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7th grade (U.S.)

7th grade takes much of what you learned in 6th grade to an entirely new level. In particular, you'll now learn to do everything with negative numbers (we're talking everything--adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, fractions, decimals... everything!). You'll also take your algebraic skills to new heights by tackling two-step equations. 7th grade is also when you start thinking about probability (which is super important for realizing that casinos and lotteries are really just ways of taking money away from people who don't know probability) and dig deeper into the world of data and statistics. Onward! (Content was selected for this grade level based on a typical curriculum in the United States.)
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Rates, proportional relationships, and ratios

Throughout your day you probably encounter situations where you need to compare two numbers using the same or different units of measurement. Perhaps you want to know how many math problems you can complete in an hour…or how many scoops of ice cream you get out of a gallon bucket. In this set of tutorials you will learn about rate, a special ratio in which two terms are expressed in different units of measurement, and about proportional relationships, how one variable changes in proportion to another. You will practice solving problems and then construct a few of your own.

Negative numbers: addition and subtraction

Learn how to add and subtract negative numbers, and see how absolute value can be used to find the distance between any two numbers on the number line.

Negative numbers: multiplication and division

Learn to multiply and divide negative numbers. Once you've got the basics down, we'll revisit several topics you studied in the past, such fractions, exponents, and order or operations, but this time with negatives!

Fractions, decimals, and percentages

In these tutorials, we'll explore the number system. We'll convert fractions to decimals, operate on numbers in different forms, meet complex fractions, and identify types of numbers. We'll also solve interesting word problems involving percentages (discounts, taxes, and tip calculations).

Variables and expressions

In this section, the rubber really hits the road (algebraically speaking, of course). For example, order of operations is the starting point for solving all equations. Learning to combine like terms is equally important. We'll also look at manipulating and interpreting expressions, understanding two step equations, and linear inequalities. Lots of great stuff in this series of tutorials.

Geometry

Why is geometry important? It's all about shapes -- triangles, circles, pyramids, spheres, diamonds, and more. Geometric shapes are all around you, and the world is built with them. In this series of tutorials and exercises you'll become familiar with Euclidean geometry and terms like segments, scale drawings, parts of a circle, area, volume, angles, and geometric figures.

Statistics and probability

This introduction to probability and statistics explores probability models, sample spaces, compound events, random samples, and a whole lot more.
Statistics and probability
This introduction to probability and statistics explores probability models, sample spaces, compound events, random samples, and a whole lot more.
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Basic probability

Flip a quarter a hundred times. What's the probability that it will turn up heads? Tails? Even if we are unsure about whether something will happen, can we start to be mathematical about the "chances" of an event (essentially realizing that some things are more likely than others) occurring. This set of tutorials will introduce us to the tools that allow us to think about random events and the logic behind comparing, judging, and finding the probabilities of those events. Common Core standards: 7.SP.C.5, 7.SP.C.7a,

Theoretical and experimental probability

If you know all of the possible outcomes of a trial (and the associated probabilities of each of them), you can find the exact probability. In many situations, however, we don't know this and instead, we estimate the probability based on history of events. That's what we're going to do in this tutorial.

Comparing and sampling populations

When we are trying to make a judgement about a population, it is often impractical (or impossible) to observe every member of the population. Imagine trying to survey all 300+ million Americans to understand the likely outcome of the next presidential election! Because of this, much of statistics is collecting data from a representative and random sample. From the data collected from this random sample we can infer things about the greater population.