Math 7 Specific Supplements
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Problems, activities and games to supplement teaching BC Math 7 topics.
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MathOnline.ca  Study Forge

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Complete Curriculum for Math 7 - 12 or use as a supplement to other math programs. It is especially great for filling in gaps  to make sure your students are covering the BC math learning outcomes.

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Consumer Spending 2016 | Yummy Math

Consumer Spending 2016 | Yummy Math | Math  7 Specific Supplements | Scoop.it
Consumer Spending 2016 - Just updated! We spend a lot of money as consumers in the U.S. In this activity we look at historical data to see if there are any patterns in ou
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Students will look for patterns and trends in data and this activity should lead to discussions on consumer spending
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expii

expii | Math  7 Specific Supplements | Scoop.it
Expii is building the Wikipedia for adaptive and interactive education. It empowers everybody to collaboratively create interactive expositions for secondary school subjects (currently math and science) on an open platform. Expii aims to crowdsource a one-stop destination filled with the world's most engaging, exciting and interactive expositions. On top of this base, they are building a network of value added services.
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go to the expii,com website and search for the "Averages" puzzle on mean, median, and mode.
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With Math I Can - Growth Mindset Tools

With Math I Can - Growth Mindset Tools | Math  7 Specific Supplements | Scoop.it
Take the With Math I Can growth mindset pledge and access worksheets, lesson plans and other growth mindset resources for use at home, in your classroom and in your district. From Amazon Education, TenMarks, Common Sense Education, ClassDojo, PERTS, Jo Boaler and more. Stop saying I’m not good at math.
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Clean Close Shave | Yummy Math

Clean Close Shave - Take a look at the infographic.  What do you see? What do you think?  What do you wonder? In this lesson students compare QB rating of quarterbacks with a...
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This task can be used to explore a number of math ideas such as sampling, causation versus correlation, misleading data, measures of central tendency, variability and data visualization. 

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Pixar: The math behind the movies - Tony DeRose - YouTube

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/pixar-the-math-behind-the-movies-tony-derose The folks at Pixar are widely known as some of the world's best stor...
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This is a great short video that demonstrates the use of grade 7 & 8 topics such as transformations, the coordinate plane, cubic structures, and other topics are used to create the animations at Pixar.

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Extreme Weather and Integers

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Use this incredible media topic to engage your students in integer subtraction, practice and confidence building

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You Spin Me Right Round: A Challenge for Geometry Teachers

You Spin Me Right Round: A Challenge for Geometry Teachers | Math  7 Specific Supplements | Scoop.it
We are now delving into some interesting coordinate geometry. We're also beginning to use patty paper. And today the other geometry teacher and I had an awesomely fun conversation that revoles arou...
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A great discovery activity for finding the center of rotation for a figure and its rotated image.

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Games with dice | Yummy Math

Games with dice | Yummy Math | Math  7 Specific Supplements | Scoop.it
Games with dice - Time to let students become naturally curious about probability.  In this activity students work in teams to record the frequency of rolled dice combinati...
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Observe the difference between experimental and theoretical outcomes and consider how sample size affects how close experimental and theoretical probabilities math up.
calculate probability using percents and fractions, draw frequency distributions  decide if payoffs in the game of CRAPS are fair , and consider how casinos make profits.  The lesson can then be extended by introducing and playing the game of SKUNK.

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Great Tasks: Infinity Pizza

Great Tasks: Infinity Pizza | Math  7 Specific Supplements | Scoop.it
Connie Schrock and I recently presented a webinar on Great Tasks: What is a “great task”? How is a great task used effectively in the classroom? Published by the National Council of Supervisors of ...
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If you get into triangles at all in your Geometric Constructions unit - this is a great task.

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Try your luck!

Try your luck! | Math  7 Specific Supplements | Scoop.it
Geometric Probability - Just more practice with calculating area, or something more? I'm planning on playing a game in class with my students today. I'll give them each a penny when they come into ...
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Work on probability, area,  and geometry in this game. Then create your own version.

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Typical Super Bowl scores, 2014 | Yummy Math

Typical Super Bowl scores, 2014 | Yummy Math | Math  7 Specific Supplements | Scoop.it
Typical Super Bowl scores, 2014 - The Super Bowl is coming up!  Are you planning to share a prediction for the score of the big game?  Don’t leave it all to chance, use math to help ...
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"In Brian’s activity, students study historical Super Bowl data to reflect on average (mean, median, and mode) losing scores, winning scores, and range of scores. They are asked to judge which of these central measurements seem the most meaningful and explain their reasoning."

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4th down | Yummy Math

4th down | Yummy Math | Math  7 Specific Supplements | Scoop.it
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Younger students … 4th through 7th grade can try our graph reading activity.  Older students … 7th grade, 8th grade, and high school can learn how this graph was created. Even if you teach older students, you might chose to do the elementary version.

