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**Grade 7 – Developing Mental Math Skills**

- Describe and use strategies to:
- generate multiples and factors
- represent perfect squares (to 102) and square roots (to 100), using a variety of tools (e.g., geoboards, connecting cubes, grid paper)
- solve problems involving the addition and subtraction of fractions and decimals
- estimate operations with whole numbers, decimals, and percents

– Focusing on the Fundamentals of Math – A Teacher’s Guide, p.7

## Text Resources

This curated list of documents have been selected to help you gain a deeper understanding of the above selection from “Focusing on the Fundamentals of Math – A Teachers Guide”. Each link will take you directly to the relevant section within the document.

#### Learning Mathematics vs Following “Rules”: The Value of Student-Generated Methods

#### Paying Attention to Spatial Reasoning

#### A Guide to Effective Instruction in Mathematics 4-6, Number Sense and Numeration, Vol 3, Multiplication

(Though this document is written for the Junior grades, it still applies to students in grades 7-8 who need extra support with multiplication).

#### A Guide to Effective Instruction in Mathematics 4-6, Number Sense and Numeration, Vol 4, Division

(Though this document is written for the Junior grades, it still applies to students in grades 7-8 who need extra support with division).