7th Grade  Connected Mathematics® 4
Connected Mathematics® 4 (Phillips et al., 2025) is a coherent, problembased curriculum that promotes an inquirybased teachinglearning classroom environment. Important mathematical ideas are identified, and the essential understandings of these ideas are embedded in a carefully sequenced set of contextual problems. This means that students and teachers start with a problem and together they work to solve it. An important part of the problemsolving process is a discussion on
 the strategies students used to solve the problem,
 the embedded or encoded mathematical understandings in the problem situation, and
 how these understandings build on prior knowledge.
The curriculum helps students grow in their ability to reason effectively with information represented in verbal, numeric, graphic, and symbolic forms and to move flexibly among these representations to produce fluency in both conceptual and procedural knowledge.
Grade 7 Mathematical Focus: Students focus on proportional reasoning in the context of number, similarity, algebra, measurement, probability, and statistics.
Details at a Glance
 136.5 periods
 26 Investigations
 Includes digital resources
 Developed in partnership with Michigan State University
 Includes assessment
 Problembased
 Includes support for multilingual learners
 Embedded differentiation
 Fosters student collaboration
 Student selfassessment and reflection
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Scope & Sequence
Content in 7th Grade  Connected Mathematics® 4 is organized into 8 units, as follows:
Unit 1  Shapes and Designs
Generalizing and Using Properties of Geometric Shapes
In this unit, students investige some general properties of geometric shapes (figures), including angles and polygons, and using this information to design shapes and solve problems. At the end of this investigation, students ask themselves: What do we know about geometric shapes?
19 Days  3 Investigations
Unit 2  Completely Rational
A Focus on Integers
In this unit students continue to explore rational numbers, including operations and their properties with positive, negative numbers and zero and how to recognize and use these operations to solve problems. At the end of this investigation, students ask themselves: What do we know about rational numbers and their operations?
21 Days  4 Investigations
Unit 3  Stretching and Shrinking
Proportional Reasoning in the Context of Similarity (Scale Drawings)
In this unit, students use proportional reasoning to solve problems involving similar figures (scale drawings). At the end of this investigation, students ask themselves: What do we know about similar figures? What do we know about proportional reasoning?
17.5 Days  4 Investigations
Unit 4  Comparing and Scaling
Proportional Reasoning in the Context of Number
In this unit and in prior units, students explore problem situations that require proportional reasoning. At the end of this unit, students ask themselves: What does it mean to reason proportionally?
16 Days  3 Investigations
Unit 5  Moving Straight Ahead
Linear Relationships: Expressions and Equations
In this unit, students continue to explore patterns of change between two variables using linear situations. We use tables, graphs, expressions, equations, and inequalities to represent and these linear patterns and solve problems. At the end of this investigation, students ask themselves: What do we know about linear relationships, expressions, equations, and inequalities?
19 Days  4 Investigations
Unit 6  How Likely Is It?
Proportional Relationships in the Context of Probability
In this unit, students use proportional relationships to investigate probability. At the end of this investigation students ask themselves: What do we know about probability? About proportional relationships? How are proportional relationships used to solve problems that involve probabilities?
19 Days  4 Investigations
Unit 7  Filling and Wrapping
Two and ThreeDimensional Measurement
In this unit, students explore measurements of two and threedimensional shapes and how these measurements are used to solve realworld problems. At the end of this investigation, students ask themselves: What do we know about measurements of two and threedimensional
shapes?
16 Days  3 Investigations
Unit 8  Samples and Populations
Making Comparisons and Predictions
In this unit, students generally work with samples rather than populations of data. This may not be explicitly stated in many cases. During the unit, be sure that students understand when they are working with samples and when they are working with populations. Students should also understand and properly use the terms samples and populations.
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9 Days  2 Investigations
Program Components
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What are the options for teacher access?
In Print
A print set of eight Teacher Editions and A Guide to Connected Mathematics 4 (Teacher Resources). Fullcolor pages are set in an organized and tabbed, threering binder making it easy to navigate and personalize with highlighting, annotations, rearrangements, and insertions.
Online Teacher Portal Access
Online Teacher Portal access for one teacher for 6 years and includes: all gradelevel Teacher Editions, the Guide (Teacher Resources), and all gradelevel Student Editions. Teachers can create groups; assign ACE, reflection questions and assessments; enable accommodations; and communicate with students. Numerous tools include Desmos graphing calculator, MathType, highlighter, and line reader.
What are the options for student access?
In Print
A print set of eight Student Editions. Fullcolor pages include easy navigation throughout the content and include holepunched softcover binding for easy integration into a math binder. Nonconsummable.
Online Student Portal Access
Access to Online Student Portal for 6 years and includes the digital Student Edition. Numerous embedded tools include: ReadSpeaker, Desmos graphing calculator, MathType, line reader, highlighter, and notepad. Complete problems and assessments online.
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