Essential Questions:
Big Ideas:
Unit 1 instructional time is focused on these power standards:
7.EE.A.1 Apply properties of operations as strategies to add, subtract, factor, and expand linear expressions with rational coefficients.
Unit 1 instruction is supported by these standards:
7.EE.B.3 Solve multistep reallife and mathematical problems posed with positive and negative rational numbers in any form (whole numbers, fractions, and decimals), using tools strategically. Apply properties of operations to calculate with numbers in any form; convert between forms as appropriate; and assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies. For example: If a woman making $25 an hour gets a 10% raise, she will make an additional 1/10 of her salary an hour, or $2.50, for a new salary of $27.50. If you want to place a towel bar 9 3/4 inches long in the center of a door that is 27 1/2 inches wide, you will need to place the bar about 9 inches from each edge; this estimate can be used as a check on the exact computation.
7.EE.B.4 Use variables to represent quantities in a realworld or mathematical problem.
Big Ideas:
Unit 1 instructional time is focused on these power standards:
7.EE.A.1 Apply properties of operations as strategies to add, subtract, factor, and expand linear expressions with rational coefficients.
Unit 1 instruction is supported by these standards:
7.EE.B.3 Solve multistep reallife and mathematical problems posed with positive and negative rational numbers in any form (whole numbers, fractions, and decimals), using tools strategically. Apply properties of operations to calculate with numbers in any form; convert between forms as appropriate; and assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies. For example: If a woman making $25 an hour gets a 10% raise, she will make an additional 1/10 of her salary an hour, or $2.50, for a new salary of $27.50. If you want to place a towel bar 9 3/4 inches long in the center of a door that is 27 1/2 inches wide, you will need to place the bar about 9 inches from each edge; this estimate can be used as a check on the exact computation.
7.EE.B.4 Use variables to represent quantities in a realworld or mathematical problem.
What to TeachTopic 1: Order of Operations

Lesson Ideas 
Student PRactice 
Topic 2: Like and Unlike Terms

Topic 3: Using Properties

Topic 4: Using Expressions

vocabularyassociative property
combining like terms communitive property differnce distrubutive property expression factor integer product quotient sum variable 
Unit ResourcesAssessmentPre Assessment
Real World Experience Post Assessment Formative Assessment Studnet Reflection and Goal Setting 
Learn the MathGeorgia 7th overview
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