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Activities and Games: Grades 7-8

Here’s a summary of important fundamentals that students need to know by the end of Grade 8.

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Show understanding of and the use of any whole number and decimal number

Game Web
Robot Rule Game (Linear Growing Patterns)

Determine the Robot’s rule for linear growing patterns by using input/output pairs.

Game Instructions
Magnitude Games

Using decimal, fraction and/or whole number cards, students can play one of five games that require comparison of two or more quantities.

Game Instructions
Web Card Tasks

Using decimal, fraction and/or whole number cards, students can engage in one of four games requiring them to identify a quantity that is equivalent to, greater than or less than the number on the Web card. Other connections include representations and place value.

Game Instructions
Reading, naming and counting tasks

Using decimal, fraction and/or whole number cards, students name the number, count up to the number and/or identify key information about the number.

Game Instructions
Representing Tasks

Using decimal, fraction and/or whole number cards, students create representations of the value.


Work with money as an application of decimals, fractions, percents, and rates. For example, calculating the total cost of an item, including tax

Activity Web
Which is the Better Deal?

Practise solving problems involving rates to find
the best deal by calculating and comparing the
unit rates of a variety of grocery items.

Activity Web
Guitar Star Part 1: Percents Greater than 100

Practise writing percents as decimals and calculating the percent of a number, including percents over 100% by solving problems that involve percents.

Activity Web
Guitar Star Part 2

Practise solving a variety of problems involving percent by finding discounts, calculating the sale price and calculating the final price including HST.


Add, subtract, multiply and divide combinations of whole numbers, decimal numbers, and integers, using the order of operations (e.g., (2 – 5)2 – 0.8 ÷ 2 = 8.6)

Activity Web
Size of a Change

Explore the difference between comparing integers and comparing the size of changes.

Game PDF
Cube Games (Linear Growing Patterns)

Match pictoral, graphical and pattern rule representations of a linear growing pattern in the fewest number of rolls.

Game PDF
Dominoes (Linear Growing Patterns)

A tile-based game matching pictorial, graphical or pattern rule representations. A 2-4 player game.

Game Web
Representation Match (Linear Growing Patterns)

A matching game pairing combinations of pattern rule, pictorial, graphical, algebraic and story representations for linear growing patterns. Play cards face-up or face-down as a memory game.

Game Web
Catch a Bouncing Ball (Integers)

Use integers to describe location by placing a glove to catch a numbered ball on a number line.

Game Web
Diamond Drop – Sign of a Sum (Integers)

Place integers to create sums that are positive, zero, or negative.

Activity Web
Order of Operations Part 2

Practise differentiating between correct and incorrect steps and evaluating multi-step expressions by reviewing BEDMAS (the acronym for the correct order of operations), and a set of algorithms for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers.


Add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions

Game PDF
Pyramid Solitaire

A matching game pairing combinations of pictorial and numerical representations of fractions. Play cards face-up or face-down as a memory game.

Game Web
Pyramid Solitaire

A matching game pairing combinations of pictorial and numerical representations of fractions. Play cards face-up or face-down as a memory game.

Activity Web
Adding Fractions

Work with Will and Bahvneet to compare different ways of showing and solving addition of fraction problems.


Use equivalent forms of a number (decimals, fractions, percents) (e.g., ¾ = 0.75 = 75%)

Game Web
Drop Ball

Place fractions at appropriate locations on the number line.

Game Instructions
Magnitude Games

Using decimal, fraction and/or whole number cards, students can play one of five games that require comparison of two or more quantities.

Game Instructions
Matching Games

Using decimal, fraction and/or whole number cards, students can play one of four matching games to build an understanding of equivalence.

Game Web
Fractions Representation Match

Gain knowledge and understanding of fractions through this match game.

Game Instructions
Web Card Tasks

Using decimal, fraction and/or whole number cards, students can engage in one of four games requiring them to identify a quantity that is equivalent to, greater than or less than the number on the Web card. Other connections include representations and place value.

Game Instructions
Reading, naming and counting tasks

Using decimal, fraction and/or whole number cards, students name the number, count up to the number and/or identify key information about the number.

Game Instructions
Representing Tasks

Using decimal, fraction and/or whole number cards, students create representations of the value.


Solve problems involving ratios, and rates, e.g., calculate the most economical way to purchase 125 songs, if 25 songs cost $7.99 and 50 songs cost $10.45

Activity Web
Which is the Better Deal?

Practise solving problems involving rates to find
the best deal by calculating and comparing the
unit rates of a variety of grocery items.

Activity Web
Rate My Groceries

Build understanding of unit rates by solving grocery store problems that involve determining and comparing unit rates to identify the better buy.