### Foundational Arithmetic and Numbers

Students explore decimals number and their place value. How numbers are composed, what factors are, and how to find prime factorization. Multiplying and dividing integers and floating point numbers and modeling and relating fractions.

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Lesson 1

Place Value

In this lessons students learn about place value in standard form, written form and expanded form.

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Lesson 2

Multiplying and Dividing Whole Numbers

Students review the concepts of multiplication and division with positive integers.

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Lesson 3

Multiples of Whole Numbers

Students look at number rules and how to quickly calculate factors from a product.

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Lesson 4

Factors of Whole Numbers

Students explore how to find all the factors of a given positive integer or whole number.

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Lesson 5

Prime and Composite Numbers

Students explore prime numbers and how composite numbers are composed of prime numbers.

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Lesson 6

Modelling Fractions

Students revisit fractions by modelling their numerators and denominator.

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Lesson 7

Fraction Relationships

Students explore fractions in and their relationship between number lines, charts, mixed numbers and improper fractions.

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Lesson 8

Finding Patterns in Tables

Students explore how mathematical patterns or algorithms are everywhere in the world.

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Lesson 9

Multiplying Decimals

Students explore how to multiply different decimal or floating point numbers.

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Lesson 10

Dividing Decimals

Students explore how to divide decimal or floating point numbers.

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Lesson 11

Multiplication and Division Problem Solving

Students use their multiplication and dividing decimal skills to solve mathematical problems.

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Extra Challenge

Multiplication Game

The first optional challenge in which students make a simple multiplication game in Scratch.

### Operations and Graphing

Students focus on the fundamentals of pre-algebra. Topics like integers, order of operations, variables, graphing, and analyzing data are explored.

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Lesson 1

Integers

Students explore what integers are and how we use them in our everyday life. The concept of a "Zero Pair" is introduced.

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Lesson 2

Ordering Integers

Students use their knowledge of integers to explore order and value.

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Lesson 3

Order of Operations

Students learn about PEDMAS, often refereed to as BEDMAS, the order in which you complete multi-step mathematical expressions and equations.

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Lesson 4

Writing and Simplifying Expressions

Students learn about the basics of pre-algebra: understanding words problems, substituting and simplifying equations, and data tables.

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Lesson 5

Preservation of Equality: Addition and Subtraction

Students explore how to balance addition and subtraction based equations using preservation of equality, the methodology and why it works.

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Lesson 6

Preservation of Equality: Multiplication and Division

Students further explore preservation of equality, looking into how to balance multiplication and division equations.

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Lesson 7

Table of Values

Students learn how to use a data table or a table of values to solve a series of algebraic expressions.

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Lesson 8

Graphing Points

Students explore ordered pairs (graphing points) and how they are used in a Cartesian plane to plot graphs or figures.

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Lesson 9

Graphing Patterns

Students learn how to use ordered pairs to create patterns and figures on a Cartesian plane.

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Lesson 10

Measuring Distance

Students learn how to measure the distance between two order pairs on a single axis.

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Lesson 11

Line Graphs

Students learn how to plot data to create a line graph, learning about the importance of the axes, scaling, and labeling.

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Project

Cartesian Battleships

Students are hire by a company to create a new board game using Cartesian planes, Cartesian Battleships.

### Angles and Polygons

Students focus on understand how manipulating objects in a 2D and 3D plane can be expressed through Mathematics. Topics like angles, polygons, transformations, perimeter, area and volume are explored.

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Lesson 1

Identifying Angles

Students learn how to identify angles by estimating their angles and classifying them as acute, obtuse, right or straight.

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Lesson 2

Measuring Angles

Students learn how to create and measure angles using a protractor.

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Lesson 3

Polygons

Students explore what polygons, what makes a polygon and the different types of polygons.

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Lesson 4

Classifying Triangles

Students explore the different types of triangles: equatorial, isosceles, scalene and the angles related to each triangle.

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Lesson 5

Interior Angles

Students learn about interior angles of triangles and quadrilaterals. How the sum of these polygons are always the same and what relationships that implies.

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Lesson 6

Congruent Polygons

Students explore what the word congruent means and how concurrency applies to polygons.

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Lesson 7

Transformations

Students explore how to transform or manipulate polygons on a Cartesian plane.

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Lesson 8

Measuring Transformations

Students explore how to measure and describe transformation on a Cartesian plane.

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Lesson 9

Combining Transformations

Students explore how to combined transformation in succession.

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Project

Store Basics

This is an assignment that allows students to explore how to apply the skills they have learned in Grade 6 to plan out a hypothetical store as a project.

### Ratios and Probability

Student use previous knowledge to related many previous topics together. They explore the relationships between ratios, percents and fractions, and probability.

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Lesson 1

Ratio

Students explore the concept of ratios and how they can be used to represent a relationship between two objects.

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Lesson 2

Problem Solving Ratio

Students explore how to use ratios to solve problems and everyday situations.

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Lesson 3

Ratios, Fractions, Percents

Students explore the relationship between ratios, fractions, and percents. How they relate and can be converted.

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Lesson 4

Percents as a Decimal

Students explore the relationship between percents and decimals. How they relate and how to convert them.

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Lesson 5

Problem Solving Percents

Students explore how to apply and use percent to solve problems and everyday situations.

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Lesson 6

Theoretical Probability

Students explore the concept of theoretical probability, how to apply it and how it can differ from real life.

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Lesson 7

Experimental Probability

Students explore experimental probability and how it can different from they theoretical in smaller sample sizes.

