7th Grade Math: It’s Not as Scary as You Think!
A lot of students get nervous when they hear they have to take 7th grade math. They think it’s going to be too hard and they’ll never be able to understand it. But that’s not true! 7th grade math is actually really interesting, and once you get the hang of it, it’s not that difficult. In this blog post, we’ll give you a brief overview of what you can expect to learn in 7th grade math. Hopefully by the end of this post, you’ll be a little less nervous about starting 7th grade math!
What You’ll Learn in 7th Grade Math
In 7th grade math, you’ll learn a variety of topics including:
-Integers and rational numbers
-Expressions and equations
-Statistics and probability
Integers and Rational Numbers
An integer is any whole number, positive or negative. So, for example, -5, 0, 3, and 10 are all integers. On the other hand, a rational number is any number that can be expressed as a fraction. So, for example, 1/2, 3/4, and 4/5 are all rational numbers. In 7th grade math, you’ll learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers and rational numbers.
Expressions and Equations
An expression is a mathematical phrase that can contain numbers, variables (like x or y), and operators (like + or -). For example, 3x – 5 is an expression. An equation is an expression that contains an equals sign (=). So, using our previous example, 3x – 5 = 0 is an equation. In 7th grade math, you’ll learn how to solve equations. This involves figuring out what the value of the variable (in this case x) should be so that the equation is true.
In 7th grade geometry
Geometry is all about shapes! In 7th grade geometry, you’ll learn about points, lines, angles, polygons, perimeters and areas of polygons, volumes of rectangular prisms, surface areas of rectangular prisms,, circles,, and more. You’ll also learn how to use a ruler and compass to draw geometric shapes accurately.
Statistics and Probability
In statistics and probability, you’ll learn how to collect data using surveys and experiments. You’ll also learn how to organize data using tally charts,, frequency tables,, line plots,, bar graphs,, double bar graphs,, histograms,, stem-and-leaf plots,, circle graphs,, box-and-whisker plots,, scatterplots,, and line graphs,. Once you’ve collected and organized your data,, you’ll learn how to interpret it by finding mean (average), median (middle value), mode (most common value), range (difference between highest and lowest values), quartiles (divides data into fourths), outlier (value that is much higher or lower than most values), correlation (relationship between two sets of data), independent variable (variable that causes changes in another variable), dependent variable (variable that changes because of another variable), experimental group (group in an experiment that experiences the change), control group (group in an experiment that does not experience the change) ,and bias (prejudice towards or against something). Phew! That was a lot! But don’t worry—you won’t have to learn everything at once. You’ll learn it gradually throughout the course of the school year.
As you can see from this brief overview,, there’s a lot that you’ll be learning in 7th grade math! But don’t let that intimidate you—just take it one step at a time,. pretty soon you’ll be solving equations like a pro!