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Which One Doesn't Belong?

Which One Doesn't Belong? | Math  7 Specific Supplements | Scoop.it
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One of the new curricular goals in Math is to "Communicate in a variety of ways to explain, clarify, and justify mathematical ideas." The best part of this site is that each problem has multiple correct responses that can be justified. Students have to think through the differences that they see and then make logical decisions and be able to explain it to others. These are the topics: Shapes, Numbers, Graphs and Equations.
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“The Cup Is the Y-Intercept”

“The Cup Is the Y-Intercept” | Math  7 Specific Supplements | Scoop.it
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Proportional thinking - hey, wait a minute.
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wild.maths.org

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A sister site created by Plus Magazine "for students aged 7 to 16 to explore Math and nurture mathematical creativity"
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Four Animated GIFs Of The Same Awesome Problem

Here is the original Malcolm Swan task, which I love: Draw a shape on squared paper and plot a point to show its perimeter and area. Which points on the grid represent squares, rectangles, etc? Dra…
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Here are four activities that combine area and perimeter, and graphing points and shapes on the coordinate plane.

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Deflategate | Yummy Math

Deflategate | Yummy Math | Math  7 Specific Supplements | Scoop.it
Deflategate - The deflated ball controversy makes an interesting segue into negative number line understanding.  A particular digital psi football gauge reads 0 when th...
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Students will use negative numbers, graphing, and proportional reasoning.

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Skateboard Flex

Skateboard Flex | Math  7 Specific Supplements | Scoop.it
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Concepts covered are ratio, decimal operations, mean, and also coordinates. Watch this 5 minute video first if it is still available. http://thefutureschannel.com/videogallery/designing-stronger-skateboards/

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Attacks and Counterattacks in Geometry

Attacks and Counterattacks in Geometry | Math  7 Specific Supplements | Scoop.it
It's been a long while since I've posted. It isn't because I have nothing to post about! I've just been sooooo busy. This is the first year I'm teaching Geometry, and I'm working with the other tea...
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Have students come up with definitions of circle, triangle, etc and then critique each others definitions.

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Does it pay to get educated? | Yummy Math

Does it pay to get educated? | Yummy Math | Math  7 Specific Supplements | Scoop.it
Does it pay to get educated? - Updated! Why should students do well in school, graduate high school, and go on to college?  In this activity median earnings by various education levels ...
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Work with medians to make comparisons.

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Yummy Math - NBA Finals

Yummy Math - NBA Finals | Math  7 Specific Supplements | Scoop.it
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In this activity students consider scatter plots, circle graphs, bar graphs, Venn Diagrams and the concept of mean.

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Pixar v. Dreamworks Use statistics to compare

Pixar v. Dreamworks Use statistics to compare | Math  7 Specific Supplements | Scoop.it

Conflict is created as students have to decide which animated movie company, Dreamworks or Pixar, has been more successful.  Depending on grade level students might compare the two companies using box plots or bar graphs (this is a golden opportunity to get into box plots). For example, middle and high school students can use the data to compare movie ratings, box office profits or box office gross earnings with box plots.  Elementary students can compare top movies from each company using bar graphs.  In the solution materials you can find several different box plots and bar graphs that students might create to compare Dreamworks and Pixar.  Students may also come up with other ideas for comparing the two companies.

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"Conflict is created as students have to decide which animated movie company, Dreamworks or Pixar, has been more successful.  Depending on grade level students might compare the two companies using box plots or bar graphs (this is a golden opportunity to get into box plots). For example, middle and high school students can use the data to compare movie ratings, box office profits or box office gross earnings with box plots.  Elementary students can compare top movies from each company using bar graphs.  In the solution materials you can find several different box plots and bar graphs that students might create to compare Dreamworks and Pixar.  Students may also come up with other ideas for comparing the two companies."

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Exit 10A: Pie-Eating Contest

Exit 10A: Pie-Eating Contest | Math  7 Specific Supplements | Scoop.it
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Great practice for drawing angles in a circle.

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Weather extremes | Yummy Math

Weather extremes | Yummy Math | Math  7 Specific Supplements | Scoop.it
Weather extremes - In the United States, the summer of 2012 was the warmest summer on record.  The winter of 2013-2014 is on the way to becoming the coldest winter in histor...
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Students compare record high and low temps (integers) and use absolute value in order to always find the positive difference.  Subtraction of negatives becomes obvious in this lesson.

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Moneymaking Holiday Movies

Moneymaking Holiday Movies | Math  7 Specific Supplements | Scoop.it
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Students analyze holiday movie data. They will round, estimate, compare, calculate percent increase, consider the most appropriate graphical representation and graph the data … along with sharing what they have seen and enjoyed.

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