### Trees and Forests

Students learn about trees as individual plants and as part of a forest ecosystem. By examining local species, they learn to recognize the characteristics of different trees and develop skill in describing and interpreting the structural features of trees. As part of their studies, students learn about a broad range of living things found on, under and around trees and study the complex interaction between trees and the larger environment. In examining human use of forests, they become aware of a broad range of environmental issues and develop an awareness of the need for responsible use.

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Lesson 1

The Forest Ecosystem

In this lesson we talk about the forest ecosystem and introduce the terms biotic, abiotic, organisms, producers, consumers, and decomposers.

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Lesson 2

Levels of the Forests

Students explore the four levels of the forest (canopy, understory, underbrush and forests floor) found in Alberta Canada.

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Lesson 3

The Energy Cycle

Students learn about the energy cycle in a ecosystem and how producers, consumers and decomposers interact.

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Lesson 4

Photosynthesis

Students explore what photosynthesis is and how it helps producers create energy.

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Project 1

Ecomon Battle Cards

Students use their knowledge of ecosystems to develop a card game.

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Topic 5

Parts of a Tree

Students explore the different parts of a tree, focusing on the tree trunk.

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Topic 6

Cross-Sections

Students learn how to interpret tree cookie or cross-sections of a tree trunk in order to

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Topic 7

Types of Trees

Students learn about the different types of trees in the Albertan ecosystem.

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Topic 8

Types of Leaves

Students learn about the types of leaves that each different tree can produce, their benefits and decrements.

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Topic 9

Shapes of Trees

Students explore the different shapes of trees and why they grow a specific way.

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Topic 10

How We Use the Forest

Students learn how we use the forest and why it is important to preserve it for future generations.

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Student-Lead Review

Trees & Forests Review Projects

Student lead videos and activities to help you study or brush up on the Trees and Forest unit.

### Sky Science

Students learn about objects in the day and night sky. Through direct observation and research, students learn about the motions and characteristics of stars, moons and planets. Using simple materials, such as balls and beads, students create models and diagrams which they use to explore the relative position and motion of objects in space. As a result of these studies, students move from a simple view of land and sky, to one that recognizes Earth as a sphere in motion within a larger universe. With new understanding, students revisit the topics of seasonal cycles, phases of the Moon and the apparent motion of stars.

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Lesson 1

Scale of the Universe

Students explore a short video explaining the scale of the Universe and how we, as humans, fit into it.

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Lesson 2

The Sun Emits Light

Students look at the difference between emitting and reflecting light. Then explore which objects in the sky are emitting or reflecting light.

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Lesson 3

Our Solar System

Students explore the different planets in our Solar System. Researching a planet of choice for a later project.

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Lesson 4

Rotation and Revolution

Students explore how the Earth translates through space, as well as why constellation move throughout the year.

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Project

Sundials

Students learn how the why the sun moves across the sky and make a sundial to explore the concept.

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Lesson 5

Why Seasons Change

Students investigate why seasons change on Earth, looking at the axis of the Earth in relation to the Sun.

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Lesson 6

The Moon

Students look into the Moon, its phases and orbit, and the relationship it has with the Earth.

### Evidence and Investigation

Students sharpen their skills in observing and interpreting what they see by investigating evidence of human and animal activity. They explore and analyze indoor and outdoor environments as they look for footprints, markings, evidence of disturbance and things that are left behind. Through these studies, students learn to pose questions, devise investigations, recognize patterns and discrepancies, and think logically about what they have observed.

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Lesson 1

Fabric Forensics

Students learn how to compare and contrast different types of fabrics for forensic usage.

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Lesson 2

Fingerprints

Students explore how to capture and classify fingerprints.

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Lesson 3

Footprints

Students explore how to analysis and understand footprints for use in the Evidence and Investigation unit.

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Lesson 4

Chromatography

Students learn how to use chromatography to analysis different pens and felts to determine their composition.

### Air and Aerodynamics

Students explore the characteristics of air and the interaction between moving air and solids. They learn that air is a compressible fluid, that it is composed of many gases, and that moving air can support solid materials in sustained flight. By studying birds and airplanes, they learn a variety of adaptations and designs that make flight possible and that provide for propulsion and control.

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Lesson 1

Air Takes Up Space

Students learn about the composition of air on Earth, exploring the concept that it takes up space.

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Lesson 2

Air is a Fluid

Students learn that air is a fluid, explore the dynamics of fluids and how they change as temperature changes and how fill up space.

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Challenge

The Eggtastic Challenge

Students apply their knowledge of air and fluids to force an egg into a flask without any direct contact in this fluid dynamic experiment.

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Lesson 3

Bernoulli's Principle

Students learn about Bernoulli's Principle, as velocity increases density decreases. Exploring how to apply it to everyday observations.

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Lesson 4

Forces of Flight

Students explore the four forces of flight and how they impact flight of different aircraft.

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Lesson 5

Adaptations for Flight

Students explore how birds and insects achieve flight with some unique adaptations.

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Challenge

Potential Energy Vehicle

Students apply their knowledge of drag and thrust to design an efficient potential gravity vehicle.

### Flight

Students apply their knowledge of aerodynamics to design, build and test a variety of flying devices. In constructing models, students develop a basic design, then build it, test it, and solve the problems that inevitably arise. Through teamwork they learn that planning, communication, cooperation and flexibility are important to the overall result, even though parts of a task can be worked on individually. In the process, students learn about the parts of an aircraft, their role in controlled flight and the differences between aircraft and spacecraft.