Getting Ready for Grade 7

Welcome to 7th grade!

Your new math teachers are very excited to meet you this September!

To help you stay strong with your grade 6 math skills, we’ve put together a list of optional summer practice work. Anything from 5 minutes per day to 30 minutes per week is helpful in keeping you current with the math you learned in school this year.

This skills practice is a mix of worksheets that you can print at home or online skills practice using iXL using your current iXL account username and password.  Work completed in your current iXL account will be visible to your teacher this fall.

Before you get started, here are some helpful hints to keep you organized for your optional summer work:

  1. It’s always a great idea to keep your work in one location. So get a binder or a spiral bound notebook where you can write things down. Looking back on your problem solving later might be helpful to you. Even if you use iXL, sometimes you need to write things down to solve problems. If you have a lot of trouble in any specific area, your teacher can look at your work later to see where you might have made mistakes.  
  2. Do your work in pencil so that you can erase, if necessary.
  3. Try doing the work without a calculator if you can. Practicing your math facts while you are problem solving will help you to build your computation skills.
  4. Don’t get frustrated. If you are stuck, just move on to the next problem. Maybe if you take a break, you’ll have a brainstorm :) And if you don’t, it’s ok. Your teacher will be happy to help you in the fall. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them later!
  5. Have fun! This work is not intended to be stressful for you. It’s just summer exercise for your math-brain.

The important things we want you to focus on are:

Basic Skills and Fractions

Understanding Percentages

Word Problem with Percentages

Ratios, Rates and Proportions

You can access the practice materials by clicking the links (or copying them to your browser). You will NOT need to submit work to your teacher, but you should definitely put it into your binder (or do it in your spiral bound notebook).  Each playlist focuses on a different set of practice skills. You may skip around, mix and match, combine printed work with iXL skills or Khan Academy. Have fun with the work!

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Richard at krichard@aps1.net.

Thanks you!

Getting Ready for Grade 7 Playlist

Focus Area

Here are the links you need:

iXL links to online skills practice

Reference material / Notes

Basic Skills

·       Order of Operations

·       Create equivalent fractions

·       Convert mixed numbers to improper fractions

·       Whole number to fraction conversion

·       Convert fractions to simplest form

·       Long division

Order of Operations

Skill 8

 

Fractions - Basic Skills

Skill 9

 

Answer Key

 

 

O.11

Evaluate expressions involving integers (Order of Operations)

 

I.3

Equivalent Fractions Review

 

I.9

Convert between Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions

 

C.6

Divide whole numbers with 3 digit divisors

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/fractions

Scroll through the fraction topics and pick the ones you need to review/practice.

 

commoncoreworksheets.com

Operations with Fractions

·       Add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions.

 

Add/Subtract Fractions

Skill 10

 

Multiplying Fractions

Skill 11

 

Dividing Fractions

Skill 12

 

Answer Key

J.1

Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators

 

J.3

Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators

 

K.6

Multiplying Fractions

 

L.5

Dividing Fractions

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/fractions

Scroll through the fraction topics and pick the ones you need to review/practice.

 

commoncoreworksheets.com

 

 

 



Real-world problems involving fractions and decimals

 

Fraction/Decimal Word Problems

 

Answer Key

 

0.8

Fraction Word Problems

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/fractions

Scroll through the fraction topics and pick the ones you need to review/practice.

 

commoncoreworksheets.com

Understanding Percentages

Understanding percents

 

 

Percents Answer Key

 

 

 

 

S.1

Convert between Per Cents, Fractions and Decimals

 

 

This is a review of your Chapter 6 material in Math in Focus Course 1 (Grade 6).

 

You should review the answer key to see where you made mistakes, if any.

 

 

Khan Academy

Instruction: Watch video

Percent word problems: 100 is what percent of 80? (4:37)

 

S.6

Percents of numbers - with fractional and decimal percents

 

S.7

Find what percent one number is of another

 

Other resources if needed:

http://www.mathsisfun.com/percentage.html

 

 

 

Khan Academy

Instruction: Watch video

Percent word problem: 78 is 15% of what number? (5:26)

S.9

Find the total given a part and a percent

 

Percent Practice Test

Percent skills 2

 

There is NO answer key for this one. You can bring this work with you in August, show it to your teacher and you will get the answer key!

 

 

Percent Word Problems

Word Problems with Percents

 

Answer Key - Percent Word Problems

S.5

Percent word problems

This is a review of your Chapter 6 material in Math in Focus Course 1 (Grade 6).

 

 

 

Khan Academy practice:

Discount, tax and tip word problems.

 

Khan Academy practice:  Markup and commission word problems

 

V.7

Calculate tips, taxes, markups and more

Other resources if needed:

http://www.mathsisfun.com/percentage.html

 

 

Here is a cool slideshow to help with taxes, tips and markups or discounts: Slide show on taxes, tips, mark ups/downs

Simple Interest instruction and practice.

 

 

V.8

Simple interest

http://www.mathsisfun.com/money/interest.html

 

Review Simple interest only, then try problems #1-7 at the bottom of page for practice.

Percent change instruction and practice including percent increase/decrease and percent error

 

V.5

Sale Prices

 

V.6

Sale Prices - Find the Original Price

http://www.mathsisfun.com/data/percentage-difference-vs-error.html

 

Complete practice problems #1-10 at bottom.

Ratios/Rates/Unit Rates

 

R.1 - R.12

Ratios

Unit Rates

Proportions

Scale Factor

Word Problems