About the course
Mathematics is integral to every aspect of daily life – social, economic, cultural, and environmental. It is part of the story of human history. People around the world have used and continue to use mathematical knowledge, skills, and attitudes to make sense of the world around them and develop new mathematical thinking and appreciation for mathematics. The relationships between cultures and mathematics are conceptualized and practiced in many different ways across many different contexts. From counting systems, measurement, and calculation to arithmetic, geometry, and spatial sense, mathematics has been evident in the daily lives of people across history.
The Mathematics program is designed to ensure that students build a solid foundation in mathematics and develop a positive mathematical identity by connecting and applying mathematical concepts in a variety of ways. At My Learning Oasis, to support this process, teachers capitalize on students’ prior knowledge, skills, and experiences; integrate concepts from across the strands; and often apply the mathematics that students are learning to types of situations that might occur outside the classroom. Mathematics skills are necessary when we buy goods and services online, complete our taxes, create art, and play sports.
The math courses have been striving to equip all students with the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind that are essential to understanding and enjoying the importance and beauty of mathematics. Student learning in the math curriculum is described in five areas with social emotional learning skills and mathematical processes being taught and assessed through all areas. In Grade 7 students’ will cover Grade 8 Ontario Math curriculum to develop understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts by exploring strands related to number, algebra, data, spatial sense, social emotional learning skills in mathematics, and financial literacy. Students will participate in STEAM based activities that will encourage them to build their social-emotional learning skills specifically focusing on critical thinking skills, including creative and flexible ways of solving various problems.
Grade 7 - Mathematics
CAD $ 1000.00
My Learning Oasis
Curriculum Policy Document
The Ontario Curriculum: Grade 8 Mathematics
Strand: Social Emotional Learning
Learning Outcomes: Students will continue to build healthy relationship skills. They will use data in an infographic to communicate and tell a story and build awareness about others. This will help them understand things they have in common with their peers and what makes different groups unique.
Learning Outcomes: Students use scientific notation such as 5.46 × 106 to understand, represent and compare very large and small numbers more easily, which is often required in Science. Students use fractions, decimals and percents interchangeably, and should be able to recall square numbers to 144 and their square roots. Students solve problems that involve proportions (for example, determining the percentage increase or decrease in the attendance of a show) and whole numbers, fractions, decimals, integers and exponents.
Learning Outcomes: Students continue to develop their understanding of patterns, including those that involve integers. They use algebraic notation, such as, s = d/t, to represent the relationship between speed, distance and time. They solve algebraic equations involving multiple terms, integers and decimal numbers. Students will write code to create a line or curve that falls between the greatest number of data points. They also use modelling for real-life situations, such as making predictions about future fundraisers based on the funds raised from past fundraisers.
Learning Outcomes: Students learn how to use circle graphs to represent data. They begin to develop a critical eye for analyzing data by examining graphs that may be misleading. Students will also determine the differences between the probability of independent events versus dependent events. For example, how does the probability differ if two marbles are drawn from a bag with or without replacement.
Strand: Spatial Sense
Learning Outcomes: Students will continue to develop spatial sense as they study the circle. Students learn to measure various aspects of circles, such as circumference, diameter radius and area. They use these and other measurements to find the surface area and volume of cylinders and other three-dimensional objects. Students also learn how to dilate - enlarge and shrink - a shape.
Strand: Financial Literacy
Learning Outcomes: Students begin to learn that international currencies have different values compared to Canadian dollars and understand how exchange rates work. They develop an awareness of how to plan for and reach financial goals. Students build their knowledge of how interest rates can affect savings and investments. They also learn about the cost of borrowing and compare interest rates and fees for different types of accounts and loans to become more informed consumers.
This course is entirely online and does not require nor rely on any textbook. Students will require the following resources:
- A scanner, smartphone camera, or similar device to digitize handwritten or hand-drawn work.
- A smartphone camera or similar device to take pictures of student work.
- A device to record audio.
- A printer.
- A physical binder, folder, or notebook for offline activities.
- Ruler with centimetres.
-Various household items to complete offline activities.
Overall Curriculum Expectation
A. Social Emotional Learning Skills in Mathematics
A1. apply, to the best of their ability, a variety of social-emotional learning skills to support their use of the mathematical processes and their learning in connection with the expectations in the other five strands of the mathematics curriculum.
B1. demonstrate an understanding of numbers and make connections to the way numbers are used in everyday life.
B2. use knowledge of numbers and operations to solve mathematical problems encountered in everyday life.
C1. identify, describe, extend, create, and make predictions about a variety of patterns, including those found in real-life contexts.
C2. demonstrate an understanding of variables, expressions, equalities, and inequalities, and apply this understanding in various contexts.
C3. solve problems and create computational representations of mathematical situations using coding concepts and skills.
C4. apply the process of mathematical modelling to represent, analyse, make predictions, and provide insight into real-life situations.
D1. manage, analyse, and use data to make convincing arguments and informed decisions, in various contexts drawn from real life.
D2. describe the likelihood that events will happen, and use that information to make predictions.
E. Spatial Sense
E1. describe and represent shape, location, and movement by applying geometric properties and spatial relationships in order to navigate the world around them.
E2. compare, estimate, and determine measurements in various contexts.
F. Financial Literacy
F1. demonstrate an understanding of the value of Canadian currency.
Assessment is the process of gathering information from a variety of sources, such as assignments, day-to-day observations, conversations or conferences, demonstrations, projects, and performances. Teachers follow guidelines from Growing Success to analyze how well a student is achieving the curriculum expectations in a subject. As part of assessment, teachers provide students with descriptive feedback that guides their efforts towards improvement. The final grade reflects the student’s most consistent level of achievement throughout the course, although special consideration is given to more recent evidence of achievement. There may be a final assessment, such as an exam, in this course.