Algebra 7 Learning Targets

Unit 1:  Review

  1. Introductory algebra
  2. Fractions
    1. – Adding fractions with unlike denominators
    2. – More examples of adding fractions
    3. – Subtracting fractions with unlike denominators
    4. – Adding fractions with different signs
    5. – Multiplying fractions
    6. – Convert to improper fractions
    7. – Convert from improper to mixed numbers
    8. – Dividing fractions (building intuition)
    9. – Dividing fractions (word problems)
    10. – Dividing fractions
    11. – Dividing fractions part 2
    12. – Dividing fractions with negative numbers

Unit 2:  Ratios and Proportions

  1. I can write and simplify ratios (with labels) given data in a problem or in a table.
  2. I can write a percent from a ratio or given data.
  3. I can use proportions (equivalent ratios set equal to each other) to solve problem situations.
  4. I can use part to part ratios and part to whole ratios to solve problem situations (pizza problem and juice problem).
  5. I can calculate 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 percent of a number without a calculator.
    1. – Percentages of a whole number using fractions.
    2. – Scroll down to Unitary Method
    3. Mental math techniques for percentages

Unit 3:  Ratios and Proportions

  1. I can identify similar figures and justifying their similarity.
  2. I can solve for missing angles and missing sides of similar figures.
  3. I can identify Scale factor BOTH ways between shapes and showing the Scale Factor impact on area and perimeter.
  4. I can calculate Area and perimeter of triangles and rectangles and label with correct units.
  5. I can use the ratios of corresponding sides or Scale Factor to justify similarity.
  6. I can identify corresponding angles and sides.

Unit 4:  Integers

  1. I can graph positive and negative values on the coordinate plane.
  2. I can name the opposite and absolute value of any integer.
  3. I can model integer addition and subtraction with chips and the number line.
  4. I can apply the rules for adding and subtracting integers to rational numbers.
  5. I can compare and order rational numbers and accurately place them on a number line.
  6. I can apply order of operations to expressions involving negative numbers.
  7. I can use the distributive property to expand and factor expressions, including those with negatives and variables.
  8. – Over addition
    1. – Over subtraction
    2. – Advanced with variables
    3. – Factoring with variables
    4. – Distributing and combining like terms

Unit 5:  Linear functions:  graphs, tables, equations and applications


  1. I can determine if a set of data is linear from a table, graph, or equation.
  2. I can identify the slope and y-intercept in a graph, table, or equation.
  3. Given two points, I can calculate the slope.
  4. I can solve for the unit rate in a problem and use that in an equation.
  5. I can create a graph, table, and an equation given a set of data or problem situation.
  6. I can solve one- and two-step equations.
    1. – How to solve a one step addition problem
    2. – How to solve one step multiplication problems
    3. – How to solve one step division problems
    4. – Variety of one step equations
    5. – Solving two step equations
    6. – More two step equations
    7. – Two step with fraction
    8. – Two step with more fractions
    9. – More examples of two step equations
    10. – Multi-step equation introduction
    11. – Multi-step equation example
    12. – Multi-step equations with fraction coefficients
    13. – Mistakes in equation solving
    14. – Two step word problems
    15. – More two step word problems
    16. – Word problem with distributive property

Unit 6:  3D Measurement:  surface area and volume

  1. For all length, volume, and area measures, I can identify and use the appropriate units to label the measures.
  2. I can calculate the surface area and volume of rectangular prisms given the length, width, and height of the prism.
  3. I can draw a net of a rectangular prism to scale.
  4. I can use the appropriate dimensions of a triangular prism to find the surface area and volume of the prism.
    • – Volume and Surface Area of a Triangular Prism and Cube
    • – Volume of a Triangular Prism from another perspective. I really want you to focus on volume being area of base times height though.
  5. I can find the area and circumference of a circle with no given formula.
  6. I can find the surface area and volume of a cylinder using the radius of the base and the height of the cylinder.
  7. I can find the surface area and volume of a pyramid.
  8. I can solve for the volume of a cone.

Unit 7:  Shapes and Designs:  angle and side relationships in polygons and parallel and perpendicular lines

  1. I can name a polygon by the number of sides (1-10 sides).
  2. I can calculate the sum of the interior angles of any polygon.
  3. I can calculate the measure of one interior angle of any regular polygon.
  4. I can calculate the sum of the exterior angles of a polygon.
  5. I can calculate the measure of one exterior angle of any regular polygon.
  6. I can classify angles as acute, obtuse and right by their measure and/or diagram.
  7. I can use a protractor and a ruler to construct angles and polygons with specific measures.
  8. Given one angle, I can find its complement and supplement.
  9. I can identify adjacent and vertical angles and the use properties of adjacent and vertical angles to solve for unknown angle measures in a multi-step problem.
  10. I can determine if I can build a triangle from 3 given side lengths.
  11. Using the properties of angles formed by two parallel lines and a transversal, I can find missing angle measures.
  12. I can solve problem situations applying the properties of shapes, angles and parallel lines.

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