7th Grade Math

Welcome to the 7th Grade Math class page! 

We are currently studying enVision topic 3: Analyze and Solve Percent Problems. Here is an outline of what we are learning!

1. Analyze Percents of Numbers
2. Connect Percent and Proportion
3. Represent and Use the Percent Equation
4. Solve Percent Change and Error Problems
5. Solve Markup and Markdown Problems
6. Solve Simple Interest Problems

Middle schoolers don't have a lot of money. You might get an allowance, earn cash by babysitting, or save your birthday and Christmas money, but it never seems to be enough to buy all the things you want, right? You need to find good deals on the products to stretch your money as for as it can go. This doesn't really change when you are an adult. A buy-one-get-one 50% off sale at American Eagle, a "take an additional 20% off the sale price" at Kohls, or a BOGO deal at Starbucks are all real world examples of percents problems. These advertisements seem like a good deal, but sometimes they are deceiving. You will need to know a little bit of math to be smart consumer!

In this unit, we will learn about percents, or parts of 100. You will learn about percent markups (aka why Shopko went out of business) and percent markdowns (aka why your mom loves shopping at Kohls).  At the end of the unit, you will know all you need to know about percents to be a money savvy consumer.