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OPS At Home Learning: 7th Grade

Grade level resources

Mathematics

MATHEMATICS

7th GRADE – Math 7

(Pre Algebra 1-2 students, please refer to 8th Grade Mathematics)

Recommended minutes per day:  45 – 60 minutes

ACTIVITIES:

RESOURCES:

Math 7 - All Topics - https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math

Math 7 - Expressions, Equations and Inequalities - https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-variables-expressions

Math 7 - Geometry - https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-geometry

Math 7 - Statistics and Probability - https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-probability-statistics

MATHCOUNTS problems solving in math plus - https://www.mathcounts.org/

Actuarial Foundations “Designing RATIOnally Worksheet: A Fresh Clean, Design”: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/sponsored-content/unexpected-math/17-18/designing-rationally

Actuarial Foundation “Are You Game?” for probability: https://www.actuarialfoundation.org/portfolio/are-you-game

  • Race to the Top pp. 6-8

  • Fair Spinners pp. 9-10

  • Odd Man Out pp. 14-16

  • Tossing Coins pp. 17-19

Actuarial Foundation “Dining Out” for fractions, decimals and percents: https://www.actuarialfoundation.org/portfolio/dining-out

  • Joe’s Place pp. 9-10
  • The Menu Game at The Terribly Terrific Taco pp. 15-19

MATH FOR ALL:

Play with your family or with friends: Which One Doesn’t Belong http://wodb.ca/

Try your hand at a daily number sense estimation activity http://www.estimation180.com/

Engage with probability – Play Yahtzee ™

Grab a deck of playing cards and try these games with your family  https://www.weareteachers.com/math-card-games/?fbclid=IwAR2vIxD8rgotwJSb4u6xPOXP6JP2ED4RcYRGHBhBl-gKQkFL29AzJbql2HU

Strengthen math skills through coding:  https://bricklayer.org/level-1/

Challenge yourself with these math puzzles to do individually or with friends and family: http://www.puzzleoftheweek.com/puzzle-library

Do your level best to solve The Four 4’s: https://www.youcubed.org/tasks/the-four-4s

Social Studies

Social Studies, Grade 7

Recommended minute per day: 30 minutes

ACTIVITIES

  • Go further with 7th grade Social Studies using the CK-12 Online Text. Select Social Studies then Geography to access content information, videos, and interactives on a variety of topics. 
  • View “On this day in history” clips from C-Span
  • Learn more about Omaha’s hidden history, and how local people, events, and places are connected to history.  
  • View student projects from Making Invisible Histories Visible
  • Stay connected to current events, global issues, and reading with the NY Times Lesson of the Day, as well as resources located on the OPS Library Services page.

RESOURCES

CK-12 Online Text: https://www.ck12.org/student/

On this day in history: https://www.c-span.org/classroom/onthisday/

Making Invisible Histories Visible: https://invisiblehistory.ops.org/StudentProjects/tabid/279/Default.aspx

NY Times Lesson of the Day: https://www.nytimes.com/column/learning-article-of-the-day

OPS Library Services Resources:
- Opposing Viewpoints (current issues)
- Global Issues in Context (world issues)
- OverDrive (ebooks)

Language Arts / Readings

GRADE 7: ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

ACTIVITIES:

READING:

Independent Reading:  30 minutes per day

  • Student chooses a book of interest.  This includes literary text (novel, short story, biography, autobiography, memoir, play, poetry, science fiction, fantasy, graphic novel) or informational text (topic-centered on a topic of student’s choice).  Use Sora to check out materials digitally for free (connects to the Omaha Public Library and the Omaha Public Schools Library).
  • Structured Reading Support
    • Readworks.org contains grade-level informational text with comprehension questions attached.  Currently offers an “Article a Day” for grades 6-8.  Free.
    • Achieve 3000 offers one article every day that is leveled to students’ reading level with comprehension questions for each.  Archived articles also available.  Free but requires online registration and some training to implement.
    • Scholastic Learn at Home offers day-to-day projects to keep kids reading and learning.

RESOURCES:

WRITING:

Independent Writing:  15 minutes per day

  • Student journals (diary) on topic of choice.  Can include reflections on current events, daily life, content of independent reading.
  • Students can write a play and submit for feedback using newplayexchange.org
  • Structured Writing Support
    • YouTube videos provide targeted information on topics and subtopics that include the writing process, grammar usage, punctuation, capitalization, sentence structure and style, writing modes and genres.  Free.
    • Each week playwrights are offering free lessons on playwriting.
    • NoRedInk offers interactive tutorials to teach writing and grammar concepts.  Free.

RESOURCES:

LISTENING AND SPEAKING

  • TED Talks offer short speeches and presentations by a variety of speakers on multiple topics.  Free.
  • TEDx Talks focus on topics of a more global/international nature.  Free.

RESOURCES:

Science

Science 7

Recommended minutes per day: 30 minutes

ACTIVITIES:

  • Experience hands-on learning using the Exploratorium Snacks
  • Stay connected to our own Henry Doorly Zoo by engaging in interactive videos and animal webcams
  • Explore California Academy of Science site
    • Animal webcams
    • bioGraphic magazine
    • Video Library
  • Use interactives from PBS Learning to focus on content

RESOURCES:

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