integers. They make the connections between whole numbers and index notation and the relationship between perfect squares and square roots. They solve problems involving percentages and all four operations with fractions and decimals. They compare the cost of items to make financial decisions. Students represent numbers using variables. They connect the laws and properties for numbers to algebra. They interpret simple linear representations and model authentic information. Students describe different views of three-dimensional objects. They represent transformations in the Cartesian plane. They solve simple numerical problems involving angles formed by a transversal crossing two lines. Students identify issues involving the collection of continuous data. They describe the relationship between the median and mean in data displays.
Students use fractions, decimals and percentages, and their equivalences. They express one quantity as a fraction or percentage of another. Students solve simple linear equations and evaluate algebraic expressions after numerical substitution. They assign ordered pairs to given points on the Cartesian plane. Students use formulas for the area and perimeter of rectangles and calculate volumes of rectangular prisms. Students classify triangles and quadrilaterals. They name the types of angles formed by a transversal crossing parallel line. Students determine the sample space for simple experiments with equally likely outcomes and assign probabilities to those outcomes. They calculate mean, mode, median and range for data sets. They construct stem-and-leaf plots and dot-plots.
The Year 7 Maths curriculum is taught using the BitMaths online program. The BitMaths program covers mathematical concepts, problem-solving skills and reasoning through scaffolded teaching sequences and differentiated activities to ensure all students have success.
The following topics provide the framework for learning in Year 7 Mathematics:
Evidence of student achievement will be gathered through tests, investigations and other assessment tasks.
In semester 1 students investigate, compare and graph measures of average (mean, median and mode) from numerical and categorical data collected from other students. They will calculate area and volume of a range of quadrilaterals and composite shapes and draw and design 3D prisms. Students will be tested on their knowledge and understanding of fractions, decimals, percentages, rates and ratio.
In semester 2 students investigate algebraic notation, patterns and rules and draw conclusions based on relationships between weight and volume. They will construct sample spaces from equally likely outcomes, calculate and determine the probability of events occurring from a given sample space and compare theoretical and experimental data sets. Students will be tested on their knowledge and understanding on orders of operation, variables and substitution in algebra, the Cartesian plane, transformations and angles.
Students are assessed against the IB MYP Science assessment criteria:
Criteria A: Knowing and understanding
Criteria B: Investigating patterns
Criteria C: Communicating
Criteria D: Applying mathematics in real-life contexts.
CARE • COMMITMENT • CO-OPERATION • RESPECT