7th Grade Math—Semester B
Probably better than other math courses.
Expressions and equations have their place in math, and that place is not here. In this Common Core-aligned course, we'll step back from headache-inducing variables and lines to doodle shapes and add numbers. And no, we aren't kidding.
We'll start in the 2D plane and work our way through quadrilaterals, over triangles, and around circles. After that, we'll learn about nets, cross-sections, and the other mathematical wonders of the 3D world. Finally, we'll crunch some numbers with statistics and probability—but there's no reason to worry. Well, no statistically valid reason.
We've got activities, quizzes, problems, and more that cover:
- using facts about 2D geometry to calculate angle measures, perimeters, and areas.
- solving problems in 3D geometry involving cross-sections, surface area, and volume.
- gathering, analyzing, and representing statistical data appropriately.
- approximating and interpreting the chances of simple and compound events.
- developing and using probability models.
P.S. 7th Grade Math is a two-semester course. You're looking at Semester B, but you can check out Semester A here.
Course BreakdownPurchase units individually
Unit 7. 2D Geometry
In this unit, you'll learn how to see the world around you in a totally different way. (No, not upside down. Now get off of there.) Geometry will help you describe shapes, calculate side lengths, find congruent angles, and manipulate formulas for our own personal gain. And let's be real: who doesn't love using just about anything for their own personal gain?
Unit 8. 3D Geometry
We will enter a strange new land of three-dimensional shapes such as pyramids, prisms, and cubes. We will see them in their native habitat, learn about their tendencies, and even memorize their scientific names (did you know that a cube's scientific name is Sixus squarius?). By the end of this unit, we'll be pros when it comes to surface area, volume, nets, and cross sections.
Unit 9. Statistics
Statistics allow us to sample populations, gather data, calculate means, and create colorful graphs that report our findings. It's all about making a lot of information more easily understandable. That, and proving once and for all that Michael Keaton is the best Batman of all time.
Unit 10. Probability
This unit will focus primarily on being able to predict the future. (Think less divination and more blackjack.) We'll draw tables and diagrams to represent probabilities of different events, calculate the chance of winning a poker hand and the lottery, and dabble in the art of simulations, all to bring probability to life.
- Course Length: 18 weeks
- Grade Levels: 7
- Course Type: Basic
7th Grade Math—Semester A
Just what the heck is a Shmoop Online Course?
Common Core Standards
The following standards are covered in this course:CCSS.Math.Content.7.G.A.1