7.RP.A.2 Identify and represent proportional relationships between quantities.
7.RP.A.2.a Determine whether two quantities are in a proportional relationship, e.g., by testing for equivalent ratios in a table or graphing on a coordinate plane and observing whether the graph is a straight line through the origin.
4 Use repeated reasoning to test for equivalent ratios, such as reasoning that walking 1/2 mile in 1/4 hour is equivalent to walking 1 mile in 1/2 hour and equivalent to walking 2 miles in 1 hour, the unit rate.
7.NS.A.1.b Demonstrate p + q as the number located a distance |q| from p, in the positive or negative direction depending on whether q is positive or negative. Show that a number and its opposite have a sum of 0 (are additive inverses). Interpret sums of rational numbers by describing real-world contexts.
7.NS.A.1.c Demonstrate subtraction of rational numbers as adding the additive inverse, p – q = p + (–q). Show that the distance between two rational numbers on the number line is the absolute value of their difference, and apply this principle in real-world contexts.
7.NS.A.2 Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division and of fractions to multiply and divide rational numbers.
7.NS.A.2.a Understand that multiplication is extended from fractions to rational numbers by requiring that operations continue to satisfy the properties of operations, particularly the distributive property, leading to products such as (-1)(-1) = 1 and the rules for multiplying signed numbers. Interpret products of rational numbers by describing real-world contexts.
7.NS.A.2.b Understand that integers can be divided, provided that the divisor is not zero, and every quotient of integers (with non-zero divisor) is a rational number. If p and q are integers, then –(p/q) = (–p)/q = p/(–q). Interpret quotients of rational numbers by describing real-world contexts.
7.NS.A.3 Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving the four operations with rational numbers. (Computations with rational numbers extend the rules for manipulating fractions to complex fractions.)
7.EE.B Expressions & Equations: Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.
7.EE.B.3 Solve multi-step real-life 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.
7.EE.B.4 Use variables to represent quantities in a real-world or mathematical problem, and construct simple equations and inequalities to solve problems by reasoning about the quantities.
7.EE.B.4.a Solve word problems leading to equations of the form px ± q = r and p(x ± q) = r, where p, q, and r are specific rational numbers. Solve equations of these forms fluently. Compare an algebraic solution to an arithmetic solution, identifying the sequence of the operations used in each approach.
7.EE.B.4.b Solve word problems leading to inequalities of the form px ± q > r, px ± q ≥ r, px ± q < r, or px ± q ≤ r, where p, q, and r are specific rational numbers. Graph the solution set of the inequality and interpret it in the context of the problem.
2 Use mental computation and estimation to check the reasonableness of their solutions. Make connections between the sequence of operations used in an algebraic approach and an arithmetic approach, understanding how simply reasoning about the numbers connects to writing and solving a corresponding algebraic equation.
7.SP.A Statistics & Probability: Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population.
7.SP.A.1 Understand that statistics can be used to gain information about a population by examining a sample of the population; explain that generalizations about a population from a sample are valid only if the sample is representative of that population. Explain that random sampling tends to produce representative samples and support valid inferences.
7.SP.A.2 Use data from a random sample to draw inferences about a population with an unknown characteristic of interest. Generate multiple samples (or simulated samples) of the same size to gauge the variation in estimates or predictions.
3 Use multiple samples to informally model the variability of sample statistics like the mean.
7.SP.B Statistics & Probability: Draw informal comparative inferences about two populations.
7.SP.B.3 Informally assess the degree of visual overlap of two numerical data distributions with similar variabilities, measuring the difference between the centers by expressing it as a multiple of a measure of variability.
7.SP.B.4 Use measures of center and measures of variability for numerical data from random samples to draw informal comparative inferences about two populations.
2 Base arguments about the difference between two distributions on the relative variability of the distributions, not just the difference between the two distribution means.
3 Model real-world populations with statistical distributions and compare the distributions using measures of center and variability.
7.SP.C Statistics & Probability: Investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models.
7.SP.C.5 Explain that the probability of a chance event is a number between 0 and 1 that expresses the likelihood of the event occurring. Larger numbers indicate greater likelihood. A probability near 0 indicates an unlikely event, a probability around 1/2 indicates an event that is neither unlikely nor likely, and a probability near 1 indicates a likely event.
7.SP.C.6 Approximate the probability of a chance event by collecting data on the chance process that produces it and observing its long-run relative frequency, and predict the approximate relative frequency given the probability.
7.SP.C.7 Develop a probability model and use it to find probabilities of events. Compare probabilities from a model to observed frequencies; if the agreement is not good, explain possible sources of the discrepancy.
7.SP.C.7.a Develop a uniform probability model by assigning equal probability to all outcomes, and use the model to determine probabilities of events.
7.SP.C.8.b Represent sample spaces for compound events using methods such as organized lists, tables, and tree diagrams. For an event described in everyday language (e.g., "rolling double sixes"), identify the outcomes in the sample space which compose the event.
7.SP.C.8.c Design and use a simulation to generate frequencies for compound events.
Academic Context and Connections
MP5 Use appropriate tools strategically.
1 Be innovative when designing simulations to generate frequencies of compound events by using random digits, dice, coins, or other chance objects to represent the probabilities of real-world events. (Entrepreneurial Skills: Creativity/Innovation)
2 Use probability models and simulations to predict outcomes of real-world chance events both theoretically and experimentally.
7.G.A.2 Draw (freehand, with ruler and protractor, and with technology) geometric shapes with given conditions. Focus on constructing triangles from three measures of angles or sides, noticing when the conditions determine a unique triangle, more than one triangle, or no triangle.
7.G.B.6 Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, volume, and surface area of two- and three-dimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms.