In grade 7 pre-Algebra we have hit the ground running FAST with the Engage New York Module 3 curriculum. I absolutely adore this unit, but it is a lot of material packed in incredibly fast for the kids. It expects them to have very solid knowledge of all fraction operations and very good recall of solving one and two step equations. Before the Common Core curriculum, much of grade 7 was spent learning how to solve one and two step equations.
As with any class the spread is great in the pre-Algebra class and everyone is working to adjust from the double blocks of math they had in grade 6 to what feels like a very short time to work together in grade 7. Daily I leave class thinking, “if only we could have a double block for this class.” I feel like a lab period every other day would be AMAZING! Continue reading “Area and Perimeter Project (2017)”