Pacing Guide for 7th Grade Math

The seventh-grade math curriculum was designed to be implemented over the course of a single school year. It includes eight units of study over 143 instructional days (including days for lessons, flex days, and unit assessments). We intentionally did not account for all 180 instructional days in order for teachers to fit in additional review or extension, teacher-created assessments, and school-based events.

Each unit includes a specific number of lessons, a day for assessment, and a recommended number of flex days (see the table below). These flex days can be used at the teacher’s discretion, however, for units that include both major and supporting/additional work, it is strongly recommended that the flex days be spent on content that aligns with the major work of the grade.

Each lesson was designed to be implemented within, approximately, a 60-minute class period. A suggested break down of a typical class period is shown below; however, this time allotment will vary depending on the lesson and lesson structure chosen by the teacher.

Lessons Flex Days + Assessment Total

Unit 1: Proportional Relationships

Topic A: Representing Proportional Relationships in Tables, Equations, and Graphs

Topic B: Non-Proportional Relationships

Topic C: Connecting Everything Together

Topic D: Solving Ratio & Rate Problems with Fractions

18 4 22

Unit 2: Operations with Rational Numbers

Topic A: Adding and Subtracting Rational Numbers

Topic B: Multiplying and Dividing Rational Numbers

Topic C: Using all Four Operations with Rational Numbers

18 4 22

Unit 3: Numerical and Algebraic Expressions

Topic A: Evaluating Numerical and Algebraic Expressions

Topic B: Generating Equivalent Expressions

Topic C: Solving Multi-Step Problems using Expressions

11 4 15

Unit 4: Equations and Inequalities

Topic A: Solving and Modeling with Equations

Topic B: Solving and Modeling with Inequalities

12 4 16

Unit 5: Percent and Scaling

Topic A: Percent, Part, and Whole

Topic B: Percent Increase and Decrease

Topic C: Percent Applications

Topic D: Scale Drawings

19 4 23

Unit 6: Geometry

Topic A: Angle Relationships

Topic B: Circles

Topic C: Building Polygons and Triangles

Topic D: Solid Figures

21 2 23

Unit 7: Statistics

Topic A: Understanding Populations and Samples

Topic B: Using Sample Data to Draw Inferences About a Population

Topic C: Using Sample Data to Compare Two or More Populations

9 2 11

Unit 8: Probability

Topic A: Probability Models of Simple Events

Topic B: Probability Models of Compound Events

9 2 11